Sometimes you find yourself in a chocolate emergency, and in those cases why not reach for an adorable DIY Easter egg pinata to crack open for a little pick-me-up? These DIY egg pinatas are adorable enough to sit on your desk or displayed in an Easter vignette this spring, and no one will even know you’re hiding a sweet surprise inside! In many cultures, the Easter egg is a sign of new life, and I don’t know about you, but chocolate definitely makes me feel more alive at times!
- Paper Mache Eggs
- Fuschia Tissue Paper
- Light Pink Tissue Paper
- Bright Yellow Tissue Paper
- Lavender Tissue Paper
- Baker’s Twine
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Craft Knife
- Crack In Case of Chocolate Emergency Printable Tags
The first step in creating your DIY egg pinatas is to cut the paper mache eggs open. The egg has a thin layer of plastic under the paper outside, so carefully cutting with a craft knife is best. Although the egg will eventually be covered in tissue paper, I still thought it was fun to cut it in a zig zag “cracked” pattern. Make sure to leave a small portion of the egg attached to itself. This way, the top opens like a hinge once you have cut all the way around.
After the eggs have been cut open, fill them with your favorite chocolate candies.
Cut tissue paper strips about 1” high and long enough to stretch around the circumference of the egg.
Fold the tissue paper strips in half on the long end, and create the fringe by cutting short snips along the open end of the strips.
Once you have a number of strips cut and fringed, it’s time to adhere them onto the egg. To do so, simply brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge and wrap the tissue paper around the egg. I chose a straightforward striped pattern, using three strips of the same color for each stripe. You could also alternate the colors, or it might be fun to use shorter strips and create more of a color-blocked pattern.
Next, download and print the free Crack In Case of Chocolate Emergency tags and then tie to the completed DIY egg pinatas using baker’s twine.
And that’s it! I plan to give the DIY egg pinatas to my son’s teachers, but I’m certain coworkers or friends would be positively giddy to receive one as well! If you’re lucky, maybe the Easter Bunny will bring one to you too!
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.