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Decorate Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs

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!

Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs

Photo/Art by Bonnie Thomas
Papier-Mâché Easter Eggs

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

Author:

Bonnie Thomas

Biography:

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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