Yesterday my toddler found her Easter basket tucked away in our storage closet, and she wanted to have a pretend egg hunt. Since we had just recently watched an episode of her favorite cartoon where two characters painted Easter eggs, I decided that could be our craft project for the day. We would do a practice run in February for Easter later this spring.
I had always wanted to make confetti eggs on my own, but I thought they would be extremely difficult. It turns out, they’re rather easy. But they are time consuming. My three year old was okay making the confetti and coloring a few eggs, but everything else was 100% Mom flying solo.
What You’ll Need to Gather
- Butter Knife
- Paper Towels
- Paint Brush & Paint or Crayons
- Construction Paper
- Hole Punch, Scissors, or Paper Shredder
- Tissue Paper
How to Make Confetti Eggs
- Using the butter knife, tap a hole large enough for your pointer finger to fit into the bottom of the egg.
- Using the knife, or your finger, pop the yolk.
- Turn the egg upside down and let the contents empty into the bowl. (If you are saving the eggs to make a quiche or other food, make sure to watch that pieces of the eggshell don’t fall into the bowl).
- Rinse the inside of each egg with water and place it hole side down on a paper towel to dry.
- Paint or color the eggs. (Crayons work best for young kids and are less messy).
- Make the confetti from your construction paper. (Smaller confetti made from a hole punch or scissors works better than confetti from a paper shredder. But if you are making eggs in bulk, a paper shredder may save time).
- Once your eggs paint is dry, insert confetti into each egg. Fill each egg about 1/4 full of confetti.
- Cut your tissue paper into small squares slightly bigger than your egg’s hole.
- Use a paintbrush to paint a small ring of glue around the hole.
- Place the tissue paper over the hole and affix it to the glue.
- Let the glue dry. Then have fun smashing the confetti eggs.
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