Little girls and Easter = sparkly things around here, and this time we are doing glitter eggs to decorate with.
The supplies are basic: eggs, Elmer’s craft glue, water, glitter, paintbrush, some plastic containers or bowls, and some type of stand for the eggs to dry on. We used upside down egg cartons for this.
First, you will need to blow out your eggs, which I did over the course of the week. With a very sharp, and very clean, needle (I used a #1 knitting needle) poke a hole into each end of the egg- making the hole at one end slightly larger. You can get fancy and use a baby aspirator, or just good old lung power to force air through the egg and the insides out the larger hole (this is what I did).
Be sure to rinse the empty shells with water and blow out to dry.
In a small bowl mix some Elmer’s craft glue and water to thin the glue. Using a paint brush, coat your eggshell in the glue mix. Then carefully cover by sprinkling with glitter, covering as much surface as possible.
Set aside to dry. We used an upturned egg carton to balance the wet eggs on. Once dry, touch up any bare spots with a spot of the glue mix and more glitter, then let dry again.
Once ours were good and dry with the second coat, I added string to each egg by tying a good size knot onto one end of a thick string (or yarn, or thin twin), then carefully pushing the knotted end through the larger hole of the egg, and tying a loop onto the other end to use for hanging. We hung ours on a “tree” I have on a sideboard in the dining room made from branches spray painted white.
I am really pleased with the finished product of this project, and the kids had a lot of fun with this new way to decorate eggs for Easter.
Have a happy and blessed Easter!