Cheep cheep 鈥 it鈥檚 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 鈥淏est Friends鈥 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鈥檒l double as decor for Easter brunch.

DIY BFF Easter Centerpiece

Materials and Tools:

BFF Easter Eggs

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 mach茅 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 鈥 they can be tricky to tell apart, if you鈥檙e 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 鈥渂est friends鈥 like the classic necklaces, but other fun options are 鈥淏FFs鈥 or 鈥渂est chicks.鈥
BFF Easter Eggs

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.

BFF Easter Eggs

Once dry, draw a jagged crack down the center of the paper mach茅 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.

BFF Easter Eggs

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

BFF Easter Eggs

Write on your eggs with colored permanent marker. We wrote 鈥渂est friends鈥 like the classic necklaces, but other fun options are 鈥淏FFs鈥 or 鈥渂est chicks.鈥

DIY BFF Easter Centerpiece
DIY BFF Easter Centerpiece

Best chicks for life!

DIY BFF Easter Centerpiece
DIY BFF Easter Centerpiece

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