Materials for Rhinestone Eggs:
Colored Eggs, paper mache or other
hot glue gun and glue sticks
Because it would be near child abuse to work with glue and rhinestones while a sparkle-loving 3-year-old just looks on, I let the munchkin work with one of the paper mache eggs. Please know that rhinestones + 3-year-olds = HUGE MESS. Or did you already know this and were wondering why I would let the two cross?
Anyway, while the munchkin used Elmer's glue, I busted out the big guns. Or, mini gun. I put a little big of glue on the top of my egg (it was already yellow so I didn't have to prep with paint) and quickly put on a few rhinestones. I put them on randomly, no order to it. I used my tweezers to fix any rhinestones that went all crooked in the glue- I wasn't going to burn myself on an EASTER EGG for crying out loud.
Then I kept putting on a little glue, and adding rhinestones. Little by little, slowly and surely, the egg was getting covered!
And when it was done it was really, really loved by the just-bathed munchkin.
After she went to bed I picked the random rhinestones off of her egg, painted it blue with some craft paint, and added the rhinestones. And the munchkin was so excited to see her egg all done. She had no clue I totally re-did it :). Check out that rainbow reflection! No, not Rainbow Connection, sillies!
You are probably wondering if I actually am displaying these in bowls and on paper plates. No, actually, I am not. But that is for later! Stay tuned!