What can you make with gorgeous origami papers besides origami? How about these pretty Origami Paper Easter Eggs? Origami papers are stunning on their own, with lush patterns and rich colors. They make it really easy to make something beautiful, like these Origami Easter Eggs. I love kicking off this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza with these DIY Origami Paper Easter Eggs.
To make Origami Paper Eggs, you will need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Four, 4” eggs; block or scrap piece
- Origami papers (use all one pattern, or mix them up for a patchwork effect)
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Paper paste (Kathleen likes Yes! Paste)
- Ribbon, ¼” wide
- Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; wooden skewer or chopstick; 1” putty knife; stiff bristle paintbrush; soft, flat bristle paintbrush
To make Origami Paper Eggs:
1. Mark the center at the top and bottom of the egg using a sharp pencil. Insert the wooden skewer or chopstick in the center of the wide end; this will be your handle as you cover your egg.
2. Using the pattern, cut six segments from the origami paper. Make 3/8” snips along edges of each paper piece to ensure that the paper will smoothly hug the egg.
3. Cover your egg with the origami paper:
- Spread a thin layer of paper paste onto the egg (Kathleen does this with a stiff paintbrush).
- Spread the paper paste on the reverse side of a paper piece section (Kathleen uses a putty knife).
- Line up the paper piece with the center point on the narrow end of the egg, and carefully smooth the paper piece down onto the egg.
- Adhere the edges, sealing the paper flat. If needed, make a few more small snips along the edges of the paper.
- Add remaining paper sections, slightly overlapping each piece as you go.
- Once it’s completely covered, roll the egg in your hands to help smooth out the papers.
- Insert wood skewer or chopstick into a block or scrap of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to hold the eggs upright while they dry.
4. Brush on Mod Podge to seal the egg. Let dry.
5. Gently remove the skewer or chopstick, and trim away excess paper. Cover the hole with a ½” square of origami paper. Brush Mod Podge over the square.
6. Wrap paper strips around the eggs for a finishing touch. Kathleen wrapped them around her eggs horizontally and vertically – see the photo for more ideas.
If you have any origami paper leftover, why not make Origami Paper Wall Art?
I love origami paper, but I don’t make origami. My daughter, however, makes beautiful origami creations. I am amazed at some of her intricate, folded paper constructions. It seems that everyone enjoys creating, and it’s fun to see what appeals to people. How about you — do you make origami?
Stay tuned for more beautiful eggs next week . . .