Do you love cracking open a fortune cookie to read those tiny paper fortunes? Well, today I have a fun project that may have been inspired by those little fortune cookies – an Easter Egg with a surprise message inside!
how to make Fortune Cookie Easter Eggs
The first thing you need to do is blow out the number of eggs you need. This is really the worst part of this project and Mark was a dear and helped me with this part! If you’ve never blown out a raw egg, you just use a needle to make holes at the top and bottom of the egg. Make the bottom hole a bit larger. Then, blow through the small hole and the egg insides will come out the other end.
Once your egg is empty, run some warm water through the holes and shake the water around inside the egg to clean it out. Make sure the egg is completely dry before painting.
TIP: I cut out the inner circle from the bottom of a paper Dixie Cup. It worked great to dry out the eggs and also for painting!
Now it’s time to paint your egg. I used some duck egg blue chalk paint that I had left over from another project. But, you can paint your eggs the old fashioned way, use a natural dye like onion skin, watercolors, or craft paint.
For my Easter table, I’m using a mix of vintage china and dessert cups filled with excelsior to hold the fortune cookie eggs. I made little banners using a wooden toothpick and paper. Just write each person’s name on the paper and cut the one end to make it look like a pennant. Now, dip the tip of the end of the toothpick in some tacky glue and wrap the pennant’s straight end around the glued toothpick. The excelsior holds the toothpick in place nicely.
write a fun message to place inside the egg
Now, onto the fun part! Write a special message on a thin piece of paper. For Caleb’s egg I wrote “so glad you are home safe and sound”. I wrote this band because has been on tour this last, week and he will get home in the wee hours of the morning on Easter Sunday! If you do a treasure hunt with your kids to find their Easter baskets, the message inside this egg could be their first clue. Or, just write an inspirational message – “He is Risen!” or “Hallelujah – Christ Arose!”. Once your message is written, tightly wrap the strip of paper around a toothpick and slide it into the egg through the larger hole.
Before your meal on Easter Sunday – have your guests open their eggs to reveal the special message! This is a quick project that can easily be done last minute! Have fun and write some special messages to hide inside your painted eggs! Your family will love breaking open these fortune cookie Easter Eggs on Easter Day!