How to create an Easter egg tree
Some European countries have a tradition of hanging decorated eggs in a tree at Easter. I think that is a great idea because I like decorating my tree at Christmas and this gives me a second chance when spring arrives!
But rather than real eggs, I prefer to craft my own eggs from an egg carton. I fiind this gives great results with children as well because paper eggs are a lot lighter and they don't break. I may even keep these decorations for next year.
Supplies you'll need
- egg cartons
- small pointed scissors
- acrylic paint in various colors
- paint brushes
- glue gun
- white glue
- acrylic varnish (optional)
- vase or flower pot
- flat glass marbles or decorative florist foam
1. Separate the cells of the egg carton.
2. Cut the edge of each cell to form little "cups".
3. Take a piece of thin ribbon and tie it into a loop with a knot.
4. Pierce a small hole in one of the little cups with a toothpick or the tip of small scissors.
5. Pass the loop through the hole so that the knot is inside the “cup”.
6. Glue the knot to the bottom of the little cup with a glue gun.
7. Put white glue around the edge of one cup.
8. Glue the two cups together so that the edges match as closely as possible.
9. When the glue is dry, paint the "egg" in a colour of your choice.
10. Decorate using lines, dots, small flowers, etc. in contrasting colours.
11. Hang your decorations in a branch cut from a tree or shrub. I put mine in a vase that I filled with glass marbles. The weight of the marbles keeps the vase stable.
When you do this project as a family or with all the kids in a class at school, everyone gets to contribute their creativity and the result is truly the product of teamwork. It's a lot of fun!