Video: Giant egg by East Hoathly painter to be part of Lindt Big Egg Hunt

This magical leaping hare is the creation of an East Hoathly painter.

Barbara Harrison, 61, from Graywood Lane, is contributing her work to the Lindt Big Egg Hunt together with some leading artists.

They also feature well-loved children’s characters such as Moshi Monsters, Peppa Pig and Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Each painter creates one of 100 customised eggs which are covered with a waterproof, protective coating.

The giant eggs are displayed in London then taken on tour around the country.

This year the iconic Gold Bunny from Lindt will join the hunt, hopping around the eggshibition and bringing chocolate magic to delight families.

Lindt will provide 100 prizes worth one year of chocolate and thousands of Gold Bunnies and Lindor truffles adding another reason to visit.

People can also get interactive by using mobile phones to find out more about the eggs and artists.

The Hunt was launched last year when it enchanted visitors to the capital and smashed two Guinness World Records.

After their road trip the eggs are destined to become collectable works to buy at an on-line auction.

Proceeds go to charities Action for Children and Elephant Family, the world’s biggest charity for endangered Indian elephants.

Barbara paints furniture for the famous Dragons of Walton Street.

She took delivery of the giant fibreglass egg and set to work depicting the hare against the background of an idyllic English spring scene.

The Big Egg Hunt starts on February 21.