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This Easter decorations DIY is a fun Easter craft for kids and adults to make together. Leave your paper mache Easter eggs unpainted for a more understated look, or paint them colorfully with your kids. #easterdecor #eastercrafts
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DIY Paper Mache Easter Eggs

This Easter decorations DIY is a fun Easter craft for kids and adults to make together. Leave your paper mache Easter eggs unpainted for a more understated look, or paint them colorfully with your kids.
Course Crafts and DIY
Keyword easter decorations diy, paper mache easter eggs
Servings 3
Calories
Author [email protected] T Makes Three

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • paint brushes
  • cutter
  • A pair of scissors

Ingredients

  • newspaper
  • white school glue
  • water
  • acrylic paints
  • plastic Easter eggs

Instructions

  • Pour about 1/4 cup of white glue into a bowl.
  • Add water to the same bowl until the ratio of white glue to water is about 3:2
  • Stir with until thoroughly mixed (the paintbrush you'll be using anyway is perfect for this)
  • Use scissors to cut small strips of newspaper and add them to glue mixture
  • Completely submerge the newspaper strips in the glue/water mixture until it's completely soaked up. The newspaper strips should be quite soggy.
  • Completely cover the plastic eggs with the soggy newspaper strips. Continue layering until there is no plastic visible and the egg is layered evenly all over.
  • Let the eggs dry for a day or two. They will be as hard as a rock once the drying process is complete.
  • Using a utility knife, carefully cut the mid section of each egg and remove the egg mache from the plastic Easter eggs.
  • Cut a long strip of newspaper and glue to the seam to seal the paper mache Easter Easter eggs together. Smooth out the sides of the new strip, and let it dry for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Paint the eggs with your choice of acrylic paints. A double coat with dry time in between will work best unless you're going for a pastel look with the newsprint showing through somewhat.
  • Add designs as desired

Notes

If the seams left by the newpaper strip added to hold the eggs together bothers you, you have a couple options
  1. Leave the plastic eggs inside the paper mache. they are very light and if you don't need your paper mache Easter eggs to be hollow, it will probably be fine
  2. Soak the newspaper strips in more glue/water mixture and paper mache the egg seam. This will add another day to your project completion time but if you're not in a hurry, it will look best.