If you are making a large egg or if you want a sturdy papier mache, make a third layer of papier mache.
Once done, let the papier mache dry. Set the balloon on top of a bowl or paper cup or use a clothespin to hang the balloon by its knotted end. The papier mache will take at least a day to dry completely.
If you are making empty papier mache eggs and want to keep them as decor for years to come, seal the eggs to help them last longer. Don't apply sealer if the eggs contain food inside.
Once the papier mache is completely dry, you can spray with two coats of clear acrylic sealer. Wait for each coat to dry before applying the next one.
To make painted eggs, use plain white paper to make the topmost layer of your papier mache. Once dry, paint your papier mache with acrylic paint. Paint dots, patterns or some Easter-themed images like bunnies, carrots or flowers.
You can seal the painted papier mache eggs with clear acrylic sealer if they do not contain candy or food inside. Once the paint is completely dry, spray with two coats of clear acrylic sealer. Wait for each coat to dry before applying the next one.