Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Inkling: paper mache eggs

If you saw my post yesterday, you’ll recall that I made a vat of paper mache paste to make two little birds. Not to waste it, I made some paper mache eggs.

To start with, you need to make this amazing paper mache paste. The consistency is great and it’s not as sticky as using watered down glue. Here’s the recipe:

Combine ½ cup flour and 2 cups cold water in a bowl.
Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and add the flour and cold water mixture.
Bring to a boil again.
Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Let cool. The paste will thicken as it cools.

Blow up small balloons and dip your paper in the paste. I used strips of magazines for my eggs but any paper will do.

Keep adding strips and set on wax paper to dry.

Once the eggs are complete dry, pop the balloon with a pin and snip off the tied end.

Check back tomorrow for another fun project using the paper mache paste.


  1. Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am a new follower! :) love your blog!Erin

  2. Thanks for sharing your paper mache recipe! I love these little eggs, what a great spring time poject, and fun to do with kids!

  3. I love the torn edges on the eggs. They are so pretty :)

  4. These just rock! Balloons are on my Shopping List as I want to make bunches of these to give-away as Easter Gifts! What a marvelous idea!

    Thank You So Much!

  5. What a great idea! And so much better than trying to eat a dozen hard boiled eggs after Easter.


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