Friday, April 10, 2009

Eggsellent Decorating Ideas

Note:    Our kids will be out of school today so we will be getting together to decorate our eggs for Easter.    There are many ways to creatively decorate eggs.    Before you decorate, make sure your eggs are hard-boiled!

Eggsellent Decorating Ideas

Food Coloring

For each color measure 1/4 tsp. food coloring in small bowl.  Add 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tbsp. white vinegar to each color.  Add eggs and allow to sit until they are the desired color.  Remove with slotted spoon.
Polish dry eggs with small amount of cooking oil and soft cloth. 

Crepe Paper
Soak crepe paper (color of your choice) in hot water in individual bowls or cups for each color. Add eggs and allow egg to sit in water until he desired color is achieved. Remove with slotted spoon and allow egg to dry.

Masking Tape
Stick a pattern of masking tap on plain hard-boiled egg. Dip egg in egg dye and leave until desired color is reached. Remove with slotted spoon and air dry. Remove masking ape when dry. Leave masked areas white or dip again in another lighter dye.

Pour some paint onto a disposable plate. Dip just the end of the toothbrush bristles into the paint and dot the egg with the paint. Let one side dry, and then do the other side.

Paint flowers on your eggs! Choose two colors of paint to decorate your egg and pour those paints on the disposable plate. To make the petals of the flower, dip about 1/4 inch of the toothpick into the paint, then lay the toothpick down onto the egg, making a petal. Repeat making petals, leaving a space in the middle for the flower center. Using a new toothpick and another color of paint, dip just the tip of the toothpick in the paint and dot the center two or three times. Let the egg dry.

Cotton Swab
Pour some paint onto a disposable plate. Dip just the end of thecotton swab into the paint and dot the egg, paint creative designs, or write message. Use a different end of the cotton swab for each color or mix them together to create a new color. Be creative!

There are two options with eggs:
1.   Put pretty stickers on your eggs after you die your eggs.   (or)
2.   Put stickers on your eggs, die them and after they dry, peel them off to reveal the pattern.


shopannies said...

great ideas we will be coloring eggs tommorow and may follow some of these great ideas

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