Activity 5: Egg     Decoration

To continue with our easter theme, Vanessa has experimented with three ways of decorating eggs. These look amazing when done and can be used to create a lovely easter display. Why not try all three options to see what you can make?

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Eggs (Preferably white, but any will work)

  • Glitter

  • Glue

  • White Crayon

  • Food Colouring 

I have tried 3 different ways of decorating easter eggs - one worked out, and the other two were flops however with the right materials they would have turned out well. 

Have all your materials ready before hand for all 3 options. 

Step 1.

Boil your eggs. Ideally they are white as the colours show up nicely, but if like me you don't have any white eggs you can do the first boiled egg option. 

Option 1: Colour Dye Egg

Step 2:

You cool your egg off and start creating cracks in it- all they way round. Don't do it too hard as bits of shell will fall off. 

Step 3:

Add the food colouring in an old glass or bowl. Get an old spoon and drop the egg into the glass, make sure it is immersed. Now take it out, dry it off on a paper cloth and start picking off the shell. You will be left with a really cool coloured crackled effect on your egg- and best of all it is edible!

Option 2: Glitter    Egg

Step 2:

Let it cool start to put glue all over it. Immediately start sprinkling the glitter over it. I used a glue stick as this is what I have but ideally you use glue spray to create an even coat. 

Step 3:

Try to fill all the gaps by adding more glue and glitter. In hindsight paint might have worked better as a glue than the glue stick I used. Any other ideas?

Option 3: Colourful    Egg

Step 2:

Draw on the egg with a white crayon.

Step 3:

Dip the egg into a glass with food colouring and when you take it out, pat it dry and you will see the crayoned drawing will have been left blank! A bit of magic brings joy!

The Pinterest Page has lots of ideas on how to dye your eggs with food leftovers. I will be trying them out, hopefully on white eggs and will show you all the results! Maybe you could do the same? 

If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!

Colorful Pattern

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