My daughter is allergic to eggs (among other things).  As a result, each year around Easter time, we try to come up with clever ideas to replace the traditional dyed eggs.  We’ve colored on wooden eggs, put stickers on the plastic ones, but last year we decided to try something different.  We decided to decoupage.


What you will need:

  • paint brushes
  • toothpicks
  • 1 small jar of decoupage glue
  • Interesting paper (We used paper from a 1930s dictionary, but any paper you like will work.   Look around your house for old maps, wrapping paper, even magazines and newspapers.)
  • plastic eggs
  • tape
  • glitter (We like the Martha Stewart glitter)


  1. Assemble all materials.
  2. Tape the plastic eggs together at the seam (if needed).
  3. Shred the paper into small strips.
  4. If there is an illustration or design that you would like to display on your egg, put that piece on first.   Take the piece of paper and find the spot on the egg where you would like to place it.   Dab the glue on the egg in that spot.
  5. Place the paper down on the glued spot and gently press onto the egg.
  6. Dab additional glue to the edges of the paper to make sure it adheres well.
  7. Keep adding additional strips of paper until the egg is completely covered.
  8. To add the glitter, dip a toothpick in the glue and add glue to the areas that you want the glitter.
  9. Sprinkle the glitter on the egg and allow to dry.


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