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Pop-up Eggs | Easter Decorations

Pop-up Eggs

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Make your Easter extra festive with this 3-D paper egg. The secret to its look is colorful, accordion-folded paper strips.

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Embroidery floss

Instructions

1. Begin by cutting out three identical egg shapes from card stock (ours are 8 inches tall). Crease the eggs by folding them in half lengthwise and opening them back up.

2. Cut card stock into strips of varying sizes from 3/4- to 1 1/4-inch wide and 9 to 12 inches long. Accordion-fold the strips so that there's about one inch between each fold.

Pop-up Easter Egg Step 3

3. Attach the ends of several strips along one edge of an egg using double-sided tape. Trim the strips so that they make a shallow arc across the egg's width, then secure the other ends in place.

4. When you've covered all three eggs, use double-sided tape to join their backs as shown. Between two of the sections, insert a loop of embroidery floss for hanging. Tip: If the strips sag when you hang the egg, peel them off, shorten them, and reposition them.

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