DIY Paper Mache Eggs

Whether you’re gearing up for Easter or just decorating for the coming of Spring, DIY Paper Mache Eggs are fun to make and look lovely in your home.

Did you know Easters eggs are commonly seen during the season because they symbolize rebirth and fertility? But I just love them because they make me think of the melting snow and the new daffodils that are sure to spring up soon!

Let’s begin making some paper mache eggs to decorate for the season! And join me for even more Easter crafts and activities to do with the family.

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DIY Paper Mache Eggs

When you’re done, these colorful paper mache Easter eggs can be used as your decorations or as part of the Easter egg hunting game. 

You can also put some treats inside (e.g. small chocolates or gummy bears), that will surely make these eggs more inviting to kids. 

Plus kids get to work on their own creativity — getting to put some designs on their own eggs as well!

Materials needed for Paper Mache Eggs:

Materials for Paper Mache Eggs

Directions to Make Your Own Paper Mache Eggs

Step 1: Pour a considerable amount of white glue on the bowl.

Step 2: Pour water on the bowl. The ratio of white glue to water should be 3:2.

Step 3: Stir the mixture until homogenized.

Paper Mache Mixture

Step 4: Cut small strips of newspaper and put it on the glue mixture.

Cut newspaper strips for paper mache

Step 5: Completely submerge the newspaper strips on the mixture for a better mache mixture.

Step 6: Completely cover the plastic eggs with the glued paper strips. 

Continue doing this until you achieve the thickness of the mache layers.

Cover plastic eggs with paper mache

Step 7: Let the eggs dry for a day or two. 

Observe that the eggs will be as hard as the rock once you complete the drying process.

Eggs covered in paper mache

Step 8: Using an X-Acto knife, carefully cut the mid section of the egg.

Cut open paper mache Easter eggs

Step 9: Remove the egg mache on the egg plastic.

Take out plastic eggs

Step 10:  Cut a long strip of newspaper and use this to seal the egg mache together. 

Use white glue for this. 

Smoothen out the sides of the new strip, so that the sealer strip wouldn’t be obvious.

Let it dry for 5 to 6 hours.

Reseal eggs with strip of newspaper

Step 11: Paint the eggs. Do a double coating for better results.

Paint Easter Eggs

Step 12: Paint various designs on the egg. Get creative!

Decorate Paper Mache Eggs

Completed DIY Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Step 13: Finally done!  You now have an Easter paper mache egg!


  1. I remember doing these back in school, but haven’t done them since!!! I am excited to try it again 🙂 Thank you! I remember having so much fun with it.

    1. Absolutely! And have fun! I never made these as a kid…. but I think my heart would have swooned as a kiddo making these 🙂

  2. How colourful they look great! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party. I’ve pinned and shared.

  3. Jenny, These are so fun! My favorite kind of get a little messy and giggle kind of fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Pinned too!

  4. diyadulation says:

    These are so much fun! It is a perfect craft activity to do with my kids during spring break this year. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!

  5. What a fun idea. Thank you for sharing this with us at Funtastic Friday link party.

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