What would a Texas Easter be without armadillos crossing the road? As the weather warms up, you're likely to see one in your yard on Easter Sunday. With their segmented armor and dinosaur tails, making one out of an Easter egg would be a creative toast to armadillos' indigenous land.
Materials Found At Your H-E-B
One avocado per egg
Package of General Mills "Bugles" (for head)
Package of standard small wire paperclips—four clips per egg
How To Make It
1. Boil the eggs and let cool.
2. Carefully cut and skin avocado so most of skin is in one big piece. Clean avocado traces out of skin and fit around the egg.
3. Glue avocado skin securely around egg—possibly using two or three cut pieces. White should not be showing (a little on the ends is okay).
4. Cut small 45-degree angle off the open end of a bugle. Fit additional piece of avocado skin around the cut bugle and glue it on. This is the head.
5. Glue open side of avocado skin-bugle slightly higher than the small far end of the egg, with the longer-angled side on top. Hold until dry and stable.
6. Cut two 1cm thick strips of avocado skin, each as long as your pinky. One end of both strips should be pointed. Glue pieces together, black sides out.
7. Glue non-pointed side to fat end of egg. This is the tail.
8. Take four paperclips and pull up the open wire end on each. Stick wire clips into avocado skin at bottom of Eggadillo—one in each corner. Flat part of clips should lay flat on the table. These are the legs/feet.
- Put a drop of glue for each eye if you wish or use googly eyes.
- You can also cut the very tip of two more Bugles and glue them perpendicular to where the body meets the head (ears). Pointy end faces up.
- Consider scoring the top of the Eggadillos' bodies (avocado skin) widthwise in uniform 1mm-apart lines with a knife, creating the segmented armor look.