You know what my office (and my life) is overflowing with?
No joke. It’s almost like it’s alive, and multiplying…every time I tell myself I will never buy another piece of scrapbook paper until I have used up all the paper I already have, it’s like another stack of it just magically appears in my office (or my shopping cart at Michaels, which I clearly cannot be responsible for, right?!).
On a serious note, this scrapbook paper Easter egg easy craft is easy enough for a child to make, and pretty enough to display proudly in your home.
And did I mention it was easy??
Here’s what you need to make this easy Easter craft:
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- Egg template (you could draw your own, or you could download this free one here)
- Scrapbook paper (I used 6 sheets with Easter-y prints…you could use more, or you could use fewer)
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush or these foam brushes (I use these for everything!)
- Two piece of card stock
- I think the gold frame (it’s an 8×10) is a pretty touch (any frame will do, though!) – I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but found this alternative online.
Here’s how to make your scrapbook paper Easter egg:
Print out your free Easter egg template here. Cut your scrapbook paper into strips. I used a paper cutter so they would be straight, but that’s certainly not necessary (this would also be adorable if you used decorative craft scissors).
Flip over your egg printout and start gluing your strips of scrapbook paper to the back (don’t glue over the actual egg – you’ll need to know where to cut, so it’s important to glue to the back). I prefer Mod Podge to regular glue as the paper will glue flat, without bubbles, if you use Mod Podge. For kids, I’d probably use a glue stick (although the Mod Podge sticks the best and my four-year-old gets realllly excited when she’s allowed to use it!).
I tried to change up my gluing technique a bit so that the strips weren’t just one on top of the other…I had some over/under action going on. Once you’ve laid down enough paper to cover the egg, let it sit until dry (this won’t take long).
I then trimmed down another piece of card stock to fit my 8×10 frame and, using the Mod Podge again (Mod Podge for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING, woohoo!), I glued it to the card stock. And then I framed it, leaving the glass off because I kind of like the depth I get from it without the glass pressing it flat (and, let’s be honest, it photographed better without).
I told you it was easy! 🙂
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