When I saw the plastic eggs on the clearance aisle of the grocery store, for some reason I thought of Weeble Wobbles - remember the old Romper Room toys, that wobbled, but wouldn't fall down?
My children have never seen Weeble Wobbles, even the newer versions sold now, so the concept of eggs they couldn't knock over was pretty fascinating to them. In fact, I probably could have just stuck some clay in the bottom halves of the eggs, snapped them shut, and called it good. The children would have thought that was a pretty neat toy.
I thought, it would be more fun to turn them into a family craft though, and have everyone decorate their own.
As I said, I weighted the eggs with clay - a non-drying clay, that I bought by accident a while back, when I meant to grab Sculpey clay. I had originally planned to hot glue rocks into the bottoms of the eggs, but they proved hard to get evenly balanced, and I was running low on glue sticks, and then I remembered the clay. It was a lot easier.
I paper mached (just pretend that word has all the correct accent marks) the eggs with a layer of glue and water dipped newspaper...
...followed by a layer of glue and water dipped white paper, when the newspaper was dry.
Once they were partially dry, I laid them across an egg carton, to allow the bottoms to dry too.
They could probably have been sanded lightly, to make them smoother for coloring, but we just colored ours bumps, and all.
It was fun to see how everyone decorated theirs. And, the best part is, our little family does wobble...
...but doesn't fall down.
It's great to be a homeschooler.