Insect Decoupage Eggs

Fun for the whole family in the Spring is time spent decorating Easter Eggs. I gave these eggs a little creepy twist with some muted colors and insect images. This process does take some time but you can use materials you already have or thrift an inexpensive children’s book on insects to use for images.

You can watch the tutorial here:

Here is how to make these insect decorated eggs.

Supplies:

Eggs – I used blown out but you can also use paper mache or wood.
Craft paint
Decoupage Glue
Dimensional Sealer/ Diamond Glaze (not shown)
Paint brushes
Insect images
Scissors
Xacto knife

Begin by choosing your paint colors. I added a drop of black paint to my color so that the color was a bit muted. Paint your eggs with the craft paint doing one half at a time and letting them dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying time.

While your paint dries you can begin to cut out your insect images. Use your scissors and Xacto knive as needed to cut out as much detail as possible.

Give your eggs a second coat of paint to make sure they are well covered with color.

In order for the insect images to lay flat on the curved surface of the egg you will need to cut small snips into the sides of the image as shown. Do not cut all the way through. The little snips in the paper will allow the paper to overlap slightly as you glue the image onto the egg.

Apply glue to the image with a paint brush.

Place the image on your egg.

Brush the image with more decoupage glue in order to seal the image. Smooth any wrinkles with the brush or your finger being careful not to tear the paper.

Continue to add images to your eggs and let dry.

Use a dimensional sealer to achieve a glossy finish.

Now your insect Easter eggs are ready to crawl into their basket!

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