Today Jen from Migonis Home is sharing a great little Easter craft with you! This would make a great project to do with your kids!
I was recently at Michael's where I saw four paper mache Easter eggs for $4. I wanted to purchase a bunch of the eggs but didn't want to spend that much moula so I decided to buy some plastic beauties from Dollar Tree and paper mache over them to get the texture I was looking for. It was my first time using paper mache since high school, so granted, I'm a little rough at it but they look so pretty and add a great texture to my table.
Make a flour and water mixture with a consistency equal to pancake batter.. Yep, there's a real science to it.
Cut strips of newspaper skinny enough that it won't be too bulky around the egg. I've learned that I probably should have cut mine a little skinnier so it would lay better.
Lightly dip part of the strips in the paper mache mixture and start covering the egg. I rubbed some additional paper mache onto drier spots on the egg to ensure stickiness. Make sure you don't get it too wet because it'll take forever to dry.
Mine dried for about 24 hours; I had to rotate them so that each side would evenly dry. This step is key otherwise the flour and water mixture may start to mold under your paint.
After they were totally dried I took three Country Chic colors: Devotion, Perfection and Bliss and mixed them with Simplicity to lighten them to achieve a more typical Easter egg color.
There was no science to the way I mixed... I just kept adding white until I got the lightness I was looking for.
Drew and I then painted the eggs, and threw in a few eggs painted with Creme Brulee and Elegance, and then next day I used a toothbrush to do speckles on them with Country Chic Paint's Dark Roast.
Here is the finished product! A fun and textured egg!
I'm Jen Migonis and I blog over at Migonis Home about renovating our small Cape (every single room is getting seriously revamped), decorating, food and family. The whole gamut. :) And I love makeovers. Every time I see a good one it makes me giddy. Especially one where someone took some risks or had a really great vision.