Peek-Inside Egg

Peek-Inside Egg lesson plan

Celebrate Easter in elegance! Children design replicas of Faberge eggs in exquisite dioramas.

  • 1.

    Research how and when Easter is celebrated in various parts of the world. Find several traditional holiday symbols. Eggs are decorated by people in many countries using various techniques. Here is how to make an egg display similar to those created by the famous artist Faberge.

  • 2.

    Decorate the top and sides of a recycled tissue box with Crayola® Washable Markers. If necessary, cover the box with construction paper first and then decorate. Cut out the bottom of the box with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    With Crayola Colored Pencils, trace the bottom of the box twice on white construction paper. Add a little space on two ends for tabs. Cut out both pieces. On one piece, use your imagination to create a spring or Easter picture. Fold up the tabs on the picture. Cover the tabs with glue from a Crayola Glue Stick. Place the picture inside the box, near the original opening, so the picture faces out the bottom. Attach the tabs to the box.

  • 4.

    On the other piece of construction paper, draw a large egg with Crayola Colored Pencils. Cut out the egg, and cut a small, round hole in its center. Decorate the egg with intricate designs and symbols of Easter using markers and Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry.

  • 5.

    Fold up the tabs on the egg. Glue them to the bottom of the box. Peek through the hole in the egg to see your picture inside!


  • Students research information about Easter celebrations in several cultures and identify symbols of the holiday.
  • Students find out about famous egg-decorating artists such as Faberge and explore examples of decorated eggs from countries that have a tradition of egg artistry.
  • Students create their own peek-through egg diorama with recycled tissue boxes.


  • Special needs students may need adult help to cut and glue their diorama.
  • Recreate a Faberge egg using photographs as a model for your work.
  • Use this look-inside technique to make miniature rooms, create dioramas, or display other tiny pieces of art.