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The days are finally getting a little longer, and spring will be here soon. To get in the mood, I’m getting my Easter crafts done.
I’m going to show you how to make these pretty decorated Easter eggs. It’s easy and fairly quick. And it’s kid friendly, so get the little ones helping.
If you like to be fancy, you can call them Decoupage Easter Eggs. Decoupage is basically a super easy craft where you decorate an object by gluing paper cutouts onto it.
Another great thing about this DIY project is that you most likely have all
You will need eggs obviously.
Paper napkins. Choose a color and design that matches your overall Easter decor.
And you need some Mod Podge. Or regular PVA glue mixed with some water. I prefer the Mod Podge. The consistency is how you want it to be. Just right. And it always comes out great.
My five-year-old son saw the Mod Podge glue and immediately wanted to get into the fun and get his hands dirty. He made his own version of the eggs with bright colored Easter napkins.
I helped him a little with the smoothing out of the napkin on the egg. Showing him how he could carefully make very small cuts on the edge of his napkin cutout. That would give
He enjoyed applying the Mod Podge the most. He started out super careful. Using the brush very gently to apply the glue. But when his fingers started to get covered in glue from holding the egg, he decided to
And yes there were messy fingers. But I won‘t tell if you won‘t tell.
And don’t throw away those eggshells from your Easter brunch. You can use them to fertilize your plants with!
- White eggs
- Patterned paper napkins or tissue paper
- PVA craft glue, or
- Mod Podge decoupage glue
- Sharp needle
- Start by blowing out the eggs. Use a sharp needle to make a small hole in the bottom of the egg, and a bigger one at the top. Stick the needle into the egg to crack the yolk. Hold the egg over a bowl, and blow hard to empty the egg. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.Let dry before you start.
- Cut out your patterns. Most paper napkins have multiple thin layers. We are using only the top layer with the pattern on it. Remove any layers under the pattern.Cut out your designs. You can nip the pattern in strategic places to help it ‘fold’ around.
- Glue napkin pattern on the eggs. If using regular PVA glue, squirt a small amount in a plastic container or bowl. Add a little water, and mix to thin slightly. (Use about two parts glue to one part water). Apply a very thin layer of glue to one side of the egg. Carefully place your pattern. Be gentle as to not tear the napkin (or crack the egg). Apply another thin layer of glue over the top. Move the brush from the center outward. Work on small sections at a time to give you some glue-free area to hold the egg. If you want to smooth out folds and creases, gently stroke with your fingers across the surface as you go along.
- Let the eggs dry. I let my eggs dry in an egg carton. Be careful how you place them. If there is wet glue on the bottom they will stick to the carton.
If you want to hang your eggs for display, take part of a toothpick and tie a piece of thread around it. Insert the toothpick into the larger hole and pull gently. The toothpick will move itself crosswise inside the egg, and you can easily hang your eggs.