Easter is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it! One of the many things I love about Easter is decorating eggs with my kids. They absolutely love it and it’s a fun activity to get the kids away from the television and into doing something creative! Here’s a round up of some unique and new ideas to decorate Easter eggs this year.
Before dyeing, place stickers such as dots, chicks, rabbits, flowers or other springtime favorites on the eggs. Once dry, remove stickers.
Dip top half of hard-cooked egg in 1 color and the bottom half in another. Or, dip each half of the egg in the color for different lengths of time, creating different shades of the same color.
Before dyeing, place rubber bands on the eggs to create the design of choice. Once dry, remove rubber bands.
Draw zig zags or pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing. Pen your guests’ initials to use as place cards for an Easter-themed brunch!
Mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil and 4 to 8 drops food color in shallow bowl. Gently roll egg in mixture until desired shade. Transfer egg to second color mixture, repeat process. Allow egg to dry then wipe away excess oil with paper towel.
Vinyl Sheets, by C-thru from Duall.com
Step 1– Use a craft punch on vinyl and the shape’s border becomes a stencil.
Step 2– Apply stencil to the egg, rubbing the inside edge for a good seal. Using a cotton swab, dab undiluted food coloring inside stencil; let dry before removing stencil.
Step 3– To create a dark egg, make red and blue dots first, and then smooth circle stickers onto the shell. After a dip in inky-black dye, the stickers are removed.
One egg dye kit
1 Dozen hard boiled eggs
Step 4- Wipe any excess oil from the eggs. Now marvel at the wonder of your skill!