German-Style Paper Easter Eggs

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What You Need:

  • Easter Style Silhouettes
  • Paper (in a solid color, no thicker than construction paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Small scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Gel-ink pen
  • 1/8-inch-wide silk ribbon
  • Sewing needle

Step 1 

Dye blown-out eggs. Let dry.

Step 2

Lay paper (solid color, no thicker than construction paper) for silhouettes faceup on work surface. Lay a sheet of transfer paper facedown on silhouette paper. Place silhouette printout on top; trace character outlines with a ballpoint pen.

Step 3

Cut silhouettes along transferred outlines using small scissors.

Step 4

Coat back of 1 cutout with Mod Podge using a small brush. Apply cutout to egg; smooth using tip of brush handle. Let dry. Repeat, adding cutouts as desired.

Step 5

Apply Mod Podge to entire egg with a medium brush. Let dry. (For place cards, write names on finished eggs' silhouettes with a gel-ink pen.)

Step 6

Thread a 10-inch length of 1/8-inch-wide silk ribbon through the eye of a long needle.  

Step 7

Insert needle in bottom hole of blown-out egg; draw it up through top hole. Leave a hanging loop at the top, and draw needle back down through top and bottom holes.

Step 8

Knot ribbon 2 to 3 times near bottom hole (make sure knot doesn't slip through the hole). Trim ribbon ends.

Step 9

Hang eggs from quince or other spring-blooming branches that are secured inside a vessel weighted with stones.


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