I originally saw this craft featured on a blog called Modern Parents Messy Kids.
Upon doing some research on the web, I found that some people find crafts that use paint chips controversial because they see it as a form of stealing. My take? Well, you only have a certain amount of energy to invest into ideas, opinions, causes, life, etc. and you have to choose what battles are worth fighting. If you asked me where I would put my energy if it was between something like the clubbing of seals for their fur, or the use of free paint chips, I’m going to put forth my energy towards the banning of commercial seal hunts. With that said, here’s how the craft turned out!
First, I took the paint chips that come in rows of four.
I cut them in half so there was the single white line between two colors so it makes it look like an Easter egg.
Then I traced an egg shape and cut them out.
On a side note, this craft was a pain in the bum for me! When it came to the cutting of the eggs, I was too much of a perfectionist that I didn’t like how I cut them the first time, so I kept cutting them and cutting them to try and make them better. Ugh, see below. They didn’t even come close to any kind of uniformity. Me trying to cut straight with scissors? FAIL!
Lastly, I took a ¼ hole punch and made two holes on each egg. I took a sheer pink ribbon and thread it through each one creating a garland/banner.
This garland is totally customizable. You can mix the colors up, write on them, throw some glitter on them, go crazy!
Basically, this took me about 2 hours since I kept re-cutting my eggs. If you have patience and you have great cutting skills where making a decent egg shape is no problem, then this one’s for you!