Each year on Easter morning I fill plastic eggs with little treasures and treats, and hide them around the yard for my grandchildren to discover. Somehow I have ended up with baskets and boxes full of plastic Easter eggs over the years – many more eggs than the kids will ever be able to hunt. Rather than let the eggs go to waste, I decided to use some of them for a simple decoupage egg Easter craft project.
This craft requires minimal supplies and is one that can be enjoyed with both young and older children. It gets a little bit messy, so be prepared. I was able to use some assorted tissue and spring flower wrapping paper that I already had stashed away in my craft closet.
Here’s What You’ll Need
Modge Podge or glue and water mixture (2 parts glue to 1 part water)
variety of colored tissue paper and gift wrap
Start by tearing the tissue paper into small jagged strips. Using a foam brush, coat a plastic egg with Modge Podge or glue/water mixture. Cover egg with a layer of torn tissue paper. Carefully, brush over tissue with another coating of glue mixture. Allow to dry and repeat process if necessary.
Cut flowers or other shapes from gift wrap. Using foam brush, coat tissue covered egg with another coating of glue mixture. Place cut shapes onto egg, and coat with another layer of glue mixture. Allow to dry completely.
Place eggs in a basket to display, or do as I have and hang with fishing line or ribbon.