Maybe you remember that last year we had a blog on how good eggs are for you. Well… now we are going to have fun playing with the egg shells.
Easter is just a few days away and whilst chocolate eggs are seriously delicious, you can easily make your own Easter eggs for decorations.
For the basics you will need: eggs, paints and a sosatie stick.
Instead of cracking your breakfast egg – carefully make a little hole (using a nail or something sharp) at the top and the bottom of the egg. You might need three hands to do it without breaking the egg shell – so get somebody to help you.
Hold the egg over a bowl and blow through the hole at the top. The egg should slowly slide out the bottom hole. If it’s really hard – you may need to carefully make the hole a bit bigger at the bottom.
One you’ve blown all the egg out into the bowl, give the egg a wash and let it dry. (If you are in a hurry to get started – use a hairdryer to dry it out.)
Now the fun starts.
Carefully slide your hollow egg onto the sosatie stick (if you don’t have one of these any thin stick will do). Paint your egg with a base coat colour – something not too dark like yellow or light blue or even white.
Stick it in a pot plant to dry. Once it’s dry you can start decorating it some more. You can make stripes, zig-zags and spots. You can even use some glue and stick beads or glitter onto it.
If you want to be really fancy you can cut little strips of fabric or lace and glue those on too.
Your imagination is the limit. You can make your egg as simple or as fancy as you please.
When the egg is dry you could give it a spray with some clear varnish – if you want to. This will make the egg last longer if you plan on keeping it for some time.
A bowl of these decorated eggs looks really pretty on the table. Or you can leave them on their sticks and put them into pot plants. You can also hang them up or make a mobile.
You could even give one to your parental agent as a special Easter present.
Again – use your imagination!
Best of all – have lots of fun making them.
Have a Happy Easter.