1. It is great to do with kids.
2. You don’t need a whole lot of supplies and what you do need doesn’t cost much.
3. The finished project is so fun to decorate with!
So gather your kiddos, gather your supplies and get ready to make some awesome jumbo paper mache eggs!
Glue (for 5 jumbo eggs we went through 5 small bottles of Elmer’s glue)
OPTIONAL-glitter, why not? :)
paper trimmer- saves a lot of cutting time
Mix one bottle of glue with 1/3 cup warm water. Then dip each strip in the glue and rub any excess glue on the side of your bowl.
Bowls work great to hold the balloons while you apply paper mache.
Just a note…my daughter preferred to rub the balloon with glue and then lay a dry newspaper strip on the wet glue and then rubbed glue on the newspaper.
So whatever fits your fancy. Just start covering your balloons with one layer of glue and newspapers.
We let each layer dry over night.
Oh, and when kids aren’t looking you might want to try to smooth them out a little more:)
Now to decorate!!!
FYI… We used foam and regular brushes to apply craft paint to our jumbo paper mache eggs, however, you could use spray paint. I pulled out my Kilz spray paint primer but it was too cold in the garage to spray the eggs. It worked out fine without the primer, however, if you are looking for perfect eggs :) you won’t want to miss this step because you can see the newspaper print through two layers of the yellow and orange eggs.