Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg

Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg
Submitted by Teri Niemeyer

Estimated Cost to Make the Item: $10.00

This Giant Photo prop egg was made with a plastic flower pot for the armature. Then layers of wadded paper were added and covered with duct tape and masking tape. Then added I added a layer or two of paper mache paper strips and paste, and finally a layer of Paper Mache Clay.

Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg Construction Detail

Adding crumpled paper and tape to soften the shapes and make it more comfortable for baby to sit in the Easter egg photo prop.

Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg - Adding Paper Padding

The large plastic flower pot completely covered with paper, duct tape and masking tape.

Step 3 - paper mache strips

Covering the paper with paper strips and paste. You can find recipes for paste here.

After adding the paper mache clay (and an adorable baby), Teri Niemeyer’s Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg looked like this.

Thank you, Teri, for sharing this project with us!

Teri Niemeyer's Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg
DIY photo prop egg for Easter baby photos

One more Easter idea …

OK, I know this is kind of silly – but if you put a bow-tie on the jackrabbit, wouldn’t he be cute in an Easter baby photo?

You can find the jackrabbit pattern here.

13 thoughts on “Paper Mache Photo Prop Egg”

  1. Can I just buy this somewhere I don’t have the time or the patience to make it where can I buy something like this?

    • Suzie, this item was made by one of our readers. If you need one but don’t want to make it yourself, try calling your local community college art department. They might have a teacher or student who’d be happy to make one for you.

    • I don’t know if Teri is still watching this post, so you may not get a reply from her. However, I’m pretty sure she sent us all the photos she took for the project.

  2. Terri can you please give instructions on step by step how to make it please, i looove it i want to make it before next saturday the 15

  3. ok so i just use regular white printer paper , wad it up about how many layers did you use? and how long did it take to dry completely?

  4. I am trying to make this as I speak, it has taken me hours to get as far as I have gotten, the pot I purchased at the dollar store was ten dollars not to mention all the tape I have already used and will probably have to back and purchase more, I am using a huge pot though as it is for twins,either I am not doing something right or just simply having problems getting duct tape to stick but it doesn’t look like any egg I’ve ever seen..lol hopefully it gets better as I have a photo session this week and would like to use it:)

  5. A store called Big Lots/Odd Lots. But it was not that shape. I cut the top off, then cut the peaks. Surprisingly, it was very easy to cut with an old scissors. I saved the top to use upside down as a form for an “egg holder”.
    But that’s a project for next year’s easter photo because I have been inspired by Deyanna’s boat for my Father’s Day Nautical Pictures!


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