Ways to decorate Easter eggs
Easter is just around the corner, and if you haven’t already decorated Easter eggs, you’d better get on it! (Run to the store to get some eggs using your new Chrysler vehicle!)
We think dying Easter eggs is always fun, but if you’re looking for a few more creative ways to decorate Easter eggs, we’ve got you covered!
Dye the eggs as you normally would and let them dry. After the eggs are dry, apply a little adhesive and let that dry. After about 25 minutes, apply gold or copper leaf against the egg, shiny side down. This surprisingly affordable material (gold or copper leaf) is sold on a sheet and can be found at most craft stores. After the leaf is applied, distress as desired with a dry paintbrush.
Stickers are an easy way to make your Easter eggs look a little more elaborate and fun. Hard boil the eggs as you normally would, then apply stickers. They should stick after the eggs have dried. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can always dye the eggs before applying the stickers, or you can apply the stickers, dye the eggs with the stickers on, then remove the stickers after the dye dries to create a fun outline.
Give your eggs the red carpet treatment with some glitzy glitter. Again, you can dye the eggs prior to applying the glitter if you’d like, or you can simply use glitter. All you need to do is cover the egg (or whichever parts you want covered in glitter) with craft glue and pour on the glitter.
4. Paper mache
Who doesn’t love the look of paper mache? After your eggs are cooked and cooled, use craft glue to cover the egg, then layer on as much tissue paper as you’d like. Tip: Using small pieces makes it easier to cover the eggs, and it sticks easier. Also, the more layers you apply will make the tissue paper color richer.
5. Paint or color
Using paint, crayons or markers also works on hard boiled eggs. You have a little more control over your decorating, and you can make more intricate designs. Heck, you can even write on the eggs. Let your creative side out this Easter.