For the eggs: Blow out the eggs prior to decorating. Poke a small hole on two sides of the egg and carefully enlarge with a needle. Then blow hard to remove the inside of the egg. Rinse out the empty eggshells with clean water. Now comes the fun part – decorating! Use a matt paint marker in the colours of your choice to paint or write on the Easter eggs – just follow your imagination. It's especially enjoyable to design these together with children. Tip: the opaque colours of the markers are also lovely on brown Easter eggs – try using white, for example.
For the papier-mâché basket: Blow up the balloon to the size you want. Cover half the balloon with wallpaper glue and tissue paper to create the basket. Repeat this step multiple times until the layer is thick enough to be sturdy. Then allow the balloon to dry. Once the paper layers are dry, pop the balloon and then remove from the basket. Your creativity is now needed for the decorative motif. Paint your basket with vines, embellishments or Easter greetings using an edding matt paint marker. The fully opaque marker ink is well suited to all rough surfaces such as terracotta and wood, producing a fabulous, shiny semi-matt effect.
Products and materials
- 2-3 eggs, cleaned and blown out
- White tissue paper
- Wallpaper glue
- Bowl for mixing the glue
- Dowel for stirring
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