Dress up your Easter tree with these easy 3D paper eggs. This project is inspired by the Scandinavian tradition of påskris. We love the idea of dressing up twigs with colorful eggs and feathers for Easter! You can join us in this Scandinavian tradition by gathering the tools and materials listed below and crafting your own 3D paper egg and feather ornaments. Glad Påsk (Happy Easter)!
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- Cutting machine (recommended)
- Scissors or craft knife (if cutting by hand)
- Curling Tool
- Small Binder Clips
- Plastic Palette Knife or Flat Paintbrush
- Cardstock Paper
- Embroidery Floss or thread- DMC “Ligth Terra Cotta” (3779)
- Yes! Paste or Craft Tacky Glue
- Gather tools and materials. Cardstock paper tends to work better for the ornaments than text weight, though they will be harder to fold. Use a bone folder or LG curling tool to help smooth down the edges.
- Cut out egg shapes from paper with a score line down the middle.
- Fold the paper eggs in half lengthwise, matching up the edges as close as possible. You will need six for one egg ornament.
- Apply an even layer of glue to half of one egg (a plastic palette knife is useful for this). A little bit of glue goes a long ways. Attach to another egg half, carefully lining up the edges and spines.
- Continue gluing the eggs together until you have two halves to your egg ornament, with three pieces of paper each. Let dry.
- Cut a length of embroidery floss or thread and knot the ends together. Glue in the spine of one egg half with the loop coming out the top.
- Glue the two egg halves together. You can use small binder clips to hold it together while drying at the top and bottom.
- Make more egg ornaments, mixing together colors for a fun pop of color. After they dry completely you can flu them out a bit so that they are symmetrically folded.
- To make feather ornaments: Cut out feathers with a score line down the middle. Fold on the score line. Thread a needle and poke a hole through the end – knot the ends of the thread together.
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