DIY Foam “Sugar” Egg

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.comTake away the chocolate bunnies, peeps and yes, even the jellybeans; the thing I was most excited about in my Easter basket as a little girl was the big sugar egg! You know, the kind you looked into and there was a little scene inside? I adored everything about those sugar eggs! When my kids were growing up, I always bought or made sugar eggs for their baskets. Hmm….I don’t think they had quite the love for them that Mom did! :) For our last Easter craft project this season, the inspiration is those beloved sugar eggs. This DIY Foam “Sugar” Egg has paper flowers, a baby chick, rick rack icing and it gets sugared with Diamond Dust. This egg is everlasting, cavity and calorie free!

Not to sound like a broken record – or broken glass! – but if you have pets or toddlers, switch out the Diamond Dust for some pretty, white glitter. Diamond Dust is finely ground glass glitter, and we know that no matter how well it’s glued, SOME glitter ALWAYS falls off! Just ask Mr. Smarty Pants. Poor guy always seems to leave the house with a little extra sparkle. :)

Here’s what I used to make the Foam “Sugar” Egg:

  • 5” Styrofoam egg
  • MagiKote and brush or craft stick
  • Scrap of turquoise blue felt
  • Diamond Dust or white glitter
  • Small piece of moss
  • Styroglue, low-temp hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Small baby chick
  • 3 colored brads (I used orange, pink and purple)
  • Rickrack and 1 ½ ribbon of your choice
  • 3 small paper flowers
  • 3” piece of tiny, wired silk leaves
  • Make it Fun Foam Tools (or knife) and fine grit sanding block

First, I took a small slice off the bottom of the egg so that it would sit flat. I used a fine-tip marker to draw out an oval on the front center of the egg for the niche. Tip: put a toothpick in the bottom of the egg so you can easily hold and turn the egg. Stick the toothpick in a scrap piece of foam for drying. I used the sculpting tool from the Make It Fun Foam Tool kit to sculpt out the niche and used a sanding block to sand it (fairly) smooth. I covered the entire egg and the sculpted out niche with MagiKote and sanded it down. A piece of blue felt was cut to size and glued to the inside of the niche and a small piece of moss was glued to the bottom using Styroglue.

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.com

Working in small sections, I added generous amounts of Sytroglue and covered the glued areas with Diamond Dust. Gluing and glittering continued until the entire egg was covered.

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.com

I let the egg dry overnight. The messiest part is done! Using pink & white rick rack, I added “icing” around the front opening of the niche with low-temp hot glue. The 3” piece of tiny, wired silk leaves was added around the inside of the niche, the little baby chick was hot-glued to the moss and 3 colored brads are Easter eggs. Three pink, paper flowers were added to the top of the niche. We’ve got our little Easter scene!

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.com

Last, I used 1 ½ inch pink & white gingham satin ribbon to add a bow to the top of the egg. Our foam “sugar” egg is done!

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.com

Isn’t this just so sweet? I’ve got the egg displayed on a candle holder with some mini pompom trim wrapped around the bottom. Wouldn’t this make an adorable gift for Easter? I have to make a few more for my Mom and daughter!

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.com

Did you get sugar eggs at Easter when you were growing up? Do you like to give or make real sugar eggs?

If you loved finding sugar eggs in your Easter basket, this DIY Foam "Sugar" egg is easy, pretty, cavity and calorie free! From littlemisscelebration.com

I’m so happy that you stopped by today and I hope you like our last Easter project as much as I do!

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  1. So adorable! I loved peek-a-boo eggs as a kid, and I still do. Thank you for this sweet version.

  2. So cute, Cindy! I love how you used the brads as eggs! I’ve never made real or faux sugar eggs, but I’m really going to have to try this one! Pinning!

  3. This might be the cutest Easter decoration I have ever seen!!! LOVE IT!

  4. Lisa@hooplapalooza says:

    i love those sugar eggs! i never got any when i was a kid and now that i’m an adult i still can’t bring myself to eat them so i just stare at them! Lol this would be a perfect Easter treat for me :)

  5. Cindy, As soon as I saw the top photo, it took me back to our childhood when they were so popular. Do they even make the sugar eggs anymore? Your crafty egg is darling and thanks for sharing. I’m pinning to my Easter board. Have a wonderful Easter!

  6. These are totally amazing!! I found you on the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    PS – I would also like to invite you to a blog hop called: “The Great Blog Train” currently on my blog –we are travelling to the Adirondacks & visit our Dining Car for a great recipe! Thank you! http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/04/the-great-blog-train-16-giveaway.html

  7. Oh, I remember those sugar eggs, Cindy! :) This is so neat and creative!

  8. JaneEllen says:

    Boy do I ever remember those sugar eggs. Your egg is so perfect, gorgeous and spectacular. When do you have time to do all this girl? I’m too lazy to even attempt something like that. You’re a genious. Happy Spring

  9. Cindy, I actually did make sugar eggs when I was growing up! Thank you for bringing the memories back. Although, I do have to say that this is such a beautiful egg, by far!

  10. I LOVED sugar eggs as a child. They were always my favorite treat. What a great way to bring this memory to my kids. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Caroline – I know, weren’t sugar eggs just the best? It was always fun to see what little scene was inside. This foam version is just filled with memories and I’m sure your little ones would love it! Thank you so much for visiting and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  11. I feel so deprived, I never had sugar eggs growing up. :( Your egg is gorgeous Cindy, you have very lucky kids!!

    • Lisa, you’re not the first person that told me that. Well, you can have one now and enjoy it twice as much! I do like how this turned out – thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  12. This reminds me of ornaments my mom used to make. Love that you can get the look of a sugar egg without the sugar :-)

    • Hi Erlene! I love that this reminds you of things your mom made! I’m really tickled with how this turned out and brings lots of happy memories. Thanks so much for visiting – have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!

  13. Okay that is really cute!! I totally remember those sugar eggs! Love this cavity free version (:

    • Hi Kelli and Kristi – thank you so much, ladies! I’ve always adored sugar eggs and yes, the cavity free version is definitely good! :) So sweet and kind of you to visit, thank you! Wishing you and you families a blessed and joyful Easter!

  14. Oh my goodness, I loved sugar eggs and absolutely adore your version! You always make the cutest and most creative crafts – love this:)

    • Kelly, you are too kind! Thank you -I do love how this turned out and it’s a little homage to all the sugar eggs of years gone by (and that’s a lot of them!!!) Have a great Saturday!

  15. This is so adorable!!!!!! I love your blog!!! Thanks for being part of our party and hope to see you next week.
    Lou Lou Girls

    • Hi Kimberly! Thank you so much for your sweet visit, comment and for hosting the fun party! Have a wonderful weekend and wishing all of you a happy Easter!

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