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Day 1 of Creative Easter Eggs

March 9, 2020 By Taina Laraba

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Thank you my friends for being here today with me. I'm sure you we're a little taken back when you read "Creative Easter Eggs".

OK...let's take a deep breath thinking of Easter already.

It's Day 1 of Creative Easter Eggs because I have two other days I'd like to share these.

Rather than overwhelming you with ideas and inspiration, I thought I'd break these into different day.

I'm sharing Easter Egg ideas for all levels of creativity.

Today I want to share different ways of coloring Easter Eggs.

  • Eggs (with insides blown out)
  • Acrylic Paint
    • Celery
    • White Opal
    • Sky Blue
    • Lemon Curd
    • Ballet Slipper
  • Brushes (You need several detail brushes and a few round and flat brushes.)
STEP 1: USE A FLAT ACRYLIC PAINT BRUSH TO PAINT THE ENTIRE SURFACE OF THE EGG. 

You can try thinning your paint with water a bit to create varying shades of the same color.

STEP 2: CREATE DESIGNS ON YOUR EGGS.

To create a simple flower design on your egg, use a small, round paintbrush and make five touching dots. This will create the flower’s petals. Once dry, touch the tip of your round paintbrush in the Lemon Curd and make five small tiny dots in the center of the flower. Lastly, use your paintbrush in the Celery to create vines and leaves.

Use the same dot technique to create polka dotted eggs. To create striped eggs, use a very small flat brush and just circle around the egg.

Start by roughly chopping a head of red cabbage. Put the cabbage in a large pot with 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30-45 minutes. Allow the cabbage to cool completely before straining the cabbage out of cabbage dye. Stir in 4 tbs of white vinegar.

Start by roughly chopping a head of red cabbage. Put the cabbage in a large pot with 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30-45 minutes. Allow the cabbage to cool completely before straining the cabbage out of cabbage dye. Stir in 4 tbs of white vinegar.

For a lighter robins egg blue, you only need to leave the eggs in the dye for about 1-2 hours. Because the bottom of the eggs make contact with the baking dish, you’ll want to rotate the eggs every half hour or so. When you pull an egg out of the dye, after 1-2 hours, you’ll notice the color will look super faint. It’s okay. The color will darken and develop a richer, greenish hue as it dries. I know, magic.

Once the eggs have dried completely, you can leave them as they are or spray them with edible gold paint for a pretty speckled effect. Lay the eggs on a few sheets of paper towels. Dip a dry bristle brush or old toothbrush into the paint and run your index finger along the bristles above the eggs. Let the paint dry before splattering the opposite side.

1) Eggs. Blow out the insides of the eggs.

2) Fill several mugs with boiling water and add 1-2 tsp. vinegar.

3) Place a few drops of blue and red food coloring in a mug.

4) Place eggs in mug for several minutes until eggs reach desired shades.

5) Remove with a spoon. Place on paper towel to dry.

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