Looking for a super easy Easter craft? Make Glitter Easter Eggs to decorate your home using just a few simple supplies! Skip dyeing traditional Easter eggs this year and make fun and sparkly ones that will look great in any basket.
Making easy Easter crafts is a great way to prep for Easter with the kids at home – and what kid doesn’t love glitter!? It’s hard to believe that Easter is only a couple of weeks away, and while everyone is at home, why not make some cute Easter decorations?
Making Easter crafts has always been a fun thing that I do with my kids. With my older kids I’ve made Hand Lettered Chalkboard Easter eggs and an Easy Chocolate Easter Cake idea, and I’ve used Easter SVG files to make Cricut Easter shirts for my little kids. These glitter Easter eggs are so easy to make and all of the kids will love them – if you can handle the glitter mess!
If you’ve been following along this week, I’ve been sharing posts as part of a CRAFTWEEK group of bloggers. Today’s CRAFTWEEK post is sponsored by Mod Podge. Make sure to stop by Instagram to see all of my projects, plus check out all of today’s crafts from other bloggers at the bottom of the post!
What You Need to Make Glitter Easter Eggs
You only need a few supplies to make these Easter eggs!
- Plain Easter eggs – I used cool cardboard ones similar to these that you can put small candy or gifts inside, but you could use any kind of craft eggs. I’ve even seen ones made out of the regular plastic Easter eggs.
- Mod Podge (I used Matte because that’s what I had on hand!)
- Fine Craft Glitter
- Paintbrush or Foam Brush
How to Make Easy DIY Glitter Easter Eggs
*Note: The most important part when glittering these eggs is to make sure your Mod Podge doesn’t dry before you apply glitter – or the glitter won’t stick. This is especially important for large eggs. You must either work very quickly or apply the Mod Podge and glitter in sections.
These really are the EASIEST. craft. ever!
First, apply Mod Podge on the surface of the egg.
While still wet, sprinkle glitter all over the surface. Tip: place a sheet of paper or freezer paper on your work surface to pour the excess glitter back into the container.
Fine or extra fine glitter works the best, as it provides even coverage and adheres well.
Shake off the excess glitter and set aside to dry. After the first coat is dry, you may need to apply a second coat of glitter to cover any spots where the Mod Podge may have dried. Just repeat as necessary.
To seal the glitter, apply a coat of Mod Podge over the whole surface of the eggs.
As they dry they will look a little cloudy. But don’t worry, they’ll dry perfectly clear. The extra layer of Mod Podge will just help keep the glitter from falling off on everything.
Once they are completely dry, you can display them in a basket or bowl! Fill with candy or small gifts and you’re done!
I used these glitter Easter eggs as decor in a small dish, but they can also be used as Easter egg ornaments! Just poke a hole in the top for a string before you glitter (you’ll probably have to expand the hole after using Mod Podge, but it’s easier to get through before).
If you’d like to see what all of my blogger friends make for today’s CraftWeek post, check out the following links:
- Decoupage Mini Photo Frame – 100 Directions
- DIY Photo Gifts for Mother’s Day – The Country Chic Cottage
- Easter Bunny Decoupage Coasters – Tried and True
- DIY Tissue Paper Coasters – Artsy Fartsy Mama
- DIY Chipboard Earring Organizer – Sunshine & Munchkins
- Mason Jar Apple Craft – Homemade Heather
- Upcycle Mod Podge Project – Leap of Faith Crafting
- Decoupaged Gift Boxes – Simple Nature Decor
- Easy Paper Bead Project – Carla Schauer Studio
- Mod Podge Serving Tray – 365 Days of Crafts
- Printable Thinking of You Card
- Printable Easter Bunny Coloring Page
- DIY Easter Cards with Cricut Joy
- Easter Egg Coloring Pages
- Cricut Pineapple Earrings