SPUNNYS spun cotton eggs are made in Germany in a traditional family-owned manufacturing facility. They are offered at low wholesale level prices and available in many sizes, from tiny 12 mm tall eggs to giant 90 mm tall eggs.
Spun cotton eggs are very easy to paint and decorate. For Easter for example, painting spun cotton eggs is a great alternative to painting real eggs, plastic eggs, or polystyrene eggs.
They can also be used to make beautiful vintage style ornaments. Simply cover them with glitter, ribbons, Dresden trimmings… To apply the glitter, use a paintbrush and start by applying some liquid craft glue over the eggs. Once done, sprinkle the eggs with the glitter over a small bowl. Let dry and voila :)
All eggs have little holes on the bottom
Spun Cotton Eggs: Questions and Answers
Can the eggs be dyed like real eggs?
They should not be immersed in liquids. The eggs would turn soft and spongy and lose their nice shapes
Can they be painted?
Absolutely, they are made of paper and are ready to go. No need for primer, gesso, or anything like that.
How to paint Spun Cotton Eggs?
The easiest way to paint them is to insert a pick at the bottom and use it as a handle. All spun cotton shapes already have a little hole at the bottom .
To paint a straight line around the egg, simply spin the wooden pick while holding the brush still.
What paint is recommended?
We like acrylic paint because it dries fast and once it is dry, it creates a strong protective layer around the egg. To protect the eggs from eventually getting dirty and also to make them easy to clean, they can be finished with a clear coat. Glossy mod podge works great.
How do these eggs compare to plastic eggs?
They are much easier to paint than plastic eggs, it’s like painting on paper. Simple acrylic paint or watercolor work great on spun cotton, whereas on plastic, one would need to use a primer or a special paint.