It’s that time of year! Have you decorated your Easter eggs yet?
Prepare Easter egg dye. You can buy Easter egg dye at grocery and craft stores or make your own. Here’s how:
Mix 1 teaspoon vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of food colouring. Pour the dye into 3/4 of a cup of water. Use a different cup for each dye, and be sure there is enough water in the cup to cover an entire egg.
Wash eggs and hollow eggs or hard boil them!
Use tongs, a spoon, or your hands to gently place the eggs in the dye. Remember, the longer you leave an egg in the dye, the deeper the colour will get. Allow eggs to dry completely. You can also thread a wire in the hole of a hollowed egg to lower it into the dye and to help keep it submerged.
After the eggs have dried, repeat the same process with another colour, if desired. Again, allow eggs to dry completely.
The eggs are now dyed, but you can continue to decorate them.
Easter eggs can be customized in many different ways. You can use markers, glitter, googly eyes, crayons, pipe cleaners and acrylic paint.
Sprinkle sparkles over a freshly-dyed egg for a glittery finish.
Before putting the egg in the dye, draw a pattern on the shell with a crayon. The wax in the crayon will prevent the dye from sticking to the egg, leaving a pattern.
Mix 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the dye to create a marble effect on your Easter eggs.
Once dry, paint the egg using acrylic paints and small makeup or craft sponges. You can also sponge paint small designs on the eggs using a stencil.
Glue small beads, embroidery thread or lace onto the Easter egg for added effects. Apply googly eyes and other accessories to Easter eggs to create cute animals or faces.
Apply acrylic paint to a small piece of bubble wrap; wrap around the outside of the egg, leaving a pattern of perfect circles.
Rub Easter eggs with a little vegetable oil for extra sheen.
Brush one side of the egg with matte adhesive. Then sprinkle on a mix of black, gray, and one bright color craft flakes, rubbing the pieces in between your fingers to make smaller bits. Let dry, then do the other side. Everyone who spots the results will be floored.
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