This spring, you and your child can adorn your home with these faux Fabergé eggs. They're far more fun than their bejeweled distant cousins, and they don't cost a family fortune.
To make each one, first stick 3 toothpicks into one end of a 2-1/2-inch foam egg to create a temporary stand.
Use a stiff paintbrush to spread a thin layer of tacky glue on the egg.
Then sprinkle on a coating of glitter. When the glitter has set securely, glue on colorful plastic beads or jewels in a pattern of your liking. (You can use another toothpick or a pin to pick up and set the beads in place.) Allow the egg to dry completely before removing the toothpicks.
To make a stand for your egg, first twist together the ends of a 6-inch length of pipe cleaner to form a 1-1/2-inch-diameter ring. Now make the stand's legs. One at a time, fold 3 more 6-inch pipe cleaner pieces in half around a pencil and twist together the 2 halves, leaving an inch or so of the ends free, as shown.
Remove the pencil and twist the free ends around the pipe cleaner ring. Finally, bend up the loops to create the stand's feet.