How to Make Clay Easter Egg Decorations
These clay easter egg decorations are so easy to make, and can be whipped up with the kids in an afternoon or two! Use whatever colours and designs you fancy!
1. Open the pack of clay and cut off as much as you think you’ll need – this will depend on how many decorations you want to make. Allow roughly a golf ball sized amount for each one.
2. Using your hands, knead the clay to warm it up and shape into a ball. On a clean surface, roll out with your rolling pin to about 5mm thickness.
Keeping your hands wet will help stop the clay sticking to your hands. To stop it sticking to the work surface, use a silicone mat or lay out some cling film.
3. Using the grippy cutter, cut out as many egg shapes as you can.
4. Carefully lift up and put onto a piece of cling film on a flat surface. Now create the designs on the front of your eggs, using the modelling tool to create lines and a straw lightly pressed into the surface to create dots.
5. Use to straw to punch a hole in the top of each egg shape so that you can thread your ribbon through later. Leave to dry (ideally overnight).
6. Cover your eggs in a layer of PVA glue to help seal the clay.
7. Next, paint your eggs with your ready-mix paint, mixing and matching colours on each egg. You may need to do a few coats, or alternatively, you can use a thicker paint like acrylic.
8. Cover with another layer of PVA glue and leave to dry. Thread ribbon through the top, tie a knot and hang!