Seven-year-old Ella loved the challenge of working with the delicate egg shells and fine tissue paper to create an unusual texture.
These beautiful Easter decorations, made using real egg shells, look fantastic on the table or sideboard in the lead-up to Easter. Seven-year-old Ella loved the challenge of working with the delicate egg shells and fine tissue paper to create an unusual texture.
You will need
• some real eggs
• sticky tape
• coloured tissue paper
• white glue
• paint brush
1. Carefully crack open the eggs and save their contents for later - I see a cake in your future! Wash the insides of the egg shells using detergent and warm water.
2. Once the egg shells are dry, piece them back together and keep them firmly in place with some well-placed sticky tape.
3. In a small plastic container mix a good glob of white glue with an equal amount of water. Stir well and then mix in some glitter. Any glitter will work but super-fine glitter will look best.
4. Cut your coloured tissue paper into small squares, then start gluing them onto the egg using the glitter glue mixture. Fingers will get sticky so it's a good idea to keep a damp washcloth on hand.
5. Once the eggs have been covered in tissue paper pieces, balance them on a small plastic container or cookie cutter to allow them to dry. It may take a while for them to dry completely but once they do, they'll look absolutely stunning.
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