||Start with an 8" square piece of origami paper and lay it in a diamond shape. Fold the paper in half by bringing the bottom up to meet the top corner so it forms a triangle.|
||Take the left lower point and fold it across the form to meet the right edge. Make sure to keep the top edge straight across horizontally. Repeat this step using the lower right point, folding it across horizontally to meet the left edge.|
a. Give your form rounded corners by starting at A and B and folding them up to make a point at the bottom. Fold these creases sharply and then unfold.
b. Now use an Inside-Reverse Fold to hide the points inside the form. Start with point A slightly lifting the flap and opening it up. Then use your finger to poke in the point so it rests inside the form. Repeat this step with point B.
c. The third picture illustrates the finished product thus far.
||All that's left to do is tuck in the front upper flap into the front triangle and the back upper flap into the remaining opening. Now you have one half of the egg done.|
||To make the other half, repeat steps 1 through 4 with another sheet of paper. To piece your egg together, just unfold the back flap of one of the forms and rub some glue on it. Next, slide it into the back pocket of the other form. Make sure that the plain sides of each egg half face toward the front. You will just see a horizontal crease line through the front.|
||You can decorate your egg with markers, paints, paper cut-outs, glitter or stickers. Puff paints and ribbon look really cute on these as well. These eggs also make a cute Easter Tree. Just glue a small loop of ribbon to the back and hang several on a small tree or plant. Make them in a rainbow of colors. The kids love to make one with each family member's name.|