Crepe Paper Stained Easter Eggs

Make easy Easter eggs by coloring eggs with wet crepe paper.

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Crepe Paper Stained Easter Eggs craft

Materials

  • Hard boiled eggs or blown-out eggs
  • Different colors of bleeding crepe paper or
    tissue paper

Steps

Method 1

The first method involves covering the entire surface of the egg with wet bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue paper.

Method 1 Step 1 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 1. Either hard boiled eggs or blown-out eggs can be used. Blown-out eggs take a bit more time to prepare but they last longer than hard boiled eggs. Pat the eggs dry to remove any moisture on the surface.
Method 1 Step 2 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 2. Cut or tear different colors of bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue paper into small pieces.
Method 1 Step 3 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 3. Wet a piece of crepe paper and shake off any excess water. You will observe that bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue will bleed out color onto the water and stain your fingers as well.
Method 1 Step 4 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 4. Lay the wet crepe paper on the surface of the egg.
Method 1 Step 5 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 5. Wet a second piece of crepe paper and slightly overlap it with the first.
Method 1 Step 6 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 6. Continue adding crepe paper pieces until you have covered the entire egg. Allow the egg to sit for at least 5 minutes to soak in the colors.
Method 1 Step 7 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 7. Peel off the crepe paper pieces to reveal a colorful egg!

Method 2

In the second method, the eggs are colored by dabbing wet pieces of crepe paper onto the surface of the egg.

Method 2 Step 1 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 1. As with the first method, either hard boiled eggs or blown-out eggs can be used. Pat the eggs dry to remove any moisture on the surface.
Method 2 Step 2 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 2. Cut or tear different colors of bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue paper into strips.
Method 2 Step 3 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 3. Take one strip of crepe paper, slightly crumple it and wet it. Bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue will bleed out color onto the water and stain your fingers as well.
Method 2 Step 4 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 4. Remove any excess water by blotting the wet crepe paper onto a paper towel.
Method 2 Step 5 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 5. Dab the wet crepe paper onto the egg. Color will be transferred from the crepe paper to the eggshell.
Method 2 Step 6 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 6. Continue wetting and dabbing wet different colors of crepe paper until you have covered the entire egg.
Method 2 Step 7 Crepe Paper Stained Eggs 7. Coloring eggs using this second method creates a water color-painted look.

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