Last week, we did a little craft that I want to share with you all today. It is so quick and easy. I think it’s also the perfect way to get rid of some of those plastic Easter eggs you pick up from Easter egg hunts. I called it the unbreakable egg because my plastic eggs now feel like hard rocks. Here’s how you can make some eggs your toddler can toss and wont break.
- Plastic Eggs
- Tissue Paper
- Mod podge
The first thing you do is to cut your tissue paper up into small squares. I tried to only do soft spring colors, but I have boys and they insisted on the dark blue tissue paper as well. 🙂
The next step is to put a dab of glue on a plastic egg and stick a small piece of tissue paper on top of it. I told my boys to try to cover up as much of the egg as they could. They weren’t perfectly covered, but the eggs were all pretty colors. Having some of the eggs show through was ok.
After the eggs are all glued up with tissue paper, let them dry. This can be a messy process as tissue paper and glue are sticky together. My boys loved the mess, and it was fun to give them a project where it was allowed to get messy.
Once the tissue paper on the eggs is dry, cover them with a good coat of mod podge. Note: You will probably have to paint one side, let it dry, and then paint the other side. The mod podge step is very important because it binds all the unglued edges of the tissues paper tight around the egg while also giving the egg a nice shine.
Once the eggs have dried, you are done! Display them wherever you want! I stuck my eggs in a flower-pot with a little straw.
This was such an easy project for my boys and even my little toddler had fun while we were crafting. She sorted and played with the eggs all afternoon!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! We are slowly getting over our crazy virus around here! I hope to have an update post on our moving/house situation this week! Thank you for all the encouraging words and follow-up questions I have had from so many of you! You are the best readers!