Decoupage Egg Shakers
Now that Easter is over, here is a fun thing to do with all of those leftover plastic eggs. One idea I had is to make decoupage egg shakers. This is a great project to make with kids and they are very easy to create. These are a lot of fun to use as instruments to play along with music or just use as a pretty decoration. Everything you need to make these you probably already have in your house. Gather scraps of decorative paper, old maps, tissue paper, beads, rice and white glue to make these little musical treasures.
Materials to make Decoupage Egg Shakers
- Plastic Eggs
- Rice, Beads or Sand
- Decorative paper (scrapbooking paper, tissue paper, maps, magazines, etc.)
- White Glue
- Paint Brush
- Plastic Cup and Egg Holder (I reuse snack cups to mix my glue and hold my eggs)
Step 1: Add some rice or beads to the egg. You don’t need much to give it a nice shaking sound. Experiment with items from around the house to give each egg a different sound.
Step 2: Add some white glue around the rim of the egg and fit the top and bottom sections together. Wipe off the excess glue with a paper towel.
Step 3: Mix some glue and water together in a small cup (I like to reuse snack cups) to make your decoupage medium. The ratio should be 3 parts glue to 1 part water.