Child's Play Toy Store in Portland

DIY: Surprise Eggs!

Crafts, Events, ToysMegan PeronaComment

Hello! On Saturday five lucky kids are going to go home with a Surprise Egg!  What is a Surprise Egg, you ask?  It's a crepe paper ball (or egg) with toys wrapped in each layer.  Start unraveling and find all sorts of fun!

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Want to make your own?  Awesome!  We followed this tutorial from Not Martha, the link is here (and we "pinned"it too!)  Surprise Balls.  A few tips:  1.  It's a great time saver to use a pre-cut roll of crepe paper instead of cutting strips.  Also, the roll allows you to twist and pull tight while wrapping.  2.  Instead of starting with a plastic ball or egg and filling it with something, we just used a round or egg shaped toy.

And, for your surprises, drop in and check out all the fun treasures we have near the cash register!  We've got all your needs covered: bouncy balls, rings, tops, finger puppets, wind-ups, miniature animals, japanese erasers and more!  And, right now we have an Easter display full of all things spring-y and basket appropriate!

Have a bright and colorful day!

-Child's Play