Three ways to decorate your own Easter eggs

Colour Easter your own way by decorating eggs. This is a fun and easy project that will be sure to get the kids hopping!

Bunnings magazine, April 2019

An eggs-cellent activity for the whole family

Nothing says Easter better than decorating eggs with the kids! Check out our super simple design ideas that will not only be a fun activity for the family, but will also look great as Easter decorations around the home.

Project 1: Dyed eggs

Tools and materials
- Old bowl or takeaway container
- Spoon
- Hard-boiled eggs, cooled
- Food dye
- White vinegar

Steps
1. Adding one tablespoon of food dye and one tablespoon of vinegar per cup of water, fill the bowl or container with enough liquid to cover 1-2 eggs. 

2. Use a spoon to gently drop an egg into the dyed water – the longer the egg is submerged, the darker the colour will be. Allow to dry. Repeat process with remaining eggs. 

Note: Dyed and painted eggs are for decoration only, not for consumption.

Tip: Keep the egg carton and use it to store dyed eggs as they dry.

Eggs painted green

Project 2: Painted eggs

Tools and materials
Monarch 25mm synthetic paintbrush
Scissors
- Hard-boiled eggs, cooled
- Paint sample pots
- Coloured ribbon

Steps
1. Paint each egg in a solid colour and allow to dry. Once dry, paint on patterns and allow to dry. 

2. Cut ribbon to desired lengths, and loop around eggs as shown, securing at the top and allowing enough ribbon to suspend eggs from your chosen branch. 

Tip: When painting patterns, use masking tape to keep straight lines neat. To create dots, use the very tip of the paintbrush.

Eggs painted with different patterns

Project 3: Cement eggs

Tools and materials
- Sewing needle
- Dingo grey cement 
- Water
- Spoon
- Old bucket or plastic bowl
- Old spoon or spatula
- Eggs 

Steps
1. Using the needle, prick a hole in the side of an egg, keeping the opening as small as possible – ours were around 3cm in diameter. Drain out the eggs. 

2. Mix cement in an old bucket or plastic bowl, adding small amounts of water for a thick but wet consistency. Drip cement into empty eggshell using a spoon and leave to set overnight. Once dry and hard to the touch, gently peel away the eggshell.

Cement effect painted egg

Hop to it

Head into your local Bunnings to pick up materials needed to make this Easter one to remember. 

Photo credit: Cath Muscat.

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