Allergy free Easter Eggs!

Many children have allergies so I decided to experiment with Easter Eggs from papier mache rather than the usual dyed hardboiled eggs.

I used water bomb balloons blown up to the size of an egg (smaller than you think) and manipulated them into shape so that one end was a bit fatter than the other.

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WeeBeastie tore up some strips of tissue and crepe paper, we used white for the bottom few layers. Put some clear glue (we used cellmix) on the balloon and attach a piece of paper. Hold the balloon knot to do this. Then paint over the paper with glue so that it absorbes the glue. When you have covered the whole of the balloon with 3 layers of paper put it aside to dry.

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When the paper on the balloon is dry and hard you can pop the balloon inside and you will be left with a beautiful, fragile egg shell.

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This can then be decorated with layers or shapes of coloured tissue paper and small cut out rabbit, flower, heart etc shapes. When you add more glue for the next layers it may make the already dried egg shell soften so for young children it would be better to leave the balloon in until the egg is fully decorated. If you have taken the balloon out and the egg starts to loose shape you should be able to gently poke the blunt end of a pencil into the hole the balloon came out of to remove out any dents.

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Give the egg a final glaze with the glue to form a protective layer. Leave the eggs to dry over night.

Take it a step further and children can made simple corrigated cardboard Easter Baskets and fill them with shredded paper to keep their eggs safe.

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Lucy

Weebeastieboys's Blog

We have a child with a severe egg allergy at kindy so we decided to make Easter Eggs from papier mache rather than the usual dyed hardboiled eggs.

We used water bomb balloons blown up to the size of an egg (smaller than you think) and manipulated them into shape so that one end was a bit fatter than the other.

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Tear up some strips of tissue and crepe paper, we used white for the bottom few layers. Put some clear glue (we used cellmix) on the balloon and attach a piece of paper. Hold the balloon knot to do this. Then paint over the paper with glue so that it absorbes the glue. When you have covered the whole of the balloon with 3 layers of paper put it aside to dry.

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When the paper on the balloon is dry and hard you can pop the balloon inside and…

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