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Easter’s on its way!  We are full-swing into Easter preparations around here.  In thinking up Easter-themed activities to do with my son I came up with the idea of an Easter Egg Toss Game.  So the concept is so basic.  The goal of the game is to toss as many Easter eggs into the basket as you can.  I know, such a nothing thing, but it’s enough of a challenge to keep my 3 year old occupied for a while.

diy fabric easter egg toss game

For my game I decided to use an Easter basket that we already had and I made some eggs out of fabric.  Yes, you could just use plastic Easter eggs for this game, but since we play this inside our house I wanted to make the eggs a bit softer.  This way, when my 3 year old accidentally lobs one at the baby’s head it won’t hurt so much.  Safety First.

My fabric eggs are a little wonky, but my kid doesn’t seem to mind.  Here’s how I made them:

1. I got out two cups of different sizes and them on a piece of cardboard.  Then I traced the outside of them with a Sharpie.

making templates for the eggs from cardboard

the cardboard shape drawn in sharpie

2. Then I connected the lines and cut out my egg template.

the egg shape drawn on cardboard

3. I traced my template onto the backside of my fabrics and cut each egg out.  I pinned the egg cut outs face to face.

the fabric cut out in the egg shape and pinned together

4. I sewed around the edge of each one, leaving a small gap.

sewing around the edges of the fabric

the edges sewn with just a little gap left open

5. Then I turned each one inside out and filled each egg with some stuffing scraps that I had.

stuffing the eggs

the egg filled with stuffing

6. I could have closed the eggs with a blind stitch so that you couldn’t see, but I was being lazy and just ran them through the machine.

the completed eggs next to a basket

my son tossing the eggs into the basket

If I were to do this again, I would make my eggs a bit bigger to make things easier on myself.  So if you do happen to make your own, make them bigger than you think you should.  Imperfect as they are, my son loves them and we are playing this a lot.  Not bad for a project made of scraps that took very little time.

diy fabric easter egg toss game fabric eggs inside of Easter basket

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A. Grace

Saturday 5th of April 2014

Very cute! Just curious ... did the toss game work out ok with the eggs filled with stuffing? I was thinking it would be too light. I guess I was thinking more of a bean bag type of toss game.


Saturday 5th of April 2014

It works really well. I thought about getting the stuff you would use for a bean bag or even corn hole but then my son and I were at Pump it Up and they had this throwing game with little puff balls and my son was able to do that easily so I decided to just use filling scraps that I had. But it could totally work with heavier filling materials.

Pauline C.

Friday 4th of April 2014

Omg.. I'm loving these Cat! Very cute and really creative =)

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Thursday 3rd of April 2014

I love these! They are so cute!!! Also, I 100% agree with you on the HIMYM finale and wish they had done it that way! Well said!!


Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Thank you! It was fun to get to see someone else's perspective on the finale. My husband watched the finale with me, but didn't watch the show so I talked about it with him, but he doesn't have the full perspective, so its fun to talk about with others who have been there for the whole journey.

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