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How To Make Your Own Easter Eggs

easter eggs (284x177)Making Easter eggs can be lot of fun – especially if you get your children involved. You can create a very festive centerpiece, use them to decorate various points of your home of create small baskets your children can give away to friends and family. Here are couple more easy to make egg decorating ideas for you:

   

Drip Dot Eggs

Materials:

  • Boiled eggs
  • Acrylic non-toxic craft paint, your choice of colors
  • Paintbrush
  • Empty egg carton
  • Dish of water

Directions:

  1. Be sure that boiled eggs are cool and dry.
  2. Place a double folded kitchen towel and place it on the table underneath child’s hands so if the egg slips out it will have a soft cushion to land on.
  3. Place boiled eggs into an empty egg carton for stability.
  4. Place some paint onto a paper plate or a small dish or palette. Add several drops of water to the paint to thin it out.
  5. Using the paintbrush, place a generous dot of paint on top of your egg. If the paint is not thin enough to start dripping down the egg, add another generous dot. If it still doesn’t drip, dip your paintbrush in water and add to the dot on the egg until it begins dripping down the egg. Repeat this several times so that it drips down around the egg several times. Use two different colors to create your drips.
  6. Allow the drips to dry completely. If your eggs begin to stick to the cardboard egg carton, carefully loosen them and scrape off any cardboard from the egg with your fingernail, then move them to a different area of the carton to continue drying.
  7. When completely dry, carefully hold the egg upside down and paint the bottom half of the egg solid, this will cover up the end of the drips. Place the egg upside down to allow the solid area to dry. If needed, repeat with another coat and let dry again.
  8. When dry, use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in white paint to add polka dots to your solid color. Let dry.

Easter Egg Heads

Materials:

  • Boiled eggs
  • 3-D paint or glitter glue, in a variety of colors
  • White craft glue
  • Wiggle eyes, in any size
  • Cooling rack or film canister lids
  • Marker
  • Mini bowl (optional)
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Empty egg cartons

Directions: You will need to decorate only one side of the egg at a time. Let the eggs dry either on egg cartons turned upside down, on a cooling rack or film canister lid. Decorate other side when first side is dry.

  1. Place egg into an empty egg carton for stability.
  2. Use glitter glue or 3-D paint to “draw” on hair. This will need to dry for several hours.
  3. If you wish to add a bow, place a small construction paper or ribbon bow into the 3-D paint or glitter glue hair before it dries all the way.
  4. Decide where you want to place the wiggle eyes and glue them in place.
  5. Add a nose by gluing on a miniature pom pom
  6. Draw on a mouth with a marker.
  7. Place on a decorative plate, an Easter basket, or make an arrangement for your table.

Hope you have lots of fun creating your special Easter eggs – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated

About the author

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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