Paper Mache Easter Eggs
This year I wanted to try something different. Last year I made Easter Eggs using string and paint. Because of limited time, I decided to have the kids make paper mache eggs…they only take a day to dry. What I love about this activity is you can make them in your classroom or at home. The materials needed are extremely affordable. Heck, you probably have most of the supplies in your house right now! If you don’t, then visit your local Dollar Tree!
- water balloons (found a pack of 100 water balloons at the Dollar Tree)
- tissue paper – patterns and solid (purchased 3 packs at the Dollar Tree)
- paint brushes
- plastic bowl (to mix water & glue)
Step 1: Before class starts you will want to blow up all of your balloons. I blew up 22 balloons (one for me to demonstrate on).
Step 2: Cut the tissue paper into 1″ or smaller squares.
Step 3: Mix water and glue in a plastic bowl (50/50 mix…or keep it a little glue heavy).
Step 4: Paint the water/glue mix onto the balloon and layer on the tissue paper. I told the kids to put 2-3 layers of a solid color first, then decorate with the patterned tissue paper.
Step 5: Paint on one final layer of water/glue to seal the egg.
Step 6: Allow the eggs to dry for 24 hours, then pop the balloon.
These eggs turned out great! The kids loved making them. I can’t wait to make them again next year!
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