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Want to make a beautiful Easter craft that will last year after year? Here’s how to make glitter eggs so that the glitter stays on the eggs, and doesn’t get all over your house!
I’m not crafty. I can follow instructions well enough no matter what the project is, but I’m not naturally crafty. I don’t even have a “craft area” in my house. Which is why I got the brilliant idea to make Glitter Eggs last year at my mom’s house.
Actually, I got the brilliant idea from a website that no longer exists, so I’m taking all of the credit.
By the way, did you know that glitter is the herpes of the crafting world? Once you have it, there’s nothing you can do to get rid of it. Sure, there are things you can do to make it go away for a while, but just when you’ve convinced yourself that it’s gone, there it is.Glitter is the herpes of the crafting world: once you have it, you have it forever. Click To Tweet
The only way to safely craft is to do it at someone else’s house.
I’m pretty sure my mom is still finding glitter a year later.
The kids and I made these gorgeous Glitter Eggs last year:
Ooh! Sparkly! So sparkly!
And we actually had fun making them (I only yelled a few times).
But here’s the thing: The last step involves spraying them with this stuff, and while it works very well, it STINKS. We made these the day before Easter, thinking that would be enough time for them to dry and stop smelling. But no. We couldn’t even keep them on the table for very long because they were smelling up the room. We put the entire basket in a plastic bag and put them outside so that we could eat without gagging.
So, make them at least a week ahead of time and put them someplace very well-ventilated so that they can lose the smell from the spray. The good news? That spray will keep the glitter on the eggs, period. You can put these in a plastic bag for storage and take them out a year later and the bag won’t have any loose glitter on it. This year we have beautiful eggs that don’t smell and we didn’t even have to craft!
Or, you can skip that step and just live with the glitter. If you already have a house full of glitter I guess it wouldn’t matter.
Mod Podge (everybody but me probably has this already)
Plastic Eggs (VERY important: you have to get the kind with a hole on the end!)
Just kidding, it’s this glitter
Foam Brushes (you could probably use a sponge if you don’t want to buy these)
Vodka (optional – I don’t drink, but crafting gets me close)
Put however many colors of glitter you want to use into individual bowls.
Take a plastic egg and stick a wooden skewer into the hole. Really jam it in there – you don’t want the egg to fall off!
Brush a thin coat of Mod Podge around the entire egg. Make sure you coat the whole thing.
Spoon glitter over the egg, letting the excess fall back into the bowl (hopefully).
Once the egg is completely covered, stick the skewer into the foam block so that the glue can dry. Let it dry completely, like for at least a couple of hours.
Repeat with the rest of the eggs.
Once the eggs are completely dry, take them outside, away from flames and people who like to breathe freely. Put down a flattened cardboard box so that you don’t get the sidewalk sticky. Spray each egg with the acrylic spray.
Once again, let the eggs dry completely. Overnight is best.
Once they’re dry, carefully twist the skewers out. You want to hold on to the egg right where the skewer went in, so that you don’t pull off a chunk of the glitter.
Arrange in a basket or clear vase.
Put in a well-ventilated place so that the eggs can lose the smell from the spray.
Enjoy year after year!