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A Dozen Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Want to eliminate your egg rolling around the table while you’re trying to decorate it? Cut the tube from the inside of a roll of toilet tissue or paper towel into short pieces. Tape the piece to the table to make a stand. Set the egg on the tube while decorating. When it dries, turn the egg over and color the base. You can also set the egg back in the carton while it dries.

Easter Crafts for Kids and Adults

Color eggs a solid color. Pour acrylic paint onto a disposable plate. Dip the end of a pencil eraser into the paint and dot the egg. Start using the lightest color desired, and then wipe off the paint to change to darker colors.

Apply small adhesive bandages to an egg. Overlap if desired. Paint or dye the entire egg. When the color dries, peel off the bandages.

Dye an egg. When dry. Pour acrylic paint onto a disposable plate. Dip the tips of an old toothbrush’s bristles into the paint and then tap over the surface of the egg.

Dye the egg. Dip a toothpick into acrylic paint or glitter glue and draw delicate patterns with the tip of the toothpick.

Glitter Easter Eggs

Cut strips of 1/8”- wide double-sided tape and wrap around the egg. Pour fine glitter into a bowl and, after removing the protective backing, roll the egg in the glitter. Brush off excess glitter with a clean, dry paintbrush. If desired, add another strip of tape to roll the egg in another color glitter.

Use a craft punch to cut shapes from a double-sided adhesive sheet. Remove one side of the backing and attach to the egg. When you finish your design, remove the other side of the backing and then roll the egg in glitter.

With a damp sponge, dab white glue over the egg. Roll the egg in glitter.

Tape and More to Decorate Easter Eggs

Use a craft punch to cut shapes from mailing labels. Attach to the egg. Dip in a light-color dye. Leave the stickers in place. When the dye dries, add new stickers and dip in a different color dye. Allow the egg to dry completely and then remove all of the stickers.

Make stripes with Japanese washi tape over the egg.

Cut ¼” pieces of Japanese washi tape in different patterns that share the same color family. Set over the egg, overlapping for a collaged effect.

Coloring Easter Eggs

Dye egg a solid color and allow it to dry. Use small plastic stencils that can bend around the curve of the egg. With a sponge brush, dab dye through the stencil opening. Use a fine-tipped marker to add any details.

For coloring Easter eggs several colors, cut strips or shapes from electrical tape. Apply to the egg and dip in dye. When the dye dries add more strips or shapes and dip in another, darker, color. Repeat a third time, if desired. When the dye is dry, carefully remove all the tape.

Remember, if you use acrylic paint or anything other art material not labeled as edible, avoid serving those eggs. You can also decorate wood eggs to Create an Easter Keepsake and preserve your artwork.

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