Want to go a little crazy with your Easter eggs this year? Instead of the standard dyed eggs, try this easy technique. With a little tissue paper and Mod Podge, you can turn out these colorful and fanciful eggs in no time. This is definitely a craft you can do with children, and you really can’t mess up since the whole thing is random. So, fore-go the Paaz tablets this year, and try something new.
eggs – can be blown or boiled
tissue paper cut into small, random pieces
small bowl of water
soda bottle caps
1] Using your paint brush or finger, wet the egg. (It should be damp… not dripping.)
2] Place a piece of cut tissue paper on the egg. Use your paint brush or finger to moisten enough so the tissue lays against the egg. Use the smallest amount of water necessary to accomplish this. If you use too much water the tissue will bleed.
3] Continue adding tissue paper, overlapping edges, until the whole egg is covered.
4] Place egg on a soda bottle cap and allow the egg to dry until it is merely “damp”. If it dries out completely, the tissue paper will fall off. If it is too wet, the Mod Podge will drip. (Note: At this point you CAN allow the tissue paper to dry completely. Then remove the paper, and the dye will have stained the egg leaving behind patchwork color. You can either leave the eggs as is or add a coat of Mod Podge.)
5] Apply Mod Podge to the top 2/3s of the egg. Set on the soda bottle cap. Allow to dry (about 15 – 30 minutes) then turn the egg over and Mod Podge the bottom 1/3 of the egg. Return to the cap and allow to dry completely.
If you covered eggs that have been blown and want to pack them away for future years, you may wish to add 3 – 4 more coats of Mod Podge, allowing them to dry completely between each coat. The extra coats of Mod Podge will make them sturdier and make a lovely surface.
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