Give the scissors a rest: The easiest way to make silhouettes is to use craft punches. (If using a punch, skip to Step 4)
Tools and Materials
- Paper (in a solid color, no thicker than construction paper
- Transfer paper
- Ballpoint pen
- Small scissors
- Mod Podge
- Gel-ink pen
- 1/8-inch-wide silk ribbon
- Sewing needle
German-Style Paper Cutout Easter Eggs How-To
1. Dye blown-out eggs using our instructions as desired. Let dry.
2. Lay paper (solid color, no thicker than construction paper) for silhouettes faceup on work surface. Lay a sheet of transfer paper facedown on silhouette paper. Place template printout on top; trace character outlines with a ballpoint pen.
3. Cut silhouettes along transferred outlines using small scissors.
4. Coat back of 1 cutout with Mod Podge using a small brush. Apply cutout to egg; smooth using tip of brush handle. Let dry. Repeat, adding cutouts as desired.
5. Apply Mod Podge to entire egg with a medium brush. Let dry. (For place cards, write names on finished eggs' silhouettes with a gel-ink pen.)
6. Thread a 10-inch length of 1/8-inch-wide silk ribbon through the eye of a long needle.
7. Insert needle in bottom hole of blown-out egg; draw it up through top hole. Leave a hanging loop at the top, and draw needle back down through top and bottom holes.
8. Knot ribbon 2 to 3 times near bottom hole (make sure knot doesn't slip through the hole). Trim ribbon ends.
9. Hang eggs from quince or other spring-blooming branches that are secured inside a vessel weighted with stones.