Showing posts with label decorations for Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorations for Easter. Show all posts

Monday, 25 March 2013

Giant Fabric-Maché Easter Eggs

Craft:


This week I thought I’d make something for Easter, as it’s actually only a few days away!


These Giant Fabric Easter Eggs were REALLY easy-to-make (and quick too). They look nice either in a bowl, as I have mine or hanging up as a group. 


You may also like to check out my Easter project from last year too, my Pretty-in-Pastels Easter Egg Mobile.

The materials you’ll need for this project are: some balloons…


...some fabric cut into strips (I used leftovers)…



...and some craft glue. You’ll need to add some water to the craft glue so that it is easy to spread over the balloon with your fingers. Not quite sure why I took a photo of two bottles of glue, by the way!



Firstly, I blew up a few balloons. Then I smothered them with the craft glue, and started placing my fabric strips around the balloons. My five year old daughter Poppy did her own one too.


I found that not too many fabric strips work the best once the balloon has been popped inside and you’re left with the shape. So don’t load up your balloon too much with fabric strips!

After I stuck all my fabric strips onto my balloons, I smeared some more glue over the fabric on the balloons, and then sat them in little foil trays to dry.


I left them to try overnight before popping the balloons inside the eggs.

And that was it!! The photos (see above) of the eggs in a bowl are before the balloon was popped, and the photo of the eggs on the wooden floor are after the balloon was popped. You can see that the shape holds nicely.

We had quite a few leftover strips of fabric, so Poppy made this lovely jellyfish which we have hung from the fan in the kitchen.


Happy crafting this Easter!

Emma