We are celebrating our family Easter traditions a week early this year, since our spring break falls right on Easter Sunday. We are planning to do our feast this Sunday and my kids decorated their eggs. We love decorating Easter eggs and trying out new techniques. Below are links to Easter egg decorating techniques that we have done in the past. This year we decided to use lacquer to make the eggs look like glass and acrylic paint to give it a strong color. This is a fun project for kids to explore mixing colors with adult supervision.
For this project we blew out the egg yolk and whites by poking holes on each end and blowing through one side as the insides dripped into a bowl. This helps for the eggs to dry without sticking to anything.
Pick out three to four acrylic paints that complement each other. Also, so when you allow your kids to paint the eggs the colors won't get too messy during mixing.
Allow your eggs to dry. I used an egg carton, turned it over and put toothpicks in for the eggs to properly dry without touching anything. Once you can touch, spray two coats of Rust-oleum Lacquer spray paint over the eggs. Make sure to do it in a well-ventialated area. They will look like glass eggs!
Style your easter table with potted spring flowers. We spray painted terra cotta pots white and modge podge white lace ribbon around each pot to dress up the pots.
Here are other Easter egg decorating techniques that we have done in years past:
Easy Easter Egg techniques --no paint dying needed to make your eggs beautiful
Beautiful and Color Egg techniques-- we use these techniques. Favorites ones.
Easter Picnic in an Egg--favorite idea for lunchboxes or picnics