Inflate and tie a small balloon for each child. Make a thin glue and water mixture, and have the children “paint” sections of the balloon and then lay squares of tissue paper down flat onto the glue. The tissue should overlap and cover the entire balloon.
Let dry on wax paper, or hang to dry from the knotted end of the balloon over newspaper. When the balloon is completely dry, use scissors to cut a small slit in the balloon neck. The balloon will deflate, leaving a beautiful, hollow tissue paper “egg”.
For a parent gift, these may be filled with lightweight candies, and then sealed with one more square of tissue. by Marcy