Crafting with kids

Decorative easter egg

yayco previewEaster egg decorated with satin bands

 One of the main attributes of Easter is of course the Egg. The tradition to decorate eggs comes from beginning of Christianity, and beleived that an egg has chaned color in hands of Maria Magdalena to prove her faith. Anyway, nowadays this element became one of the most popular symbols of Easter. And today I want to decorate the egg with satin bands and beads. 

For this decr we need

  • chicken egg 
  • scissors
  • tissue paper
  • thin cardboard
  • PVA glue 
  • thin satin band – 2 m., 
  • seed beads for decor 
  • also I used a hot glue gun, but you can use any instant glue available

Since the egg will be just a plain decor, we need to remove the inner part of an egg, so make two small holes on both sides of an egg an carefully blow out the white and yolk. Rinse the shell in and outside under running water and let it dry completely. I've done that with a syringe, but it was not a good idea

Prepare the paper for papier mache, tear it into small pieces. Once the egg has dried, apply some PVA glue on it's surface and glue in the paper.

Let the first layer dry out and apply a second layer of paper. This is needed for a begger grip between egg and a band, since both surfaces are slicky. Afer applying a second layer of paper, while it is still wet, start wrapping the egg witha satin band, starting from one point to another. Use a hot glue to secure the beginning of a band

Wind the band on an egg, just as shown on the photo below. Give a band some tension, it should not be loose

Once finished wrapping, glue in the spare end and cut off the excessive

The base is ready and we now can decorate it. Cut 7.5 cm (3 inches) bands for bows and 11 cm for the stand. Also cut the 11 cm of a cardbord

Shape a bow and glue it to the egg using a hot glue gun. 

Glue satin band to a cardboard piece

fold it in a circle and glue ends together. This is the pedestal for our element

Secure the egg on a stand, again use a hot glue, attach some beads on bows

The easter egg is ready!

Tags: Easter, egg

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