I’ve had a great deal of fun playing with some paper mache eggs I bought at a craft store. I made them in to little fill-able egg containers. They remind me of those old Victorian eggs you see now and then. These are smaller and will easily fit in among the eggs the Easter Bunny brings.
Here’s how I made them:
1. Find a paper mache egg, These came from a craft store and were around 25 cents each. You may paint or decopage the eggs before doing all of these other steps.
2. Draw a line around the center of the egg with a pencil. On my eggs I could see a seam so it was easy to see where to draw.
3. Using a very sharp craft knife, cut through the egg along your line.
4. Separate the two halves and clean edges, if necessary. You want them to fit together neatly.
5. Cut a strip of heavy paper about 1/2 inch wide. Cut it to the circumference of the inside of the egg. Run a strip of double sided adhesive along the edge of one side.
6. Place adhesive strip toward the inside edge of an egg half. This forms a lip for the lid to fit down on top of the egg.
Decorate the outside of your eggs with paint or paper.
This one I painted and then splattered other colors over the top before decorating with ribbon and trims.
This little bunny came from pages rescued from a children’s book. The other paper was just scrap from another old book.
The white bunnies came from the same children’s book. The background is torn strips of patterned paper applied with gel medium. For the inside of the eggs, I cut strips from crepe paper to make grass before filling with chocolates and other candy.