Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs

How to make hard boiled eggs:

Place the eggs in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to come 1 inch above the eggs. Bring to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat so water is just below simmering. Cover and cook for 15 minutes; drain. Run cold water over the eggs or place them in ice water until cool enough to handle; drain. The eggs must be completely cool and dry, to decorate successfully.

Crayon resist eggs-

Color a design on your white hard boiled egg and then dip it in the colored dye. The wax will resist the dye and your design will show through.

Painted eggs-
Use undiluted food coloring and a cotton swab or small paint brush to paint on hard boiled eggs. Let the eggs sit in egg cups until dry.

Rubber band design eggs-
Wrap rubber bands around hard boiled eggs, then drop them in the colored dye. Remove eggs, pat dry with paper towel and remove rubber bands. The parts of the egg covered with rubber bands will not be colored. Once the rubber bands are removed, you can drop the egg into a different color dye if you want to.

Sponge painted eggs-
Cut a sponge into small pieces Pour some acrylic paint onto wax paper. Clip the sponge pieces onto clothes pins, one for each color of paint. Dip the sponge into the paint and dab the egg with it. Put the egg in an egg cup to dry. You should not eat eggs that have been painted. You could save the painted eggs for egg rolling.

Sticker stencil eggs-
Place a sticker on the hard boiled egg, then place the egg in the colored dye. Remove the egg from the dye and let it dry before removing the sticker.

Glitter glue eggs-
Use glitter glue to decorate your hard boiled eggs. Let eggs sit in egg cups until the glue dries. You could also use white or craft glue and sprinkle glitter on the eggs.

Egg Heads-

Use markers, googly eyes, yarn, and small pom poms to create egg heads.

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Please leave a comment if you have any other ideas!


Kara said...

Great ideas! We've done the crayon resist and the rubber bands with great results. I want to try the stickers-- that monogram egg looks so classy!

Cher said...

I've definately got to dye eggs this year....I've missed out the past few years! Thanks for the ideas!

Allison said...

You must have the same thing on your mind as I do. I just posted some ideas today. I am going to have to try these out on my kids this year. Thanks for the link to the cute candy wrapper bunny template too. I was thinking that could be a cute teacher gift saying "Hoppy Easter" or something cheesy like that! :)

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