Decorating Easter eggs is a tradition that has been around for thousands of years. However, if you want to add pizazz to your Easter, dress up your eggs! Do something more unique and more creative than just dying eggs; decoupage, for example. The following Easter egg crafts are a fun way to make beautiful Easter eggs.
Paper Mache Easter Egg
These paper Mache Easter eggs can be used as decorations in the house or outside. They would also make excellent piñatas.
- Oval Balloon in choice of size
- Paper Mache Paste (mix flour and water to make the paste in a lumpy consistency
- Masking Tape
- Tear several newspaper pages into one-inch wide strips about 6 to 8 inches long. Set them aside.
- Prepare your paper Mache paste in a large bowl. Set it aside.
- Blow the balloon up and tie it shut.
- Dip the newspaper strips in the paste then spread them onto the balloon. Cover the balloon completely, leaving a very small hole at the top to pop and remove the balloon. Allow layer to dry.
- Repeat step 4 at least two more times, making three or four layers over the balloon. Once the layers have dried, pop the balloon and remove it. Note: If you can’t get the balloon out, it is not a big deal as no one will see it.
- Decorate the dried paper Mache as you desire. You can paint it with pastel designs using acrylic paints, or you can decorate it with small squares of tissue paper.
This type of egg craft is best for older kids or adults, as it uses delicate blown eggs.
- Blown eggs
- Wrapping paper, old magazines, or photocopies
- White glue
- Tempera paint and brushes
- “Blow” the number of eggs you would like to decorate. The best way to do this is to poke holes in each end of the egg with a needle or pushpin, being careful not to crack the egg. Then, widen one hole with a toothpick. Shake the egg to break the yolk, then stand over a sink or bowl and blow into the smaller hole to force the yolk out. The egg yolk should drain out from the larger whole. Once the egg is empty, wash it carefully and set it aside to air dry.
- While your eggs are drying, cut out paper images from magazines or newspapers. Smaller pictures 1-inch square or smaller work best since the eggs are so small. Then, soak the pictures in a mixture of 2 T of white glue and 2 T of water.
- Remove the images from the mixture and press them carefully onto the egg, smoothing over the curves.
- Set the egg aside to dry.
- Paint on borders or other designs to create a background.
- If you don’t want to use paper pictures, you can decorate your eggs with paints and paintbrushes.
Tissue Paper Eggs
These pretty eggs are easily done and are a nice alternative to dyed eggs.
- Hard boiled eggs
- Tissue paper
- Small size crafter’s punch (floral shapes work well)
- Tweezers (optional)
- Decoupage gel
- Fold the tissue paper four times.
- Punch tissue paper with the crafter’s punch.
- Separate layers of flowers. You can use either tweezers or your fingers.
- Paint a thin layer of decoupage gel onto egg.
- Pick up punched-out shape with paintbrush. Starting from the middle of the tissue shape, gloss over the cut-out using a paintbrush with a thin layer of decoupage gel.
- Allow egg to dry completely before displaying.