Just as a coniferous tree is displayed in homes and shop windows during Christmas time, an egg is Easter’s decorative focal point. Hard-boiled, dunked in dye and later hidden in the hopes of being found by a giggling seeker, these eggs symbolize rebirth and new life, two of, if not the two most, significant themes of Easter. Here are a few helpful tips on how to get the most out of your Easter egg decorating this season. After all, when it comes to the hunt, who likes finding an ugly egg?
Crayon You Write on It?
Yes, you can! There is more to decorating eggs than dunking them in a single color and setting them aside to dry. Take a clean, hardboiled egg, and using a wax crayon, write messages or draw designs on the egg’s surface. When you have finished decorating the egg with the crayon, dip the egg into the dye and watch as your design magically appears, the wax resisting the dye’s coloring. Set your Easter creation aside and let it dry.
A Touch of Tissue
Play with color by using tissue paper and water to dye your eggs. Gather sheets of tissue paper in as many colors as you would prefer. Cut the tissue paper into tiny shapes a little bigger than the size of a fingernail. Make sure the egg is wet and then place the bits of tissue paper on the egg, choosing to overlap the colors if you wish. Gently spray the egg with water and put it aside to dry. Do not worry if, as your egg is drying, the tissue paper begins to peel. It is natural for your egg to shed. Eventually, when the egg is completely dry, remove the remaining pieces of tissue paper and marvel at your multicolored beauty.
Transform eggs into cute critters with the help of construction paper, craft foam, small pom poms, glue on googly eyes and pipe cleaners. To make an Easter bunny out of an Easter egg, take one hardboiled egg and dye it the color, or colors, of your choice. Set the egg aside to dry. While the egg is drying cut from the craft foam ears and a little nose. Cut the pipe cleaners down to shortened stems, which will later serve as whiskers. Grab your construction paper, cut a two-inch wide rectangular strip, and roll it to form a ring wide enough to hold your egg. Secure the ring with tape or a staple and decorate it if you wish as this will act as a stand for your bunny. Glue on the eyes, ears, nose, whiskers, and pom pom for the tail. Place the egg in the holder and adore.
Easter is a time of joy and celebration. So, when it comes to making your own Easter decorations remember to keep them bright, colorful and, at times, fluffy. Finally, be sure to always use hard-boiled eggs when decorating.