How to Make Traditional Sugar Easter Eggs Without the Sugar

Have you always loved the look of elaborate sugar eggs, but dread the ants that come with them? Fear not, learn how to craft Easter egg dioramas without confectionary.

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Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Learn how to create mini fairy-garden style Easter decorations using paper-mache eggs, mini Easter figurines and a bottle of glitter.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Supplies:

  • paper-mache eggs
  • craft knife
  • paint
  • craft glue
  • glitter
  • hot-glue gun
  • egg cups
  • Easter figurines
  • various embellishments
  • paintbrush

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Trace the shape of an oval onto an egg. This will be where the cut-out window will go.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Use a craft knife or drill with a cutting attachment to remove the oval.

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Jennifer Perkins

Smooth any rough edges using a craft knife.

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Jennifer Perkins

Cover the inside and outside of the egg with white paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

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Jennifer Perkins

Try using a variety of egg sizes.

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Jennifer Perkins

Choose glitter colors for the insides of the eggs. Lighter more reflective colors work better.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Paint the insides of the eggs with craft glue. While the glue is still wet, apply glitter. Shake off any excess glitter and allow it to dry completely.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Gather small miniatures, faux flowers, pompoms and trim to decorate the insides and outsides of the eggs.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Use hot glue to attach figurines inside the eggs to create Easter scenes. Use things like decoden, yarn, pompoms and paint to decorate the outside of the eggs.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Display the eggs on small egg cups.

This is a great projects for kids using a low-temp hot glue gun.

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