Decorating Easter eggs brings to mind lots of great childhood memories. My family would buy one of those kits with the small round tablets and metal egg holder. Well, egg decorating has come a long way since then. Don't get me wrong, I still buy the egg dye kits for nostalgia purposes, but I also try and think of fun ways to decorate eggs. Recently, we dyed some eggs using vibrant liquid watercolors and q-tips. The results were these adorable Spotted Easter Eggs. When you are done making them, have some fun with the following Easter Egg Activities. Be sure to also try out these Shaving Cream Easter Eggs.
You will need:
- Liquid watercolors
- Hard boiled eggs
- Foam egg carton
The easiest way to do this Easter activity is to use a foam egg carton. It has compartments for various shades of liquid watercolors and it can hold the eggs while they are being dyed and drying.
I squeezed a few drops of liquid watercolors into the egg carton. I started out with five colors but my daughter was interested in mixing colors so we ended up making more.
I provided my daughter with lots of q-tips and she dipped them in various shades of liquid watercolors and dotted them on the eggs.
One tip that we discovered was to blot the q-tip on a paper towel after dipping it in the liquid watercolors. This prevents the watercolors from dripping and making a mess.
For the most part, we used the egg carton to hold and turn the eggs while we were painting them. This came in handy as more and more of the eggs got covered in dots.
If you have any large dots of liquid watercolor remaining on your eggs and you are worried about them dripping, you can just dab them with a tissue.
I love how the eggs turned out. Each was truly one of a kind. If spots aren't your thing, you can just use the q-tips and the liquid watercolors to paint the eggs or make designs on them.
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