These pseudo transparent parchment bundles are just what I would have loved as a kid. I absolutely adore that you can see the candy through the parchment paper and you know what you're about to devour. Plus, they were such a cinch to make.
First-- download, print, and cut the Easter egg template. (see link to download below). Another fun thing about parchment paper-- you could cut it to printer paper size and print the actual template onto it if you like, but then you won't be able to see through the paper. That would still be super cute, though! I also thought about letting the kidlets color the cut out parchment paper eggs before sewing with crayons or markers, but then I realized it was bedtime and I was out of mommy/kid crafting time.
Next, trace the egg template onto the parchment paper and cut the stencils out, making sure to cut out two eggs per candy bundle.
Now, pin the parchment eggs together and sew around the edges, leaving a spot in the top to insert the candy.
Drop the candy in and sew the egg up. I tried a few different eggs and while the one compartment egg was certainly the easiest I really like the look of separating the candies by sewing in between each layer.
Tip-- don't overfill the eggs with candy. Leave a bit of room for the sewing machine foot. If the candy is butted right up to the edge the sewing machine foot ripped my paper because it was too tight of a fit. OR lift your sewing machine foot altogether and eliminate it from even touching the parchment paper.
Now, all that is needed is to hide these fun candy bundles on Easter morning and watch the kids tear into them with wide eyes to see their yummy surprises.
If you want to use the Easter Egg template click the button below to download.