Storybook Inspired Easter Eggs

We all know that I’m all about books for kids!  So, when it came time to start thinking about decorating Easter eggs, I thought why not let children’s books be our inspiration. Here is a look at the books and the Easter egg masterpieces that they inspired.

Easter eggs created from inspiration from children's books from

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The book that led me to this egg decorating idea was Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross.  In the story, Eggbert is asked to leave the refrigerator because he is cracked.  As he makes his way out into the world, he paints himself to “fit in” with his  new surroundings.  However, he finds that he isn’t welcome in the new environments.  Then, he really takes a look around and discovers that there are beautiful things on Earth that are cracked.  He discovers that it’s ok to be cracked and begins to embrace who he is as an egg.

We let our inner artist shine through and this is what we designed!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Easter Egg

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle inspired this cute little guy.

Pete the Cat Easter Egg

Next, we made Pete the Cat from Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.  Using a toilet paper roll, we cut it in four pieces to represent his shoes.

It Looked Like Spilt Milk inspired Easter Egg

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw allowed for some creative shape cutting.

Hen's Pens ispired Easter Egg

Hen’s Pens by Cox is a favorite book in our house.  We got to practice zigzagging with markers and pipe cleaners and created a lift-the-flap on our egg.

Fish Eyes inspired Easter Egg Decorating

I think our fish from Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert turned out so cute.  This little guy was created with layering tissue paper.

The Dot inspired Easter Egg

And finally we have the egg my 2 year-old created inspired by The Dot by Peter Reynolds!

If you were decorating storybook inspired Easter eggs, which children’s book would you select?

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


  1. My favourite is The Dot – great idea 🙂

  2. What fantastic ideas – truly inspired!

  3. Love this idea!

  4. What a genius idea! I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar especially 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials

  5. I would do one for Can’t Wait to Shoe You, the new book from Belly Books!

  6. I love these! Such a smart idea, Jodie. 🙂

  7. Jodie, I absolutely looooove these Easter eggs! I think the Very Hungry Caterpillar egg is my favorite. 🙂

  8. Aaahh! I love these so much!!

  9. What a great idea!! I love them! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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