Sugar Easter decorative eggs were one of my favorites gifts to receive as a child growing up in a small town in the midwest.
It not only meant a beautiful and delicate gift for me, but a trip into downtown Cincinnati with my grandmother. Both were special treats. I decided to make a fun and beautiful Easter craft – my own decorative eggs to place on display! Granted these are not made of sugar, but they are created in a similar style.
- Paper Mache Eggs
- Hobby Knife
- Little Venice Cake Company Dual Tip Modeling Tools
- Sculpey Polymer Clay 30 Piece Sampler
- Mod Podge
- Dazzle Tac
- Tissue Paper
- White Glitter
- Paint Brush
Draw an opening on the egg. Using the hobby knife, carefully cut open the egg. Repeat for as many eggs as you are creating.
To add extra shimmer, dip the Mod Podge into glitter and brush on the egg. Note: when working with tissue paper and Mod Podge, make sure you pour the Mod Podge in a separate container, as the color from the tissue paper will bleed.
I used cake decorating tools to create the detailed work similar to that of real sugar eggs. I thought if they worked on sugar paste and fondant, they would be great with clay. I was very pleased with the results.
Make sure you condition the clay according to the directions on the packaging. I made basic shapes out of clay for the bases of the decorative eggs. You can create any shapes, colors and techniques you would like for the bases – have fun playing around!
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Niki is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional.
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