Decorating Easter Eggs

Last updated: January 24, 2013

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Crayon Easter Eggs

Multi Colored Easter Eggs

Resources:

  • 1 x hard boiled free range / barn-laid egg p/student
  • Food Dye (different colours)
  • Crayons (different colours)
  • Water
  • Containers for the dye mixture (mugs will work)
  • Paper towels
  • Few Spoons

Instructions:

  1. Allow the students to draw on the egg using the crayons. Encourage them use different colours and patterns.
  2. Fill one container with water and add a few drops of the food dye. Place the egg gently into the container and roll around in the water until the whole egg has been covered in dye. Leave the egg for at least one minute. The longer you leave the egg in the dye the deeper the colour will be.
  3. Place the egg gently on a hand towel to dry.

Don’t forget to ensure students take their eggs home and dispose of them appropriately!

Marbled Easter Eggs

Resources:

  • 1 x hard boiled free range / barn-laid egg p/student
  • Food Colouring
  • Vinegar
  • Cooking Oil
  • Containers for the dye mixture (mugs will work)
  • Paper Towels
  • Few Spoons

Instructions:

  1. In each container combine one tablespoon of each of the following: oil, vinegar, and your choice of food coloring.
  2. Add enough water to make the liquid deep enough to cover an egg.
  3. Swirl the liquid with a spoon, and quickly lower and raise an egg into it.
  4. Pat dry with a paper towel, and repeat with a second color.
  5. Swirl into a third color, if desired. Some white areas can be left on the egg.
  6. Gently pat dry the completed egg, leaving a bit of the oil to give the egg a varnished look.

Don’t forget to ensure students take their eggs home and dispose of them appropriately!

Cotton Ball Easter Bunny

Two little eggs with cotton balls for arms, legs and ears to make them look little bunnies

Resources:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Foam (polystyrene) egg
  • Thin White Pipe Cleaners
  • Thicker Pink Pipe Cleaners
  • Goggle Eyes
  • Small pink pom pom
  • Thin Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Fabric or lace

Instructions:

  1. Using the glue, stick the cotton balls to a foam egg for tail and feet.
  2. Bend the white pipe cleaner around a thicker pink pipe cleaner for the ears. Stick a pair at the top of the foam egg.
  3. Glue on a pair of goggle eyes including a small pink pom-pom nose. The thin wire can be pushed into the foam egg to make whiskers on either side of the pink nose.

Have Fun!

A basket full of multi colored easter eggs

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