Simple Easter Project

Time is ticking down to the great sugar rush. My daughter has a list made to leave out for the Easter Bunny in hopes that she can persuade him to leave a few toys instead of the traditional chocolate eggs and pretty Peeps.

Wishful thinking, kiddo.

She also wants to leave out something more for the bunny (besides carrots) to sweeten him up a bit, you know, just in case. Of course, she came to me to see what “goodies” I had to leave out. I suggested lettuce, but upon further consideration I decided that it might make the bunny happier if we made him a photo Easter egg.

We’ve made these colorful Easter eggs emblazoned with photos of family members and friends in the past, but it doesn’t take much time or effort to construct a new batch, so we went at it.

If you would like to make the eggs to give out as gifts on Easter or you simply want to hang them around the house, here’s how to do it:

PHOTO EASTER EGGS

Materials:

Your favorite photos

Hard Boiled Eggs, Plastic Eggs, or Blown Eggs

Scissors

Computer paper

Decoupage glue

Paint brush

Directions:

Print your picture onto regular computer paper (do not use photo paper).
Draw an oval (or any other shape—I’ve done hearts and flowers) about the size of the egg onto the picture.

Cut the photo using your drawing as a guide and snip 1/2 inch slices around the edge about 1/4 of an inch apart.

Use the paint brush to apply a coat of decoupage glue on the front of the egg.

Place your picture onto the egg and gently press the edges to the egg working in a clockwise direction. When the picture is adhered to the egg (make sure to eliminate all bubbles and creases), brush a coat of the decoupage glue over the picture.

Allow the glue to dry then add embellishments such as paint, glitter or ribbon.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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