How to Make Paper Mache Easter Eggs
The countdown has begun and it's less than a week until the Easter break. Have you sorted out your plans for the Easter already? I keep eating the mini chocolate eggs that I buy for our Easter egg hunting... We need to organize the hunt pronto before mama overdoses on the chocolates.
Last year, we made our Easter eggs using some paper-based clay and used decoupage glue to paste the White Rabbit Creamy Candy wrappers around them (see below).
This year, I decided to make a paper mache Easter eggs and have my toddler paint them. Paper mache eggs are not only super easy to make, it's a massive cost saving! It's made out of old newspaper so you also don't feel too bad about throwing them out once the event is over.
To make a paper mache egg, you will need:
A plastic egg
Step 1 - Wrap the plastic egg with a cling wrap.
Step 2 - Make the paper mache paste. Mix 1/4 flour, 1/2 water and generous amount of craft (liquid) glue.
Step 3 - Tear the old newspaper into strips and using the paper mache paste, cover the egg with the newspaper. You probably need to do 2-3 layers.
Step 4 - Once the egg is completely dry (I'd let it dry for at least 24 hours), cut the centre using a blade.
Step 5 - Remove the cling wrap and the plastic egg.
Step 6 - Add another layer of old newspaper strips using the paper mache paste to make the egg whole again.
Step 7 - Once the egg is completely dry, paint or colour it. Enjoy!