by Tori Stevens
Make your Easter celebrations bright and colourful this year with this beautiful egg tree, as Tori Stevens did. Great fun to make with children and reusable for years to come, have fun!
The children and I have really enjoyed this Easter craft as you can see! It’s really exciting to see what pretty patterns you’re going to get, and it’s not too messy which is always a bonus too.
I went for the plastic option with the eggs as real ones can be quite fragile and as the kids like getting stuck in they don’t have to worry. You can find plastic eggs in most craft shops and they’re very reasonable, however if you wish to use real ones they work just as well.
- 10 plastic eggs or blown real eggs
- 4 different coloured paints
- Glitter paint
- Wooden skewers
- Tree branches
- Shredded paper or cardboard for nest
- Easter chicks for decorating
- 20 small polystyrene or chocolate eggs for decorating
- Put 2-3 blobs of different coloured paint and glitter paint onto a piece of paper. Take an egg and stick the skewer into one end, then put the egg into the paint and twirl around to make a pretty marbled affect. Once covered place the skewer in a cup with plenty of newspaper underneath for drips. Try loads of different colours and see what lovely patterns you get!
- You will need to leave the eggs to dry over night. Once dry take your jug or vase, fill with a little water and arrange the branches, daffodils or any other flowers you wish. Thread the ribbon through the loop ties on the end of the eggs and decorate the branches. You can leave some of the eggs on the skewers and arranged them in the jug for added colour.
- Take a handful of shredded paper and scrunch around the edges to make a nest shape. Place the small polystyrene or chocolate eggs into the nests and arrange the Easter chicks on the top.