If you love messy, gluey, sticky craft projects, you’re going to love making “stained glass” Easter eggs. For a really fantastic effect, make several and display them together.
Supplies Needed: balloons, PVA glue, small bowl for glue, paint brush, scissors, ribbon, tape,
various colours of tissue paper.
1. Cover your work area with an old plastic tablecloth.
2. Blow up a balloon and tie it off, then tape the tied end to the tablecloth.
3. Tear several different colours of tissue paper into small pieces.
4. Add a little water to the PVA glue to thin it out. This will make it easier to spread.
5. Use a paint brush to spread glue onto a large area of the balloon.
6. Apply tissue paper to the wet glue and brush more glue over the top of the tissue to make sure it’s securely attached.
7. Continue applying tissue paper until the whole balloon is covered, making sure to overlap the pieces. Don’t worry if it gets really sticky...that’s part of the fun!
8. To make your egg really strong, apply another 2 layers of tissue paper.
9. Cut a long piece of ribbon and tie it around the tied end of the balloon.
10. Hang the tissue paper egg for a few hours until it’s thoroughly dry.
11. Using scissors, very carefully cut the knot off of the top of the balloon and pull it out of the tissue paper “egg”.
12. Push the ribbon through the small hole at the top of the tissue paper egg and attach it with a piece of tape.
13. Hang your tissue paper Easter egg in front of a window. When the sun shines through, it will resemble stained glass and look absolutely lovely!
Article submitted by Jolie Dennison, artist and children’s art facilitator
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