DIY Paper Mache Confetti Eggs

DIY Paper Mache Confetti Eggs

I’m writing this from Orlando – our room is right near the pool so the patio door is open and the breeze is amazing. So, no surprise, this will be a short post. :) We survived the forever-long car ride, and now I’m ready to sit by the pool with a pina colada. But first I had to show you guys these colorful confetti eggs!

How to Paper Mache Eggs with Confetti

I don’t know what came over me this year, but I have been an egg making machine. After these nail polish eggs last week, the kids and I experimented with paper mache eggs made with confetti. Have you ever tried paper mache? It was fun!
DIY Paper Mache Easter Eggs
What you’ll need:

  • Small balloons
  • Confetti
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush

Blow up the balloon and tie it off. Then start coating it with Mod Podge and confetti, starting at the bottom. Work your way up the balloon in layers, making sure you coat the confetti in Mod Podge as you go.
Confetti Paper Mache Easter Eggs
After you have the balloons covered, set them aside and let dry completely. Then pop the balloon at the top. If all goes right, the balloon will deflate and the confetti will stay intact. I had trouble getting the balloon out of a couple of my eggs though. If that happens, reach in and pull the balloon out. If it’s stuck to the confetti it will deflate the whole egg.

Then fill the egg with whatever you like – candy or more confetti even – and seal the egg at the top by Mod Podging on more confetti.
How to Paper Mache Easter Eggs with Confetti
I love how colorful these turned out. The kids had fun making them for about 5 minutes – which is pretty much how long their attention spans last for any of mommy’s “projects.” But I can’t wait for them to break them open. :) What kind of eggs have you made this year?

Stephanie

chases 3 small kids and edits Hello Natural


Comments

  1. Phoebe says

    For several years now our family has adopted a tradition from some of our Hispanic friends. They decorate blown out eggs then fill them with confetti and cover the hole in then egg by gluing a piece of tissue paper over it. The eggs are called cascarones. The cascarones are hidden and hunted, then smashed on one another’s heads to bring good wishes. This has been a favorite new tradition for us. We have adult children as well as a 10 and 11 year old. Everyone seems to have a heat time showering one another with Easter blessings. I even make the eggs in my kindergarten class so they can each take one home. The kids always love them!

    • gerbermom says

      What a fun idea Phoebe – I love that tradition! And I’m pretty sure my kiddos would especially love the breaking over the head part :) Happy Easter!

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