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.
I decided to use a new 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 were perfect.
You Will Need:
- container (old yogurt tub, or another container you can throw out after)
- nail polish – at least 3 colours
- Plastic eggs (from the 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 a toothpick or old pencil to swirl around the surface of the water to remove the drying polish and start over for the next egg.
- Once the eggs are dry, they are ready to use as a stand-alone decoration in a bowl or incorporated into a crafting project. (see below)
I incorporated mine into a larger project using the eggs as part of a topiary. I used a wooden dowel wrapped in burlap. Holding up a styrofoam ball covered in ribbon pieces hot glued on.
How would you use these eggs? Have you tried this method?