On day five of my kid’s Spring break and six days before Easter, I have successfully knocked out another Easter craft with the kiddos. I am on a daily mission to build, create and craft my way through this Spring break. Sadly, it’s cold here, very very cold. There’s snow on the ground and boredom in the air. I would like nothing more than to go to a park, walk some trails and bask in the sunlight. But at this point it feels as though the sunlight will never shine again in central Ohio. I have Spring Fever…… BAD!
Today’s craft is adapted from a craft book my daughter brought home from her school’s library. She fell in love with the picture in the book. She begged and begged me to make this so I thought what better time than Spring break.
These Easter Eggs are made from styrofoam eggs instead of traditional chicken eggs. So kids can be rough with them during the creating process and they will be much more durable and last longer. I have provided the below supply list as well as a DIY Modge Podge recipe.
Homemade Modge Podge
- 1 part Elmers Glue
- 1 part water
Stir to combine! So easy.
Easter Egg Supplies:
- 1 pack of styrofoam eggs (I found a 4 pack at Michaels)
- Decorative Easter napkins
- Homemade Modge Podge
- Silk Flowers (optional)
- Popsicle Sticks
- Glue gun
- A foam paint brush
- Other small decorations to adorn the eggs with like glitter, tassels, stickers etc.
What to do:
- Insert a popsicle stick through the bottom of an egg. This will act as a handle while you decorate it.
- Cut out images from the decorative napkins. I bought floral napkins so we cut out the different flowers.
- Paint the egg with the Modge Podge and stick your napkin pieces all over. Brush over top of the napkin pieces to ensure they stick. Don’t worry if the napkin rips a little bit. You won’t notice it once it all drys.
- Set aside to dry completely.
- Glue Silk Flowers, beads, glitter etc to the top of the egg.
- Glue ribbon on top of the egg for hanging.
- Remove the popsicle stick and cover the hole with a silk flower, or tassel or bead.
Have fun and be creative! There are so many different ways to decorate these fun and kid friendly eggs.