This DIY Easter Centerpiece Doubles As Favors for Your BFFs
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This DIY Easter Centerpiece Doubles As Favors for Your BFFs

Cheep cheep — it’s almost Easter! I always see these adorable pipe cleaner chicks at the dollar store this time of year, and I cannot resist them. Talk about cute. Luckily, this year I had a plan in mind: BFF Easter egg favors! Inspired by the classic “Best Friends” necklaces from childhood, the eggs can be filled with sweet treats and given to your best chicks as mini gifts this Easter. Plus, arrange them as the centerpiece of the table and they’ll double as decor for Easter brunch.

Materials and Tools:

Instructions:

  1. Rip newspaper into strips (about 1/2 inch wide by 2 inches long works well) and soak in warm water. In a bowl, mix one part white glue and one part water together. Inflate the balloons and apply the glue mixture onto a section with a paintbrush. Remove newspaper strips from the water (wiping off excess water) and place onto the glue-covered balloon. Apply more glue on top, and continue in this way until the whole balloon is covered with three layers of newspaper. Let dry completely.
  2. Once dry, draw a jagged crack down the center of the paper maché egg and cut along the line with a craft knife. Remove the popped balloon and glue a small piece of newspaper over the hole left by the balloon knot.
  3. Paint the egg shells! Make sure to keep the matching tops and bottoms together — they can be tricky to tell apart, if you’re not careful. Paint the inside and outside of the egg; it may take a few coats. Let dry.
  4. Write on your eggs with colored permanent marker. We wrote “best friends” like the classic necklaces, but other fun options are “BFFs” or “best chicks.”

Rip newspaper into strips (about 1/2 inch wide by two inches long works well) and soak in warm water. In a bowl, mix one part white glue and one part water together. Inflate the balloons and apply the glue mixture onto a section with a paintbrush. Remove newspaper strips from the water (wiping off excess water) and place onto the glue-covered balloon. Apply more glue on top, and continue in this way until the whole balloon is covered with three layers of newspaper. Let dry completely.

Once dry, draw a jagged crack down the center of the paper maché egg and cut along the line with a craft knife. Remove the popped balloon and glue a small piece of newspaper over the hole left by the balloon knot.

Paint the egg shells! Make sure to keep the matching tops and bottoms together — they can be tricky to tell apart, if you’re not careful. Paint the inside and outside of the egg; it may take a few coats. Let dry.

Write on your eggs with colored permanent marker. We wrote “best friends” like the classic necklaces, but other fun options are “BFFs” or “best chicks.”

Best chicks for life!

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