Thursday, 5 April 2012

Paper-Mache Easter Eggs


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I have a problem. Every time I see some gorgeous craft made by really crafty and talented bloggers, I feel the need to make the same thing. However, since I'm not the talented crafty type of person, I always ended up making them ten times uglier. But I just can't stop myself from starting a new project that is destined to fail. This time, it's Easter eggs. I saw this papier-mache eggs blog post by Not Martha through Red Ted Art's Easter round up, and I couldn't resist. That blog is beautiful with amazing pictures and crafts! I. MUST. MAKE. THEM!


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But then again, as expected, I made the uglier version. I wanted to stop half way. Honest. They were left in a corner for at least 2 weeks, completely untouched. But then I've already put so much effort in them. I just needed to decorate them, fill them up with chocolate eggs and chicks, and then seal them up. So finally, in the last week before Easter holiday begins, I pushed myself to complete every single one of them (46 to be precise) and gave 40 away to the pre-schoolers at Abby's nursery. Glad that everyone including the teachers loved them (must be thinking that I have too much time on my hands).


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Prepped 50 water balloons for moulding. Reminded me of the packet of balloons hubby bought for Abby's birthday. He tried to pump them up and every single one popped. We were wondering why the balloons were so tiny. Now we know.


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Drying the eggs on a string hung under the kitchen racks.


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Once dried, I stuffed them with Cadburys mini eggs,


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Smarties mini eggs, and


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fluffy baby chicks.

Lets hope that I won't be seeing another craft that I'd be dying to want to make. Soon.