Easy papier mache Easter eggs

Papier-mâché eggs hanging from branch | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

A colourful spring decoration and you can fill them with secret treats for the ultimate Easter egg hunt

You will need

  • Water balloons or regular balloons
  • PVA glue
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Shot glass or egg cup
  • Paint brush
  • Paint brush
  • String
  • Pegs
  • Needle
  • Small treats such as chocolate chicks or eggs.
Craft materials laid on table | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 1

Blow up the water balloons to roughly the same size and tie the ends.

Inflated balloons on a white table | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 2

Mix 3 parts glue to one part water. Choose your base tissue paper colour for the egg and cut into small squares. Cut small triangle shapes from another colour to decorate.

Tissue paper, scissors and PVA glue mix | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 3

Rest a balloon on a shot glass or egg cup and glue the tissue paper squares to the balloon, covering it in several layers. Leave the knotted end exposed so you can remove the balloon later. Repeat with the other balloons. Reserve some tissue for step 7.

Glue mix painted on balloon | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 4

Glue on the triangle shapes to decorate each balloon. Tie a length of string to each balloon's knot and hang from a washing line using a peg. Leave to dry.

Balloon with yellow and pink papier-mâché | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 5

Use a needle to carefully pierce through each balloon – you don’t want the balloon to pop as it could damage the papier mache – it should slowly deflate instead. Once deflated, carefully remove the balloons from the knotted end.

Needle popping balloon inside papier-mâché | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 6

Snip a small hole at the top of the papier mache egg where you removed the balloon and insert a few treats.

Yellow papier-mâché egg with mini chocolate eggs | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 7

Lay a length of string over the hole and glue a few layers of tissue paper over the top to secure the string and close the hole. Repeat with the other eggs and leave them to dry.

String on yellow papier-mâché egg with glue mix | Easy papier-mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

Step 8

Tie the ends of the string together to form a loop and hang your little Easter decorations around the home and garden. Everyone will love cracking open the eggs to find the treats.

Toy chick running around eggs | Papier mâché Easter eggs | Tesco Living

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