Making Easter Eggs

Hello hello!

Are you excited for Easter? I am! Easter is a wonderful time of year to meet with friends and family, enjoy good food, but most of all to remember what an amazing, astounding, and incredible thing our Lord and Savior has done for us by being crucified for our sake to take away our sins. ♥ I’m going to do another Easter post with more about that on Sunday, but for today I wanted to post about a much less important but fun aspect of Easter: dying Easter eggs.

Our family does this almost every year. Easter eggs make lovely colorful decorations for an Easter table, and they’re also super fun to make! I found this great post on Pinterest with tons of different ways to decorate Easter eggs. Some of them are absolutely gorgeous and creative! Click here to read the post.

A good set-up really helps the process to go smoother. Make sure to cover your working space with newspaper or an old tablecloth, and wear old clothes or aprons. We used this recipe to mix up our dye from scratch. It only takes food coloring, vinegar, and water, and makes a brilliant dye.

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I cut the tips off of an egg flat to serve as egg holders. Like so:

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Here’s a great tip I found from the egg decorating post I linked to above: put your egg inside a large whisk to make dipping easier and cleaner!

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We had so much fun experimenting with different techniques! These were some of our favorites:

  • Draw with white or colored crayon on a clean egg, then dip it into dye. The crayon will resist the dye and make a really neat design, especially with white crayon.
  • Dribble rubber cement over an egg and allow to dry. Dip egg, then peel off the rubber cement and you have a fun abstract design.
  • When your eggs are still warm, draw on them with crayons to make a neat melted effect.
  • Dye your egg a light blue or turquoise, then speckle it with gold paint.
  • Pretty much anything with gold paint and dye turns out neat. XD

If you want more detailed instructions for those techniques, again, you can click here. (Can you tell I love that post? XD )

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Now that you’re done, how are you going to display your masterpieces? I shredded brown paper bags in a paper shredder, put some of in a round vase, and placed three or so eggs in the cute little “nest.” Ta-daa!

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Do you like making Easter eggs? What is your favorite technique?
Happy Good Friday and thanks for reading! 😀

***Allison***

P. S. You guys have GOT to read Madi’s amazing Good Friday/Easter post here. It’s so interesting and well written and… and GREAT! 😀

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46 thoughts on “Making Easter Eggs

  1. Aw, so much fun and COLOR! In the winter I usually feel deprived of color. 😉
    And also, that whisk hack is awesome!!!! It’s so clever!

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  2. Pretty! I’m not sure if we’re dying Easter eggs this year or not, but your eggs look really fun! I think my favorite is the teal/turquoise egg with gold speckles!
    ~Gracie

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      1. You’re welcome, Allison! 🙂 Yes, they did come out well. We colored some brown eggs, which was different, but they came out pretty good. We also tried dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid, which was also different for us. 🙂

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  3. How beautiful! You did such an amazing job! We don’t do Easter eggs…. but your’s are so pretty!! Was the cute little girl Carmen? She’s so cute! 😀

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  4. Ahh, your eggs look so pretty! They’re so colorful and beautiful! I love how you arranged them in a “nest.” I am in awe of your lovely artwork on the eggs. 😄

    And oh my, that cute little girl IS Carmen! *has read Livy’s comment* XD She looks exactly like my friend in real life that goes to my church, tehe. Is the girl in the blue plaid shirt Megan? *waves hi to lovely Carmen and Megan*

    And oh, thank you SO much for mentioning my post! 😀 I was so excited to see the pingback in my notifications! XD

    Happy Easter, Allison! ♥

    Madi

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    1. Aww thank you, Madi! I’m so glad you like them!
      Heh heh. XD Oh, that’s neat that she looks like your friend! Yep, that’s Megan. 🙂
      You’re SO welcome, Madi! I really did enjoy it. 😉

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