Easy Easter Egg Decorating
Easy Easter Egg Decorating: A step by step guide to creating great looking decorative Easter eggs!
You will need..
Eggs (either hard boiled or blown)
Scotch Magic Tape
How to blow an egg...
Starting at the narrow end of the egg, gently pierce a hole through the shell and membrane with a straight pin
Turn the egg over and pierce a hole through the wider end of the egg. Move the pin around to be sure you break the membrane
Pressing your lips to the top of the egg, blow the insides of the raw egg out of the bottom/ wider end of the egg into a bowl.
- Take your blown or hard boiled eggs. (Tip: if you are working with young children hard boiled eggs are safer to work on, but do not last as long. See how to blow an egg below.) Cut pieces of Scotch Magic Tape into different shaped triangles and place them securely on the egg. (Tip: try to eliminate all air bubbles under the tape to ensure the dye does not leak through and spoil your design)
- Mix half a cup of water with two tablespoons of vinegar. The vinegar will ensure the dye successfully stains the eggshell
- Add your chosen shade of dye until the water is a strong colour
- Place the egg in the coloured water. If the egg is blown it may float; place a spoon on top to prevent this. Leave the egg to dye for one hour. The longer the eggs are left in the solution, the darker the pattern will appear
- Remove the egg with a spoon
- Gently pat the egg dry with kitchen paper and remove any excess dye to create a speckled effect
- Peel off the Scotch Magic Tape to reveal the undyed egg
- There you have your decorated egg, ready to display in an egg cup!
Watch the video tutorial with Maggy Woodley
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