As Easter approaches each Spring, I often do some sort of craft with my children. This year mommy got to try a few crafts for myself.
Being part of a fabulous group of bloggers here on the East Coast, I was able to join in on a Blog Hop for this project. Be sure to check out the creative collection of ideas for Easter Eggs from my fellow East Coast Mom Bloggers at the bottom of the page. We are hopping to 10 blogs with our egg posts, so click on them to see how they all took this challenge and created something with Eggs.
So, since I needed an egg craft, I decided to use another method to "dye" my eggs, using nail polish. Going through my older nail polish, I found 2 shades of pink, white, cream and 2 shades of blue/green. These would be perfect.
You Will Need:
- container (old yogurt tub, or other container you can toss)
- nail polish - at least 3 colours
- Plastic eggs (from dollar store, craft ones that are dull, not the shiny ones)
- old egg carton
- couple toothpicks or an old pencil
How To Dye Eggs:
- Fill your containers about 1/2 to 3/4 full with water.
- Drop nail polish into the water, you will want to have the polishes open and ready to drop a few different colours within about 10 seconds.
- With egg in your hand,dunk the egg into the water and twist to pick up the polish.
- Pull out of water and place in egg carton to set. They dry quickly and you do not want to handle them much until dry.
- After each egg, use toothpick or old pencil to swirl around surface of the water t remove the drying polish and start over for the next egg.
- Once dry, they are ready to use as a stand alone decoration in a bowl, or incorporated into a crafting project. (see below)
In my mind I had planned a larger project using the eggs as part of a topiary, but I ran out of ribbon. (not very well organized, but here is a pic of the side I finished. The craft store will be on my list to visit this week for more ribbon to finish the other side!)
Still in progress...
Check out these Egg-cellent ideas for Easter!