One of my favorite ways to make simple Easter decorations is to cover paper mache eggs.
Search around and you’ll find all sorts of ways to use these eggs – paper, string, fabric… the list goes on and on.
This year, I decided to decorate my eggs in a way that the entire family could join in on.
It’s even a great way to include the littlest hands in your house.
We made chalkboard paint Easter eggs!
This really couldn’t be easier.
First, paint your paper mache eggs with chalkboard paint.
I like Martha Stewart’s paint. I’ve gotten multiple projects out of this bottle, even when using two coats.
Once the paint is dry, the rest is up to your imagination!
Dots, stripes, flowers or even a design that’s more intricate.
Once you have your eggs the way you like them, you can spray them with a chalk or pastel sealant so you can use them year after year.
I knew my 4 year old would be all over this project.
She used the big, fat sidewalk chalk sticks, and went to town!
I like how she smudged her chalk a bit.
It looks like lightning on a stormy night!
We had a ball hiding the finished eggs around our house.
Apparently, she thinks the Easter bunny is the one who has to find them. Who am I to argue?
This is the first of two paper mache egg projects I’m sharing this year.
I’ll be back in a couple of days to post about another Easter craft. Stay tuned!