I’m writing this from Orlando – our room is right near the pool so the patio door is open and the breeze is amazing. So, no surprise, this will be a short post. :) We survived the forever-long car ride, and now I’m ready to sit by the pool with a pina colada. But first I had to show you guys these colorful confetti eggs!
I don’t know what came over me this year, but I have been an egg making machine. After these nail polish eggs last week, the kids and I experimented with paper mache eggs made with confetti. Have you ever tried paper mache? It was fun!
What you’ll need:
- Small balloons
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
Blow up the balloon and tie it off. Then start coating it with Mod Podge and confetti, starting at the bottom. Work your way up the balloon in layers, making sure you coat the confetti in Mod Podge as you go.
After you have the balloons covered, set them aside and let dry completely. Then pop the balloon at the top. If all goes right, the balloon will deflate and the confetti will stay intact. I had trouble getting the balloon out of a couple of my eggs though. If that happens, reach in and pull the balloon out. If it’s stuck to the confetti it will deflate the whole egg.
Then fill the egg with whatever you like – candy or more confetti even – and seal the egg at the top by Mod Podging on more confetti.
I love how colorful these turned out, they remind me of these garden lanterns we made. The kids had fun making them for about 5 minutes – which is pretty much how long their attention spans last for any of mommy’s “projects.” But I can’t wait for them to break them open. :) What kind of eggs have you made this year?
Are these paper mache eggs. good for cracking on the head. We have family tradition to cash each other and crack eggs with confetti in them. And this year family is coming down from Arizona looking to have a lot of fun cracking eggs.
Taylor Summage says
I’m wondering the same thing! I recently became vegan and don’t use eggs anymore. I really hope these will crack like regular eggs. :)
vanessa meneses says
My daughter is vegan I was wondering if anyone found out if they will crack like traditional cascarones?
These eggs are great! Where do you find your confetti?
elle sees says
i want these just for me! and i don’t wanna share ;)
Your DIYs are SO cool – you make me want to color eggs and do easter things SO badly. And have fun in Orlando – I wish I was there too!
For several years now our family has adopted a tradition from some of our Hispanic friends. They decorate blown out eggs then fill them with confetti and cover the hole in then egg by gluing a piece of tissue paper over it. The eggs are called cascarones. The cascarones are hidden and hunted, then smashed on one another’s heads to bring good wishes. This has been a favorite new tradition for us. We have adult children as well as a 10 and 11 year old. Everyone seems to have a heat time showering one another with Easter blessings. I even make the eggs in my kindergarten class so they can each take one home. The kids always love them!
What a fun idea Phoebe – I love that tradition! And I’m pretty sure my kiddos would especially love the breaking over the head part :) Happy Easter!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
They’re so fun Stephanie!
When I looked at the first photo I thought you’d cut out all the paper yourself. I was thinking… uh oh she’s gone a little mad! I will be looking out for confetti now!
If still had little kids in my life I would so do this
Somehow I think it would lost on the sons
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I can’t believe you are writing posts while you’re on vacation! Go get yourself that pina colada and relax a little! :) These are so fun–is it weird that I have a phobia of popping balloons though?!
Fun & festive! I love seeing all these egg decor ideas everywhere!
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
What a neat idea!
What a fun project. Love all the cheerful colors. Enjoy you piña colada!
Elisa @ Fancyfreeme.com says
I took Norrie to her first egg hunt on saturday. She had fun picking up the eggs but quickly stopped once she figured out there was stuff inside them! Opening is always the best part!
Very cool you crazy egg-decorating machine! :)
I used an idea from the Parenting magazine and colored our eggs, then used Glue Dots and glitter to decorate them. They turned out really fun and the kids had a fantastic time. I really like this idea though and think I’ll try it!
I used your Mod Podge and glitter idea (cap toe shoes from Petit Elefant) and they turned out fabulously! I got the wrong Mod Podge though so I have a large container of “sparkle” Mod Podge!
How fun – glitter glue dots is such a smart idea! (you totally can’t go wrong with glitter, right? Well, except the clean up!) And I’m so glad your shoes turned out fabulously! I didn’t even know they made sparkle Mod Podge – gotta get some of that :)
What a fun idea! These remind me of some rainbow fish story I used to read when I was younger!