This is a step by step tutorial for a very traditional craft.....This is very simple to do but if you have never done this then below are the basic steps to follow.
There are different methods as some people like the hard-boiled egg method but I prefer to have an empty shell since we intend to hang these for Easter. Wax crayons are an easy way of creating your design and then you can simply dip your egg in food colouring. We have a combination here of various examples, wax crayon, oil pastels and acrylic paints.
|Be sure to pierce the lining of the egg|
|You can also hard-boil the eggs. They are easier for younger children to handle.|
|Rinsing ensures that your egg is nice and clean. Blow through the hole to remove the excess water.|
|Mix food colouring with vinegar and water. 1/2 tbsp of vinegar to 1/2 cup of water and food colouring according to the intensity of colour that you desire. (15-20 drops?)|
|Get creative with your designs....|
|All of the above were created by my daughter using oil pastels. The eggs below were painted with acrylic paints and then once dried dipped in food colouring mixture. I used a hair blower to speed up the drying process.|
|Not perfect but a lot of fun was had in the attempt at different patterns.|
Once dried you are ready to thread string through the two holes and hang them from branches if you like to create an Easter Egg Tree.
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