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How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

A fantastic craft project for the whole family to get involved in, these homemade egg ornaments are easy to make and offer hours of fun. There are two ways you can create egg ornaments: using hard-boiled eggs or blown eggs. We’ve decided to show you how to make ornaments from blown eggs so that you can use them again and again, but the choice is yours. Whichever type of ornament egg you make, we guarantee you’ll have a crackin’ time crafting yours!

You Will Need:

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METHOD: Blown Egg Decorations for Easter

  1. (The first two stages of this method are to be completed by adults only.) Take a raw egg and rub it with white vinegar; this will aid dye absorption and remove impurities from the egg shell.
  2. Fill a bowl with three cups of boiled water. Add 2tsp of white vinegar and a couple of drops of your chosen liquid food colouring.
  3. Once the water has cooled, dye the egg until it reaches the colour and shade you desire. If you want to achieve a deeper tone, add more food colouring to the water.
  4. Remove the dyed egg from the water and gently pat it dry with kitchen towel. To prevent colour transfer, place it on the kitchen towel and leave it to dry completely.
  5. (This stage is to be completed by adults only.) Over a bowl, pierce a small hole in the top of the egg using a pin. Cover this hole with your finger and then pierce a slightly larger hole in the bottom of the egg. You also need to break the yolk with the pin.
  6. Using the egg blowing tool, blow the contents of the egg out of the shell and into the bowl. You need to blow from the top so the egg falls through the larger hole, preventing the shell from cracking.
  7. Now the egg is ready for decorating. You have creative freedom at this stage. You can paint your egg using gel food colouring or paints, cover it in glitter, or add smaller embellishments like beads and ribbons. (Tip: Place the egg in an eggcup and then decorate it; this will prevent it from rolling around!)
  8. To cover the hole in the bottom of the egg, glue a pearlised bead or flower embellishment over the hole.
  9. To cover the hole in the top, create a loop of ribbon and glue the ends together. When the glue has dried, stick a pearlised pin through the glued part of the ribbon loop and then stick the pin through the hole in the top of the egg. Glue the pin into place so the ribbon is secure.
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