Sunday, April 4, 2010

A New Tradition

We began what I hope to be a new Easter tradition. We made paper mache eggs. Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of flour to make the paste. My mom suggested using wallpaper paste that you can find on clearance at the store which I think we will try next year. Try to coat the strips of paper with the "paste", layering to cover the entire surface of a balloon a couple of layers thick. Let dry over the course of a couple of days.

Here we are getting started.

After they dried for a couple of days, we went back with a thinner paste this time, covering the entire egg and then laying the strips of tissue paper over the shell.

Here is Neenas with his finished egg!
We made a nice warm nest to "hatch" them in and...

...would you know that they hatched this Easter morning with all sorts of goodies!?!


  1. so cute, what a great idea, anna!

  2. those turned out wonderfully! i love them! we may have to attempt that next year!

  3. They turned out great. Good job, guys.....