8 April 2014

Easter Egg Decorating Tutorial

Easter is creeping up on us and we’re excited to start getting creative with our decorations to celebrate this event. Decorating eggs is a great crafty activity to keep young ones entertained during the school holidays and to help inform them about the meaning of Easter time.

There are so many ways that you can decorate eggs at this time of year, using paint, glitter, stickers, patterned paper and more. Having discovered this really easy and modern approach to this traditional crafty activity, we had to share it with you!

Rubber Band Dyed Easter Eggs
The wonderfully creative Sarah Krouse from Homeology suggests using elastic bands to produce a quirky design to your easter eggs. Such a simple but effective idea! Follow the easy tutorial below:

1. Create the dye - Add 2tsps white vinegar to one cup of boiling water. Then add a range of food colourings to create selection of dyes for the eggs.

2. Prepare the eggs - Use rubber bands in a variety of widths and begin wrapping them around the eggs until you are happy with the designs.

3. Get ready to dye - Gently place the eggs into the dyes you have selected to use. Leave to sit for 3-5 minutes.

4. Leave to dry - Carefully remove the eggs from the dye and leave to dry on some kitchen roll, (place in an old egg box to keep them safe). Once fully dry, remove the rubber bands to reveal your designs!

Easter Egg Decorating Kit - Available Now
And there we go! We said it was easy.

If you’re looking to add a little bit more colour and fun to these dyed eggs, or if you are looking for a less messy way to decorate easter eggs this month, try our Easter Egg Decorating Kit. Available online and in store, it is an easy way to get crafty with the kids!

The kit contains a range of cardboard eggs stands to proudly display your creations on as well as an assortment of easter themed stickers, decorations and dots to decorate the eggs with.

Will you be decorating Easter Eggs this Easter?