We made these rather snazzy decorative eggs today. It was a messy project - with glitter galore - but it definitely worked a treat. It even got my sticky-hand averse son willingly involved with glue - a sure sign of success.
1. First we covered the bottom of four small transparent plastic food storage tubs - ours were from IKEA - with different coloured glitter.
2. Then we each coated one of our small polystyrene eggs - from a local pound shop - with PVA glue. We began by using a little paintbrush to do this but soon found it quicker and easier to spread the glue on the eggs with our fingers.
3. Next we dropped the eggs - one at a time - into the glitter-bottomed tubs, wiped our sticky paws and then firmly closed the lids.
4. After that came the really fun part; to shake, rattle and roll the eggs round and round in the closed tubs - covering each egg with an even layer of glitter.
5. The transparency of the tubs allowed us to check that our eggs were glitter-coated before we removed the lids.
6. The twinkling, and now non-sticky, eggs were then transferred to a plate to dry for about an hour.
7. We mixed up our leftover glitter to make a few multi-coloured eggs too.
This was a fun activity, with proper wows from the children as they transformed their white eggs to sparkling treasure. And now we're all ready for our egg hunt on Sunday. Happy Easter!