German Paper Mache Easter Eggs -History & Where to buy New & Vintage Eggs
The Easter Bunny (Oster Hase) in Germany doesn’t hide treats in pastel colored plastic eggs… instead; he uses these traditional German Paper Mache Easter Eggs. These beautifully decorated with motifs of Bunnies, flowers and springtime, they are big enough to hold all your favorite Easter Chocolates. The gift box eggs are a lovely addition to your Easter Celebrations, and are one of my favorite German Easter Traditions.
My mom would often place one for each of us on the Easter Breakfast Table filled with German chocolates and candies. Breakfast is extra special when chocolate is involved! And they make a sweet centerpiece, nestled in a basket of Easter Grass. It’s also a nice way to present a small gift at Easter.
Luckily, you can still find German Paper Mache Easter Eggs for your Treats! New and Vintage… and in loads of different sizes.
German Paper Mache Easter Eggs
Modern and Old Paper Mache Eggs…
Paper Mache Easter eggs have been used in Germany to give treats since the late 19th century. Like the wood carved figures, these eggs originated in the Erzgebirge. The very fancy ones even had real lace around the edges. Naturally, being made from paper, they are quite fragile, and since they were given to children…. Well… you can imagine there aren’t many old ones left.
Antique Eggs have become very collectible, and some are quite valuable! If you happen to have an old Paper Mache Egg, look inside to get an idea of the date.
How to Date Vintage German Paper Mache Eggs
Eggs stamped German were generally produced before 1918.v
Eggs stamped German Republic can be dated between 1918 and 1933.
Eggs that are marked East Germany, German Democratic Republic, West Germany and Federal Republic of Germany all date after World War II.
In Germany, it is still custom to give an Easter Egg as a gift to friends and family. You can still get these wonderful eggs, in many sizes… perfect to fill up with treats for your favorite kids (big and small).
Vintage Easter Paper Mache Eggs
Are you searching for Vintage German Paper Mache Eggs? These collectible eggs will remind you of childhood… and can be used for years.
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Decorate Your OWN Paper Mache Eggs!
These blank eggs can be painted or decorated with pictures… like the cut-out collectible pictures. Find Glanzbilder.
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Another option… Metal Easter Eggs for Filing!