I'm sharing some paper Easter eggs for Moxxie today. Each egg is made from three layers of paper, the bottom two layers are newspaper and the top layer is festive patterned paper from the Moxxie Homespun Easter (pastel eggs) and Spring Has Sprung (brown egg) collections. These eggs were so fun to make!
Paper Easter Eggs How-To
1. Tear newspaper into small squares for the egg lining, which will hug the form better than long strips. Tear pieces of patterned paper for the outer-shell layer.
2. Blow up balloons until they assume an egg shape and tie them off.
3. In a bowl, combine 2 cups warm water and 1 cup of flour. Mix until combined. If you would like a smooth, clear finish, combine 1 cup warm water and 2 cups sealant (such as Mod Podge), and mix well.
4. Soak papers for egg lining in paper mache mixture until saturated. Take out 1 piece at a time, removing excess liquid with fingers. Working from top of balloon to bottom, apply pieces, overlapping slightly. Add middle and outer-shell layers while paper is wet. Set aside to dry for at least 24 hours.
5. Cut a jagged line around the upper part of each egg using a craft knife. Pop and remove the balloon from the inside of the egg.
6. Fill the eggs with paper grass and candy. Embellish the outside of the eggs and enjoy!
I cut a small hole in the top of this egg and tied a loop of ribbon through it for easy removal of the lid. I added a tag from the Homespun Easter Die-Cut Sheet.
I filled the inside of this egg with paper grass and candy. I carefully replaced the top portion of the egg and tied it together with a piece of ribbon. I embellished the top with ribbon, flowers and a tag from the Spring Has Spring Die-Cut Sheet.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!