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Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda proves the power of imagination — so it’s no surprise such a sharp little girl would inspire an especially creative Easter craft.
Of course, there are eggs involved, but crafting expert Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun, also draws upon the character’s love of reading for her spring holiday project.
In an exclusive video for PEOPLE, Kingloff and her little helpers — the four stars of the Broadway hit, Matilda the Musical — show you how to make pretty decoupage Easter eggs using recycled books!
What you’ll need: an old ripped book (Roald Dahl, of course, stays on the shelf), colorful glitter, and a few other easy-to-find supplies. Best of all, the mess is kept to a minimum, and Kingloff even accounts for sneeze breaks.
What you’ll get: Fun step-by-step instructions, and adorable insight from the four Matildas (that’s Gabriella Pizzolo, Ava Ulloa, Ripley Sobo and Paige Brady). The girls also share their favorite holiday traditions, including surprise scavenger hunts, dying eggs, and finding notes from the Easter Bunny.
Hop to it! Watch the video with your kids, then follow the instructions below to get crafty for Sunday.
As the girls sing, “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”
Matilda’s Favorite Easter Eggs
What you’ll need:
Eggs (hard-boiled or blown out)
Glue dots and double stick tape
1. Tear up book pages into small pieces, no larger than the size of a dime. Small strips also work very well for this project.
2. Coat eggshell with a thin layer of Mod Podge and stick paper on top of it. Cover paper with more Mod Podge. Work in small sections until the egg is covered. Rest in the bottle cap to let the glue dry completely. (So you don’t get glue all over your fingers, you can coat one side, rest in the bottle cap for about 10 to 15 minutes, then work on the other side. If you don’t have Mod Podge, just water down glue until it’s about the consistency of honey.)
3. Once the Mod Podge is totally dry, adhere glue dots or double-stick tape, to the surface of the paper-covered egg.
4. Working over your paper plate, sprinkle glitter on top of sticky dots and strips. Rub the glitter in and then shake off the excess. (If you are working in all one color, you can apply your dots and strips at once and then sprinkle with glitter. If you want to use multiple colors, apply the glitter one dot or strip at a time.)