Paper Mache Surprise Easter Eggs

My toddler is obsessed with Surprise Eggs, so I created these Easter Egg Surprises for her our of paper mache.

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First cut old newspapers into strips about 1″ wide and 6″ long. You’ll need about a sheet or two for each finished “egg”

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Blow up a water balloon and attach it to a string to hang it it.

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Mix your paste – you’ll need 1 part flour and two parts water. It should be like a thin paint when completely mixed.

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You’ll need to have your balloon hanging – I used a chair, but you can hang it from a coat-hanger, light fixture, etc…

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Dip each piece of newspaper into flour paste and wipe off extra.

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Layer it across balloon, continue until entire balloon has 2-3 layers.

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Allow to dry thoroughly.

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Cut balloon to deflate and reveal paper egg.

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Cut a hole in the front of the egg.

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Stuff your eggs with goodies!

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Cut a shape in the newspaper and trim so edges fit over the hole in the egg.

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Cut a piece of aluminum foil to fit over hole.

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Glue aluminum foil over shape cutout. I like E6000 because it adheres to aluminum foil.

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Cute!

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Tape foil piece over hole in front of egg.

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Mix up more paste and paper mache around the edges to secure new opening to front.

Allow to dry for 24 hours.

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Pain eggs fun colors with non-toxic paint.

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Allow your kid to open them by pressing on the aluminum foil to puncture.

SURPRISE!

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