Over the course of the past week I have been working on an Easter Egg project with my kids. Something simple enough for my little one and creative enough for my older ones to enjoy. Every year I try and come up with a unique way to decorate blown out Easter eggs and save them to use from year to year. Last year we made Personalized Easter Eggs and this year we simplified things so my little one who is almost 4 could join in the fun.
This year I was inspired by all the Elmer’s Glue Canvas projects that I have seen on Pinterest and in blog land. Why not decorate with glue? Even better, why not decorate with glitter glue? If you have little ones I am sure you are familiar with Crayola Washable Glitter Glue. So, when I saw this package of Pip Squeaks Washable Glitter Glue at my local Target, I just knew what my next project was going to be.
But first I had to prepare the eggs. Which is why it has been a week long project. If you don’t want to blow out the eggs you don’t have to, Pip Squeaks glitter glue is non-toxic so it would be safe to use on hard boiled eggs, but like I said before I will be saving and using these eggs year to year. That also means I had to strengthen them so they would last.
Last year I had coated my eggs with Mod Podge and and sealed them with acrylic paint, but his year I knew that I didn’t want to coat the eggs. I knew I wanted the glitter glue to give the eggs some dimension and texture. So after blowing out my eggs, I washed and sanitized them. There are many tutorials online if you never done this before, just Google blowing out eggs, and you should fine one that meets your needs.
Once they were clean and had a day or two to dry out I made a mixture of Mod Podge and water and soaked the eggs. That way there the Mod Podge mixture would coat the eggs inside and out and absorbed into the shell. This gives them a little more strength to survive from year to year. Then I let them dry out again for a day or two.
I placed the eggs on a bamboo skewer so the kids could decorate the whole egg and not have to wait for each side to dry before doing the other. Except for my little one. I had him doing one side of the egg at a time. He didn’t have the dexterity to decorate the egg on the bamboo skewer.
Basically all we did was make polka dots. Some were more rounded and looked like jewels sitting on the egg and others were larger and more spread out. It was all in how they applied the glue. On some they just squirted out rounded dots and on others they squirted out the dots spreading out the glitter with the tip of the nozzle.
Don’t forget to cover the pinholes at the top of each egg.
Leaving them on the bamboo skewers I placed them into a cut to let them dry overnight.
I hope you liked our Easter Eggs and are inspired to make some of your own.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!