The Easter weekend is a highly significant religious event among the Christian and Catholic communities. Even if you don’t observe the dates, the period marks a time of celebration, bonding, feasting and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Typically, get-togethers are complemented with joyous decorations such as Easter eggs, toy bunnies, floral baskets, candy and more, and communal activities include Easter egg hunts, egg painting and egg and spoon races.
If you’re hoping to host an Easter gathering (bearing in mind social-distancing guidelines), why not impress your guests by making your own adorable decorations? Better yet, make it more meaningful by roping in your family members for a fun crafting project that everyone can do together.
Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Creative Circle Club shares their favourite craft for this occasion – the Easter glass beaded egg.
Chief Stewardess (CSS) Zuliana Abdul Wahid says the design for the glass beaded egg is inspired by Russian Fabergé Eggs – known for their ornate, jewelled designs – and the Turkish Lamp. For a more personal touch, the club incorporates the new SIA batik design elements, featuring flowers unique to Singapore (see video for more). “The symphony of batik colours brings calmness, tranquility and hope during these difficult times,” she shares. “As the eggs illuminates, it signifies: ‘May the light shine a brighter path ahead for us all’,” she adds.
Watch to see how you can make your own Easter beaded egg
CSS Zuliana says while the project isn’t exactly easy, the outcome will be worth the effort. “The process of creating the Easter beaded egg is very intricate, as it takes a lot of patience and time to glue each bead onto a rounded glass surface as opposed to other traditional methods such as using a blast furnace that delivers almost a similar outcome. For the glitter eggs, it also takes layers of Mod Podge [glue] and coloured glitters to create one,” she explains.
If you’re looking for a good bonding activity to do with family and friends and are up for the crafty challenge, you can find the necessary materials at art supplies stores such as Art Friend in Bras Basah Complex, Clementi and Plaza Singapura; Sagacity Art & Crafts at Sims Drive; and Beads & Crafts in People’s Park Centre.
Apart from the glass beaded egg, the club also created other Easter decorations:
“We hope to inspire others with creative and decorative ideas for the season,” CSS Zuliana adds. “Creativity can start anywhere and anytime. We hope people can rediscover themselves and unlock their creative hidden talents. More importantly, we want them to enjoy the process of making and exploring art. Practice makes perfect!”