Can you believe that these high-style eggs started out with a package of tissue paper from a dollar store? Chicks and bunnies might be more typical Easter fare, but these animal-print Jungle Eggs are certainly more sophisticated. For more traditional Easter eggs, substitute Easter print tissue paper or napkins, and wrap your eggs in colorful baker’s twine instead of regular twine. (And don’t forget about the Eggstravaganza giveaway!)
To make Jungle Eggs, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” eggs
- Mod Podge
- Animal print tissue paper
- Optional: Twine
- Tools needed: Scissors; chopstick or wooden skewer; wide, soft brush
To make Jungle Eggs:
1. Push a chopstick or wooden skewer into the wide of the egg and use it as a handle.
2. Using the pattern, cut out 6 pieces of tissue paper to cover each egg. Make small snips along the edges of the tissue paper pieces so that the tissue will lay flat against the curved surface of the egg. If possible, make your small cuts following the design lines in order to disguise the cuts.
3. Spread a generous coat of Mod Podge onto a section of the egg. Place one end of a tissue paper piece at the chopstick and the other end at the top center of the egg. Using your fingertips, lightly smooth the tissue onto the egg, working from the center out.
4. Gently brush a light coat of Mod Podge over the tissue paper to hold it in place.
5. Attach the remaining tissue paper pieces in the same way, slightly overlapping each piece. Let dry.
6. Give the entire egg a second, generous coat of Mod Podge.
7. When dry, remove the chop stick with a gentle twist. Cover the hole with a small piece of tissue paper and Mod Podge.
8. Optional: When dry, tie a length of twine around the middle of an egg.
Kathleen used a similar technique when she made these Safari Deco Spheres.
How do you plan to decorate eggs this year?
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