Now it’s time for my second Easter egg DIY craft for this year.
This project is not difficult at all, but it might be a little tricky for little fingers. Maybe keep this one as more of an older kid or grown-up project.
Today, I’m going to be making my ombré paper dot Easter eggs!
Again, just like with the chalkboard eggs, I started with paper mache eggs, but I painted them with white craft paint.
I already had the idea to cover the eggs with rows of paper dots. And when I went looking for the perfect papers in my craft supply stash, I had the idea to take it up a notch and make ombré dots instead.
The term ombré describes something composed of shades of the same color, from lightest to darkest or from darkest to lightest.
So for the pink egg, I found 3 different shades of paper – a bright pink, a light pink, and a soft white.
Using a small circle punch, I made dots from all 3 sheets of paper.
Starting with the darkest color, I added one dot right to the center of the bottom.
I like Tacky Glue for this project because the paper will stick really well right away. I also took advantage of my craft tweezers so my fingers would stay clean.
Next, I continued with the same color and shingle the dots in a circular pattern around the egg, until a couple of rows were going up the side.
My dots did start to look a little wonky here and there, but when the entire egg was covered all those small mistakes aren’t really noticeable.
When I was happy with the darkest paper dots, I moved on to the middle shade of pink and added a few more rows in the same way.
To cover the rest of the eggs, I glued on the lightest shade.
When I got to the topmost spot on the egg, I finished with a final dot right in the center.
Once you’ve got a rythym going, these ombré paper easter eggs are really quick to make.
I also whipped up a purple and a blue version – all different colors for spring!
For a more kid-friendly version, try placing dots in any pattern you choose.
Or you could simply cover an egg in glue and roll it in paper dots for a more random effect.
Maybe even use different shape punches. I bet tiny flowers would look really beautiful!
I hope these last two crafts have inspired you to get creative with your Easter eggs this year.
Leave a comment below with your best Easter decoration ideas!