Making a Stunning Easter Egg Decor from Toilet Paper: A Fun Craft Idea for the Whole Family

Making an Easter egg decor out of toilet paper is such a fantastic craft idea for Easter. It’s super easy and requires just a few materials. No glue needed – just water, toilet paper, and a balloon, and you’ve got yourself a lovely decoration for your home.

Easter, a time of renewal and celebration, calls for creative expression. What better way to usher in the holiday spirit than by crafting your very own Easter egg decor from the most unexpected of materials — toilet paper! In this guide, we’ll dive into the delightful world of DIY paper mache Easter eggs, exploring how to create these charming decorations that are not only easy on the wallet but also ignite the imagination of both young and old.

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Materials Needed

Here’s what you’ll need for your toilet paper Easter eggs:

  • 1 roll of toilet paper
  • Water
  • Balloons (preferably dark-colored)
  • Bowls or a spray bottle
  • scissors, utility knife, or similar
  • Cord or something similar
  • Paint (school paint, watercolors, etc.)
  • Optional: napkins, decorative flowers, etc., for sticking on
  • Grass, moss, etc.

Crafting Process

Step 1: Prepare Your Work Area

Want to try making one of these toilet paper Easter eggs with your kids? Just be sure to lay down a good waterproof surface because things can get pretty wet, as you probably know with little ones around. Plus, it’s even better to do this craft on a nice sunny day. Take it outside to the garden or balcony, and you’ll save yourself a lot of cleanup indoors.

Making a Stunning Easter Egg Decor from Toilet Paper

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Step 2: Constructing the Base

  1. Separate several sheets of toilet paper to make it easier to work with. You can take 2 sheets at a time, but I find individual sheets look nicer. Just give it a try.
  2. Next, either use a larger bowl to catch excess water and a smaller one with water, or use a spray bottle.
  3. Inflate a balloon to the desired size for your Easter egg.
  4. Dampen 1-2 sheets of toilet paper with water and gently press them onto the balloon.
  5. Continue layering dampened toilet paper sheets around the balloon until it’s fully covered.
  6. Leave an opening at the top where the balloon knot is visible; this will serve as the attachment point for hanging your egg later.
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Step 3: Decorating Your Easter Egg

  1. Let the constructed egg dry for 1-2 days until it’s firm to the touch.
  2. Once dry, carefully cut off the top of the balloon using scissors, utility knife, or similar tool.
  3. Consider using a template like this here for a precise cut if desired. I made a template by printing out a large egg shape and cutting it out. Since the egg is round, tracing the template was a bit tricky, but I managed.
  4. Paint the interior of the egg using your preferred colors. I painted the inside of the egg with yellow school paint and bordered the opening with ribbon because I thought it looked nicer.
  5. Add decorative elements such as ribbons, napkin cutouts and decoupage technique, or painted designs to enhance its visual appeal.
  6. Fill the interior of the egg with moss, grass, or other natural materials for a rustic touch. Maybe you have some things hidden away in cabinets and boxes at home that you can use to decorate and spruce up the egg.

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Step 4: Finishing Touches

  1. Measure and attach a cord or string to the top of the egg for hanging.
  2. Ensure the cord is securely fastened to prevent it from slipping through the hole.
  3. Hang your beautifully crafted Easter egg in a prominent location to showcase your handiwork and spread holiday cheer. Or display it proudly as a table centerpiece.

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Tips and Tricks

Making the Most of Your Craft

  • Experiment with different colors and patterns to personalize your Easter egg.
  • Use a template for cutting to ensure a neat and uniform shape.
  • Incorporate natural elements like moss or grass for added texture and visual appeal.
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You can also create a small nest or flower planter like shown in this tutorial:

 

Crafting a stunning Easter egg from toilet paper is not only a fun activity but also a wonderful way to bond with loved ones. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or trying your hand at DIY projects for the first time, this simple yet rewarding craft is sure to delight all ages. So, gather your supplies, let your imagination soar, and create Easter memories that will last a lifetime.