Make Vegan Easter Eggs!

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Posted April 2, 2012 by peta2 staff

Spring is here, and pretty soon the Easter Bunny will be hopping around and delivering colorful baskets filled with candy, toys, and surprises! While many people may be coloring real eggs in celebration of the Easter Bunny’s arrival, they don’t know the not-so-hidden secret: The Easter Bunny is vegan! In fact, all bunnies are vegan and eat a healthy diet of fresh veggies, fruits, and hay—no meat, milk, or eggs for them!

The Easter Bunny loves chickens and knows that they should be able to keep their eggs. So instead of coloring eggs that come from factory farms where chickens are kept in cages so small that they can’t even spread a wing, make a cruelty-free craft that is 100 percent Easter Bunny–approved: papier mâché Easter eggs!

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Vegan Easter Eggs
1 cup flour
2 cups water
1 pinch table salt
1 large mixing bowl
Balloons
Tissue paper, cut into small strips
Optional: ribbons, string, sequins, glitter, yarn, glue, and any other decor you might want!
Clothespins

  • Mix the flour, water, and salt in a big bowl until smooth.
  • Blow up a balloon until it is egg-shaped and the desired size.
  • Using either a paintbrush or your fingers, spread some flour mixture on the balloon. Dip strips of tissue paper one at a time into the mixture and lay flat across the balloon. Continue until you have covered the balloon completely. Repeat with 6 to 8 layers of tissue paper.
  • When you’re working on the final layer, use your imagination and decorate it! Patterned tissue paper, glitter, yarn, sequins, and string make great additions.
  • Use a piece of yarn and hang your balloon using a clothespin or set your “egg” on top of a cup. Let harden for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Pop the balloon using a needle and remove the deflated balloon.
  • Fill with Easter grass and vegan candy.

What animal-friendly traditions do you celebrate with your family? Share them with me in the comments below!

—Courtney

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  • 1114 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i’ve paper mached pastic easter eggs before with newspaper then did a light color wash in easter colors,it was super easy

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