Easter egg decorating project

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Painting easter eggsDyeing and decorating hard-boiled eggs is a popular event for Easter celebrations. Hang your creations on a special Easter ‘tree’ or use them in an egg hunt.

If you wish to save your decorated eggs for next year, poke a hole in each end of the egg shell with a pin and blow them out, instead of hard-boiling them, before you dye them. You need to pierce the egg yolk and wiggle it a bit before blowing.

You need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs, white ones if you can get them
  • Food colouring
  • Vinegar
  • Several containers, large enough for egg to be fully submerged
  • Slotted spoon
  • Non-toxic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Egg carton or wire rack for drying eggs on
  • Paper towels or newspaper

To make:

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1. Pour hot water into each container, add a teaspoon of vinegar and a few drops of food colouring. Leave enough room in the container so that when you lower the egg the water won’t spill over.

2. Gently lower the egg into the coloured water using a slotted spoon. Leave for approximately 3 minutes – the longer you keep the egg in the food colouring the more intense the colour will become. Remove with slotted spoon and place eggs on either a wire rack (place paper towels or newspaper beneath rack) or in an egg carton to dry.

3. When completely dry you can add more details with paint, glitter dots or stickers. Or wrap ribbon around each egg and hang from a tree.


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