Bunny brunches, church services and egg hunts are all part of the Easter season and the prelude is the traditional egg decorating family fun time. There are a few exciting trends in the traditional egg decoration that may give your decorating project even more fun this years.
Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
Carton or other surface to cool and dry eggs
Bring eggs in pot of water to boil for about 10 minutes
Turn heat off while leaving eggs submerged
Take out a few at a time so they stay hot enough to melt the crayons
While egg is still hot, use a towel to dry. Take the crayons and make designs. While writing or coloring on the hot eggs the waxy crayon will melt. Make designs such as, swirls, names, stripes or whatever the egg artist can think to draw, the ideas are limitless.Once done coloring place in empty egg carton to cool.
Another new trend is making an old idea new again. I remember making a paper volcano and put baking soda with red food coloring and adding vinegar making an instant eruption.
Volcano Decorating Easter Eggs
Cooled hard boiled eggs
Assorted food color with dropper tops or use an eyedropper
Small container of water for each decorator
Cotton swabs or paintbrushes
Bowl and small plate for each decorator
Empty egg carton or other drying plate
Start with cool, dry hard-boiled eggs
Place small piles of baking soda on plate and drop food color in each baking soda pile. Take the cotton swab, or brush, dip slightly in water then in a color pile and dab on egg. Continue decorating with different colors. The egg is decorated with colored baking soda, place egg in bowl and pour vinegar over. There will be a Volcano Eruption of color! You can repeat with color and vinegar until satisfied with the effect then take an old towel or paper towels to blot the excess wet color and place in egg carton to dry.
Rubber Band Egg Decorating
Assorted widths of rubber bands
Containers with assorted egg dyes
This is the standard egg dying with a twist. Wrap the rubber bands around the eggs in various directions and place eggs in dye. Remove the Rubber bands once egg is dry and repeated the steps on the same egg by changing the placement of the rubber bands using different colors. The will leave different color lines on the egg for an intriguing effect.
Have fun decorating with these three tending decorating techniques.