Easter is here!
April 04, 2012
I’ve got a fun one for you today!
Lots of people celebrate Easter in different ways, but one of the things almost everyone knows about is coloring Easter eggs. Here is a beautiful Easter craft that you can use to create family keepsakes for years to come. Just make sure you have an adult around to help out, since eating raw eggs can make you sick.
How to make blown out eggs to decorate:
1. Using a thumbtack, poke a hole in both ends of a raw egg. You’ll be blowing the contents through one of the ends of the egg, so make sure the hole is at least a few millimeters in diameter so that everything can fit through when you’re blowing.
2. Over the sink, gently hold the egg and blow through one of the ends of the egg. It will take some serious lung-power! Just be sure to keep gently holding the egg so that it doesn’t break, because if it does then you’ll have to start all over.
3. Once the insides are out, rinse the inside of the hollow shell with water from the faucet and blow out all remaining water. You may have to put water in, shake it and repeat a couple of times to make sure it's good and clean.
4. To dry the hollow eggs, just keep them in a safe spot on a paper towel for about a day. Once the insides have dried you can decorate the hollow eggs in tons of cool ways. Here are some ideas: Paint them with acrylic paint, apply pieces of tissue paper and decoupage them onto the outside of the egg, use puff-paint to make cool eggs with texture, cut out flowery designs from magazines and make a flower theme with decoupage, add some glitter glue to create bling, etc.
5. To display them, get little cupcake liners and glue them together. Then place the decorated eggs into the cupcake liner. They make the perfect little holders for such a delicate craft!
Another great tip is to keep your empty egg cartons to store the eggs in after Easter. This will help make sure everyone in your family knows that they are very fragile!
Have a Happy Easter everyone!