In anticipation of Easter, my husband and I made these eggs last night. Ok, fine. I made these eggs last night while my husband studied Physics next to me. He did make one egg. I guess that was overdoing it for him. =)
I just love them! Here’s the details if you’re interested.
- Find some pretty napkins. It looks nicer when the napkins have a white border around the designs. I got these napkins at Wal-Mart. Tissue paper works well too. You will also need modge podge and a foam paintbrush. Oh yeah, and eggs! I used blown eggs, but if you don’t plan on keeping them, you can use hard-boiled eggs.
- Cut out the designs you want to use. You can also cut out individual letters to spell a word.
- Peal the back layer from the napkins. (This could also be done before you cut out the designs.)
- Using a foam paintbrush, put a thin layer of modge podge on the surface or your egg.
- Place your design on the modge podged egg. Smooth it down with your finger.
- Brush modge podge over your design. This little monster looks like he’s saying, “No!! Not icky modge podge! I don’t want to be stuck to this egg forever!” =)
- Let the egg dry. It is easier to do one side at a time, leaving time to dry between sides. I stuck a toothpick in the tiny hole I had used to blow the eggs. Then I turned them upside down and stuck them in an egg carton- that way the eggs didn’t roll around and get smudges or get newspaper stuck to them.
Here’s how they turned out:
Monsters… for my classroom.
I made girly ones for my (almost) seven-year old niece who came to visit me today. (Joshua made the one that says, “easter.” Didn’t he do a good job?)
These springtime ones I made from tissue paper. They are going in my hutch.
Have an ‘egg’ceptional day!