Crepe Paper Stained Easter Eggs
|Make easy Easter eggs by coloring eggs with wet crepe paper.|
- Adult help is needed when blowing out eggs.
The first method involves covering the entire surface of the egg with wet bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue paper.
|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.|
|2.||Cut or tear different colors of bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue paper into small pieces.|
|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.|
|4.||Lay the wet crepe paper on the surface of the egg.|
|5.||Wet a second piece of crepe paper and slightly overlap it with the first.|
|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.|
|7.||Peel off the crepe paper pieces to reveal a colorful egg!|
In the second method, the eggs are colored by dabbing wet pieces of crepe paper onto the surface of the egg.
|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.|
|2.||Cut or tear different colors of bleeding-type crepe paper or tissue paper into strips.|
|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.|
|4.||Remove any excess water by blotting the wet crepe paper onto a paper towel.|
|5.||Dab the wet crepe paper onto the egg. Color will be transferred from the crepe paper to the eggshell.|
|6.||Continue wetting and dabbing wet different colors of crepe paper until you have covered the entire egg.|
|7.||Coloring eggs using this second method creates a water color-painted look.
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