Creative and Crafty Eggs for Easter

Easter time is here and as usual that means chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. This year I thought I would skip the choccie and have a go at decorating some good old fashioned chicken eggs.

I tried three decorating techniques that you can easily replicate at home. This is a wonderful activity to do with kids on Easter Sunday or if you simply want a creative centerpiece for your Easter table, take a look.

Preparing the eggs

This is up to you. You can either hard boil the eggs or you can extract the egg without breaking the shell.

Hard Boiled

I’m sure you all know how to boil an egg already, but just in case you don’t here’s how to boil an egg perfectly.

  1. Place eggs in a pot and make sure that there is enough water to cover the egg.
  2. Bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat.
  3. Let eggs sit in water for 12 minutes.
  4. Drain the eggs and run them under cool running water to stop the cooking.

For decorating your craft Easter eggs you will want to make sure they are completely cool before you start working with them.

Extracting Egg

For this method I recommend that you decorate the egg first and leave a tiny available piece of shell at the top and bottom of your egg, so that you can extract the egg afterwards. This will make it much easier to work with the egg.

  1. You will need a straight pin, a paper clip, a straightened straw and a bowl.
  2. Using a straight pin, carefully pierce the small end of an egg. If you struggle to pierce the shell, you can use sandpaper to thin it down.
  3. Wiggle the pin in a circular motion to widen the hole. Repeat this process for the large end of egg.
  4. Insert the paper clip into the second hole, and move around to break the yolk.
  5. Hold egg over a bowl. Over hole in small end, use a straw to blow out contents. Repeat process until egg is empty.

The nice thing about working with regular eggs is that you can use them for a yummy dish afterwards. You can use the egg to make an omelette, souffle or to bake a quiche.  I decided to make three different kinds of Easter eggs. I chose to make a striped threaded egg, a botanical print egg and a pressed flower decoupage egg. Here’s how you do it.

Striped Threaded Egg

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You will need:

  • Embroidery cotton in as many colours as you like
  • Craft glue
  • A paintbrush
  • An egg
  1. Stand your egg in an egg cup
  2. Use some craft glue and cover the top section of the egg with the glue.
  3. Spread the glue around with a paint brush so that it’s not too thick.
  4. Cut a length of embroidery cotton
  5. Firmly hold one end down to the top point of the egg
  6. Carefully wind the cotton around the egg so that it sticks to the glue.
  7. Let the glue dry a bit to secure the cotton before you start your next stripe.
  8. Repeat until your egg is covered.
  9. Voila! A stripey threaded egg.

Botanical Print Egg

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You will need:

  • A basic acrylic paint, whatever colour you like best
  • A leaf or flower
  • An egg
  1. Stand your egg in an egg cup
  2. Prepare you paint in a flat vessel. I just used the lid from my paint.
  3. Mix a tiny amount of water into the paint so that it is easy to apply to your leaf/flower
  4. Gently press the inside of your leaf or flower into the paint so that it covers it completely.
  5. Gently but firmly hold the egg and press the paint side of the leaf/flower onto the shell of the egg.
  6. To remove the leaf lift it directly upwards to avoid sliding and messing up the print.
  7. Stand the egg in an egg cup to dry.
  8. There you have it. A beautiful botanical print egg ready for Easter.

Pressed Flower Decoupage Egg

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You will need:

  • Some smaller egg sized leaves or flowers.
  • Some newspaper
  • A heavy book
  • Clear nail polish
  • An egg
  1. First you will need to press your flowers. Take the flowers you have chosen and place them in between two sheets of newspaper.
  2. Place a heavy book on top of the newspaper and leave overnight.
  3. Take your pressed flowers and nail polish and lightly brush some nail polish on the side of the flowers that you want to stick to the egg.
  4. Hold your egg and gently but firmly place and press the flowers onto the shell of the egg.
  5. When they are securely stuck to the shell take a generous amount of nail polish and paint over the flowers.
  6. Stand in an egg cup to dry.
  7. Now you have a pretty pressed flower decoupage egg.

So there you are. Some creative, crafty ideas to try over the Easter weekend. Give theses craft Easter eggs a try and I would love to see your own creations in the comments. Happy holidays.

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