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Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

 Originally Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:35 PM
Easter Egg Decorating Ideas 
(From http://familyfun.go.com/easter/easter-crafts/easter-egg-decorating/)
A collection of Easter egg decorating ideas that kids will love.  Here are two just to get you started!
A Herd of Eggimals Ed Judice

After they've given up all their Easter candy, give your plastic eggs an adorable second life as an owl, skunk, dog, cat, pig, or mouse.
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Tiny pom-poms
  • Felt
  • Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue or hot glue
  • Black permanent marker
1.       To make the felt features for your critters, you can download our template.  We used Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue (hot glue also works well) to attach the pieces to the eggs and a black permanent marker to draw the face details.
2.      Pig: Curl a 4-inch piece of pipe cleaner around a pen to make the tail, then glue it in place.
3.      Mouse: For its tail, glue on a 3-inch length of yarn, knotted at the end. 
4.      Skunk: First glue the rear half of the stripe to the tail, then glue the tail and front of the stripe to the body.

Cool Crayon Colors  Ed Judice

Go ahead and break the mold when decorating your eggs this year -- and have an eggs-traordinary time in the process. We've substituted crayons for conventional egg dye, coloring right on still-warm hard-boiled eggs. The heat melts the wax, creating smooth swaths of color.
  • Eggs
  • White vinegar
  • Paper towels
  • Crayons

  1. Boil the eggs in a mixture of water and vinegar (about 1 1/2 tablespoons of vinegar for every cup of water) for 10 minutes, then turn off the heat.
  2. Carefully remove a hot egg (parents only) and let it cool for about 10 minutes. (Leave the others in the water until you're almost ready to decorate them, so they stay warm.)
  3. Holding the egg on a paper towel, draw on the shell with the crayons. To avoid smudging your design when turning the egg, carefully lift it from the paper towel, turn it, then set it back down. Let the design set for about 30 minutes.
 For more great Egg Decorating Ideas -- check this link out:


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