I have a child with food dye allergies which makes dyeing Easter eggs a bit of a challenge, so each year we explore a new way to decorate eggs without dyes. This year we gave papier-mâché Easter eggs a try. I hope you have as much fun making these as I did!
Materials for Papier-Mâché Eggs:
- Papier-mâché eggs from the craft store (ours came in a package of 6)
- Pastel acrylic paints of your choice
- Decorative ribbon
- Easter stickers or buttons (optional)
- Recycled egg carton
Directions for Papier-Mâché Eggs:
- Paint the top half of each egg in colors of your choice.
- Place the eggs to dry in the carton with the dry half sitting in the carton and the wet half facing up.
- When the paint has dried, paint the bottom half of each egg in a different color of your choice.
- Place the eggs back in the carton to dry (wet side up).
- Once the eggs are dried, cut a piece of decorative ribbon to fit around the middle of your egg.
- Glue the piece of decorative ribbon around the middle of the egg where the 2 color halves meet.
- If you like, you can place a button, sticker, or other image to the ribbon where the ends of the ribbon meet. I used this rabbit sticker from Martha Stewart. This will hide the gap between the ribbon ends.
Papier-mâché Easter eggs are the perfect complement to your holiday décor!