Do you like cacti (cactuses)? Here is a great idea on how to integrate them into your Easter decorations!
This craft is all about creating beautiful cactus-like eggs. These Easter eggs are really fun to make and they are durable. Don't worry, no chick is sacrificed here!
Personalize your cactus with your favorite colors or designs and decorate each egg with pretty flowers in handmade crepe paper and put them in mini terracotta pots for a even more beautiful result!
You can take them out at each Easter party or even keep them out all year round. They are just so pretty!
You can find everything you need in a craft store or in a discount dollar store.
1. Start by painting an assortment of ceramic eggs with acrylic paint. (We suggest two shades of green, light and medium). Paint one side and let it dry on the other side; when the painted side is dry, turn the egg over and paint the other side.
2. Once the painted eggs are completely dry, use a fine paintbrush and paint or markers to add a pattern to the "shells" of the eggs.
3. Now it's time to make crêpe paper flowers:
Cut a quarter-size circle of paper and make a spiral from the circle. Start in the middle and wrap the spiral around itself, fixing it with hot glue as you go. (A thin point hot glue gun works best for this project)
4. When you reach the end of the crepe paper spiral, fix the end with another bead of hot glue.
5. Add a few crepe paper flowers on the top of each egg and then place the eggs in their own mini terracotta pot.
6. To help keep the eggs upright, fill the pots with sand, small rocks or Easter grass.
Voila! You're done, now you can proudly display your creations.
To help you with this craft, watch the tutorial below.
Will you be trying it at home? Maybe you can even try with real eggs, but be extra careful! The kids will love it!