EGGSperimentation! Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Made by Linda Crawford

So, I was sorting through my art supplies and came across a number of items that I had either not used at all or not used for a long time and thought that I would try them out. I wanted small projects and eggs seemed the ideal choice especially as Easter is not too far away.

Some of the things I used to decorate the eggs include silver foil leaf (not used before), store bought air dry clay, chalk paints, crackle glaze, soft pastels, metallic acrylic paint, paper clay, joint compound (not used before) and a few small wooden cogs. All the eggs were made from traditional paper mache paper strips and flour glue over an egg mould.

I covered all the moulds with cling film (saran wrap) so that I could reuse them (some were styrofoam). All of the eggs open so a little something can be popped inside such as chocolates or bath cubes or some such lovely little item. I had lots of fun making them and learned a few techniques along the way. I hope you like them and if any of you want to know how I decorated any particular egg then please ask and I will be happy to let you know.

Paper mache Easter egg

Paper mache Easter egg

10 thoughts on “EGGSperimentation! Paper Mache Easter Eggs”

    • Absolutely Eileen! If you need any pointers let me know. Hopefully I will have time this week to write a tutorial for Jonni including some of the techniques I used. Eggsperiment away!

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  1. Hi, could you please ask reader Linda Crawford if she has a tutorial on these Easter eggs? I’ve seen videos wrapping Saran Wrap around a mould, but was hoping to avoid the traditional paper Mache strips and Flour glue. Sounds like she still used the traditional method. I’m hoping to use The Ultimate paper mache method and not use strips or flour glue at all. If I saw my eggs in half with the clay method will they break? Also is there Anything I need to know about how they fit together? How do you get them to be together? Do you have to install a strip on the inside so it nests back in place?

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    • Hi Sarah, yes I did use the traditional method of paper strips and flour glue. I haven’t tried one just using paper clay so I’m not sure if you would be able to cut them in half without damaging them. I would say though that you could may be use less layers of paper and paste if you were then to cover them with paper clay however they might lose their shape a little. Yes, a strip is needed to join the two halves back together. Jonni has asked if I could write a tutorial on how I made them and I am working on that right now so hopefully I will have it finished in a couple of days. I am sure that Jonni will let everyone know when the tutorial is up on the site.

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      • By the way, what does the inside look like? Does it look like newspaper strips or did you paint it, or clay-cover and paint the inside too?

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        • Hi Sarah, I painted all the insides, the eggs in general came out really smooth on the inside so I just gave them a coat of white gesso then painted them to compliment the outside design. I will show the inside on the tutorial which I am hoping to finish and get off to Jonni today.

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