Sunny Side Up! | DIY TRIANGLE EASTER EGGS
Thursday, March 9, 2017
I do like eggs. Particularly in the mornings and in all the many ways they can be prepared – scrambled, boiled, poached, over-easy, you name it. Great on toast, plain, or with sauce and packed with proteins to make me feel like I’ve made a healthy choice.
Though I do steer away from green eggs and ham. After all, my name isn’t Sam. So that explains a lot.
Funnily enough though, there are times in which I completely forget that these little white organic vessels in which animal embryos develop even exist. More than once I’ve gone months without touching an egg.
So when Easter is on its way, sooner or later, I have that moment in which I remember the many ways in which something as simple as an egg can make my culinary heart beat faster. Or, you know, my growling tummy. And I spend a good amount of time watching the water on the kettle until my fridge is bursting with pre-boiled eggs for the grab and go. For work, after that gym sess, or the occasional ravenous hunger. It’s the perfect snack.
Easter eggs are definitely my favorite craft project throughout the holiday. While I find bouncing bunnies and fluffy chickens adorable, I mostly struggle with making them work as a décor item in my home.
So even though Easter isn’t a major holiday in my house, I do spend a reasonable amount of time thinking about how to make those boiled eggs look all the more appetizing – using water colors, sequins, stickers, and my favorite craft supply, paper.
For my second batch of this year’s Easter eggs, I opted for another simple craft that promises both variety and elegance.
These geometric Easter eggs use paper triangles to create a sea of different shapes and forms.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- hard-boiled egg
- colored craft paper
- glue stick
Step 1: Start by selecting the paper. The colors are up to you, just be sure to opt for a rather thin paper or you’ll have a hard time making it stick to the egg. The thicker the paper, the less flexible it becomes.
Then use your paper scissors to cut the sheets into random triangles. Do not overthink this – no two triangles should have the same dimensions.
Step 2: Using a glue stick, apply adhesive to one side of a first tringle, lip it over and press onto the hard-boiled egg where desired.
Step 3: Keep adding triangles to the egg, arranging them as you go along. There is no need to overthink the design beforehand. Often, placing the first triangles in a random fashion gives enough inspiration for the overall look.
Naturally, the more triangles you add, the longer the overall craft process will take. Though I particularly adore the egg covered in black triangles as it reminds me of shattered glass.