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How to Paint Easter Eggs

Apr 11, 2014

Easter is coming, which means lots of chocolate, crafting and Easter activities - like decorating your very own Easter eggs! Painting Easter eggs is a great way to celebrate the spring season, whether you do it with your whole class or at home with friends and family. Find out how to paint easter eggs!

Eggs-ellent Art!

Painting Easter eggs is fun and easy to do, lots of people buy egg decorating kits, but what most people don't know is that you can make beautiful easter eggs with supplies out of your own cupboard. Take a look!

What You'll Need:

  • eggs
  • saucepan
  • food Coloring
  • vinegar
  • tape or rubber bands
  • tongs or a slotted spoon
  • empty egg carton
  • old clothes or an apron
  • newspapers

How to Paint Easter EggsTurn your usual breakfast food into a beautiful work of Easter art!
 

Optional:

  • white wax crayon
  • stickers

Get Cracking

Once you've gathered your supplies, it's time to get cracking making your own beautifully designed Easter eggs. But before you can start dipping, you'll need to start by prepping:

Step 1: Fill saucepan with water, place on the stove and add your eggs. Bring water to a boil and then reduce the heat and let the eggs simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add cold water to stop the eggs from cooking - you may need to ask your parents or teacher to help with this part.

Step 2: Make sure you're wearing an apron or old clothes, because this is one Easter activity that can get messy. Also place old newspapers over the area you'll painting on.

How to Paint Easter EggsThere are lots of different ways to make designs on your eggs
 

Step 3: Fill cups halfway with hot water, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of food coloring, one for each color you want to use. 

Design and Dip

Here comes the fun part! Once your eggs and dye are ready, you can simply place the egg in the color you want, leave it for 5 minutes and when you lift it out with your tongs you will have a perfectly dyed egg! But that's not all, before you start dipping, there are lots of different ways to create different patterns with your eggs, here are just a few ideas that you can mix and match!

How to Paint Easter EggsEaster Egg kits come with dye tablets, but you can use plain old food coloring
 
  • Using a white crayon, write a message or draw a design on the egg before you dip it - when it comes out of the dye the wax will remain white, highlighting the design  against the colored background.
  • You can create stripey designs on your egg by placing rubber bands or tape around your egg before dipping, when you raise it from the dye and remove the bands your egg will have stripes where the bands were!
  • If you place a sticker on the egg before dipping and remove it once it comes out, the shape of the sticker will stand out against the background, try using a star, a fruit or heart if you have it.
  • Once you've lifted your eggs from the dye, place them gently in the empty egg carton to dry. Once they're dry you can hide them for a hunt, place them in a decoartive basket, or if you'r really hungry, eat them!

Have Your Say

Will you be painting Easter eggs this year? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Coco45

Coco45 wrote:

LOL I did all this , this weekend
commented: Mon Apr 21, 2014

Kucko

Kucko wrote:

This is dum who doesnt know how to make eggs :asleep
commented: Sun Apr 20, 2014

miz-wolf1

miz-wolf1 wrote:

these instructions look easier than how i usually do them
commented: Sat Apr 19, 2014

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