Whether you’re gearing up for Easter or just decorating for the coming of Spring, DIY Paper Mache Eggs are fun to make and look lovely in your home.
Did you know Easters eggs are commonly seen during the season because they symbolize rebirth and fertility? But I just love them because they make me think of the melting snow and the new daffodils that are sure to spring up soon!
Let’s begin making some paper mache eggs to decorate for the season! This post contains affiliate links.
DIY Paper Mache Eggs
When you’re done, these colorful paper mache Easter eggs can be used as your decorations or as part of the Easter egg hunting game. You can also put some treats inside (e.g. small chocolates or gummy bears), that will surely make these eggs more inviting to kids.
Plus kids get to work on their own creativity — getting to put some designs on their own eggs as well!
Materials needed for Paper Mache Eggs:
- white glue
- paint brushes
- acrylic paints
- X-Acto knife
- plastic egg
- a pair of scissors
Directions to Make Your Own Paper Mache Eggs
Step 1: Pour a considerable amount of white glue on the bowl.
Step 2: Pour water on the bowl. The ratio of white glue to water should be 3:2.
Step 3: Stir the mixture until homogenized.
Step 4: Cut small strips of newspaper and put it on the glue mixture.
Step 5: Completely submerge the newspaper strips on the mixture for a better mache mixture.
Step 6: Completely cover the plastic eggs with the glued paper strips. Continue doing this until you achieve the thickness of the mache layers.
Step 7: Let the eggs dry for a day or two. Observe that the eggs will be as hard as the rock once you complete the drying process.
Step 8: Using an X-Acto knife, carefully cut the mid section of the egg.
Step 9: Remove the egg mache on the egg plastic.
Step 10: Cut a long strip of newspaper and use this to seal the egg mache together. Use white glue for this. Smoothen out the sides of the new strip, so that the sealer strip wouldn’t be obvious. Let it dry for 5 to 6 hours.
Step 11: Paint the eggs. Do a double coating for better results.
Step 12: Paint various designs on the egg. Get creative!
Step 13: Finally done! You now have an Easter paper mache egg!
What is your favorite way to decorate the house for Easter?