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Decorate Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Decorate Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs
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I have a child with food dye allergies which makes dyeing Easter eggs a bit of a challenge, so each year we explore a new way to decorate eggs without dyes.  This year we gave papier-mâché Easter eggs a try.  I hope you have as much fun making these as I did!

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Papier-Mâché Easter Egg
Photo/Art by Bonnie Thomas
Papier-Mâché Easter Egg

Materials for Papier-Mâché Eggs:

  • Papier-mâché eggs from the craft store (ours came in a package of 6)
  • Pastel acrylic paints of your choice
  • Paintbrushes
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Glue
  • Easter stickers or buttons (optional)
  • Recycled egg carton
Paper mache Easter eggs in a gift box
Photo/Art by Bonnie Thomas
Paper mache Easter eggs in a gift box

Directions for Papier-Mâché Eggs:

  • Paint the top half of each egg in colors of your choice.
  • Place the eggs to dry in the carton with the dry half sitting in the carton and the wet half facing up.
  • When the paint has dried, paint the bottom half of each egg in a different color of your choice.
  • Place the eggs back in the carton to dry (wet side up).
  • Once the eggs are dried, cut a piece of decorative ribbon to fit around the middle of your egg.
  • Glue the piece of decorative ribbon around the middle of the egg where the 2 color halves meet.
  • If you like, you can place a button, sticker, or other image to the ribbon where the ends of the ribbon meet.  I used this rabbit sticker from Martha Stewart. This will hide the gap between the ribbon ends.

    Paper Mache Easter Egg
    Photo/Art by Bonnie Thomas
    Place a sticker where the ribbon ends meet.

Papier-mâché Easter eggs are the perfect complement to your holiday décor!

Bonnie Thomas


Bonnie Thomas


Bonnie Thomas shares her ideas and instructions for simple Yankee crafts. Bonnie Thomas works full time as a child and family therapist in Southern Maine and is also an established artist and author. She has published two books via Jessica Kingsley Publishing, titled Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities and Creative Expression Activities for Teens: Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft and Journaling. Don't miss her latest book, How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting With Nature
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