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Mod Podge Egg Shell Paper Easter Basket Craft

 

When I started Woo! Jr., my kids were all in elementary school and it was so dang easy to come up with craft ideas for them and for this site! Then my oldest went to high school, and I had to start a teen crafts category. NOW… she’s in college, and I’m wondering who’s kid she is, because I am certainly NOT old enough to have a kid in college – yikes! But the good news here is that she is now plenty old enough to do some craft projects just for Craft Jr., and this is her very first post!

Decoupage Easter Basket Craft

Decoupage Easter Basket Craft

How to Make this Mod Podge Paper Easter Basket

Start with a small and inflated balloon.

Start with a small and inflated balloon.

Using any size brush, gently paint a thin layer of Mod Podge onto top half of balloon. Make sure you have your paper ready at this point, because it dries quickly. You can use almost any kind of paper as long as it’s not thick or heavy, I used construction paper.

Cut paper into strips

Cut paper into strips.

Thicker strips will cover the area faster, but upon layering will bulk up faster as well.

Begin putting your strips on your balloon.

Begin putting your strips on your balloon.

When the pieces begin to cross over each other, make sure both sides of the paper are coated with ModPodge so that the paper will stick to itself. Continue adding your strips until your whole balloon is evenly covered.

If you have small spots where you've missed, just cut up your strips into squares and use as patches.

If you have small spots where you've missed, just cut up your strips into squares and use as patches.

When you are satisfied with your layers, put a final coat of Mod Podge over it all, making sure it’s even throughout and has no dry pieces. Leave your balloon out  overnight in order to make sure every layer has been able to thoroughly dry.

The next morning your balloon may or may not have shrunken, which just looks funny!

The next morning your balloon may or may not have shrunken, which just looks funny!

The Mod Podge should have changed from a white color to completely clear. If you see any areas of the surface that still look cloudy, wait until they are fully dried.

Then you can pop your balloon!

Then you can pop your balloon!

Remove the popped balloon from the shell and you can use whatever you want to fill your egg.

I had leftover strips of paper, so crumpling those up work just fine.

I had leftover strips of paper, so crumpling those up work just fine.

Easter grass works as well. Your shell should be able to hold up with eggs, small treats and gifts. You can be the judge on what your newly created egg can handle!

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