These alternatively decorated Easter Eggs truly showcase the beauty of sping with lovely papercrafted blossoms and bright, happy colors. Unlike regular dyed Easter eggs, you can enjoy these festive Easter decorations for many years.
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- Acrylic paint, color of choice
- Scrapbooking paper, assorted solid colors
- Modeling paste
- Wooden skewer
- Flat paintbrush, Medium
- Disposable mixing cup
- Table knife or craft stick
- Fine-grit sandpaper
- Water basin
- Paper towels
- Craft punches: 5/8", 1", and 2" daisy; 1 1/4" flower; 1/8", 1/4", and 5/8" circle
- Glue sticks and low temperature glue gun
- White, thick craft glue
- Place small amount modeling paste into disposable cup and mix well with craft stick until smooth; add tiny bit of water if needed.
- Insert skewer into bottom of foam egg to use as handle. Brush thin coat of paste mixture onto egg using soft, wide brush. Dip brush into water occasionally as you work and use long, light strokes. Place skewer in heavy glass or jar while egg dries.
- Sand egg lightly to smooth surface even more. Apply second coat of paste, if desired; let dry and sand again. Wipe egg with damp cloth to remove dust and paint desired color; let dry.
- Punch flowers from papers; refer to photo as guide. Create two 2" and five 1 1/4" flowers in main color scheme, then four to six 1" flowers in contrasting accent colors. Punch up to 15 of the smallest flower from accent colors, as well. Use circle punches to create contrasting flower centers; glue to flowers.
- Cut five 1/8" x 3" strips from green paper. Curl strips by rolling tightly around skewer, then gently pulling to create curl. Hand-cut leaves of various shape and size from remaining green paper.
- Refer to photo to glue flowers, leaves, and vines to egg; pin in place until glue dries.
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