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Easter Craft: Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Decorating eggs are a definetely a fun part of celebrating Easter. Here are instructions for how to prepare eggs for decorating and how to decorate eggs. Enjoy!

Hardboiled Eggs

To hardboil an egg, you will need the help of a grownup. Place eggs in a pot with water, put a lid on the pot, turn the stove on and bring the eggs and water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, remove the pot and eggs from the stove and let stand for 25 minutes. Cool eggs under cold water. Remove the eggs from the water and let them dry. Have fun decorating.

Blown Eggs

Eggs must be at room temperature. Prick the big end of an egg with a pin. Make the hole bigger by carefully chipping away the shell around the hole. Make another hole in the small end of the egg. Put your fingers over both the holes and shake the egg hard. This will break the yolk. Hold the egg over a bowl and blow through the small hole, emptying the egg into the bowl. Let the egg dry. Have fun decorating.

Decorating

You can paint, draw or glue paper, ribbon and wool on your eggs or you can dye them first and then decorate them.

To dye the eggs you will need:

Four cups
Measuring cup
Boiling water (ask a grown-up)
Vinegar
Food colouring
Large spoon
Hardboiled or Blown Eggs
Paper towel

What you do:

1. Fill each cup half full with boiling water.
 
2. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar and approximately 20 drops of food colouring to each cup. Stir.
 
3. Put an egg on a large spoon and place the egg in the dye mixture. Leave the egg in the dye mixture until it is the shade you want.
 
4. Remove the egg and lay on paper towel to dry.

... more Easter fun.

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