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All That Glitters

This spring, you and your child can adorn your home with these faux Fabergé eggs. They're far more fun than their bejeweled distant cousins, and they don't cost a family fortune.

Materials

  • Toothpicks
  • 2-1/2-inch foam egg (sold at craft stores)
  • Stiff paintbrush
  • Tacky glue
  • Glitter
  • Colorful plastic beads or jewels
  • 6-inch pipe cleaners
  • Pencil

Instructions

To make each one, first stick 3 toothpicks into one end of a 2-1/2-inch foam egg to create a temporary stand.

All That Glitters - Step 2

Use a stiff paintbrush to spread a thin layer of tacky glue on the egg.

All That Glitters - Step 3

Then sprinkle on a coating of glitter. When the glitter has set securely, glue on colorful plastic beads or jewels in a pattern of your liking. (You can use another toothpick or a pin to pick up and set the beads in place.) Allow the egg to dry completely before removing the toothpicks.

All That Glitters - Step 4

To make a stand for your egg, first twist together the ends of a 6-inch length of pipe cleaner to form a 1-1/2-inch-diameter ring. Now make the stand's legs. One at a time, fold 3 more 6-inch pipe cleaner pieces in half around a pencil and twist together the 2 halves, leaving an inch or so of the ends free, as shown.

All That Glitters - Step 5

Remove the pencil and twist the free ends around the pipe cleaner ring. Finally, bend up the loops to create the stand's feet.

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