DIY Decorative Easter Eggs

By on March 10, 2016

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Easter is just around the corner and we are getting in the spirit by creating DIY decorative Easter eggs, great for gifts or as a fun activity to do with the whole family.

Ready to get started? Read our top tips below!

How To Make DIY Decorative Easter Eggs:

Blow out the eggs:

To get started making decorative Easter eggs, you first need to blow out the yoke.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • 1 hammer
  • An extra thin sewing needle
  • An empty bowl

Directions:

  • Place your egg on a paper towel and line the needle up onto the smallest end of the egg.
  • Take your hammer and lightly tap the needle creating a small hole. Then, carefully twist the needle so the hole gets bigger, making sure you go all the way through the top shell with the needle. Warning, you may crack a few eggs during your first few tries!
  • Switch the egg around and repeat the method this time creating a slightly bigger hole by continuing to twist the needle. The bigger side will be where the yoke comes out.
  • Now that you have a hole on either end, put your mouth onto the smallest hole and blow. The yoke will come out of the biggest end.
  • It’s time to decorate!

Easter Eggs in Wired Basket

Decorate:

Once you’ve successfully blown the yoke out of a few eggs, it’s time to get creative and decorate the eggs any way you would like. A few of our favourite ideas are:

Colouring the eggs:

  • Start by lying paper towel or newspaper down onto the table to protect it from the dye and put on gloves.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar and approximately 20 drops of food colouring in 1 cup of hot water and pour into a heatproof jar or container that is big enough to let you submerge the egg completely.
  • Use tongs and place your eggs into the jar or container to dye them.
  • Once your eggs are dyed, place them on the paper towel or newspaper to dry.
  • Once dried, it’s time to decorate! Have some fun by drawing on them with metallic pens, add glitter, or dip the back of a pencil eraser into contrast coloured paint to add coloured dots. The options are endless!

Other ideas:

  • Tissue paper shapes: Why not cut out a few shapes from tissue paper and glue them onto your eggs? We love cutting small dots out and gluing them onto dyed eggs for a speckled look.
  • Painted eggs: Experiment by painting a few different shapes and styles onto your eggs. Ideas could be anything from love hearts, to flowers, dots, stripes or even a smiley face!

Have you got some great decorating ideas we can try? Comment them below.

Easter eggs on wooden background with space

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