Normally I blog once a week (on a Thursday), and NOT about kids crafts… but the other night in a moment of total ‘lets get crafty’ spontaneity with my daughter, decided to photograph what we were doing and make a little tutorial out of it. So this (points to above picture), is where we are headed in this little egg-decorating post … I never write these kinds of post.. but got very inspired by the colour and sparkles and thought it may just help a few of you with hours of activity to fill over the Easter Holidays… so here goes… ready?
Gather your materials… brushes, eggs, paints, palette and decorations. We didn’t have any of these things so had to buy it all but visited a local, cheap DIY place (Boyes) and got it all for £15 most of which we’ll use again and again. The eggs were 30p for the small and 70p for the large, so if you’re making gifts these work out at a really great price! (if you get decorations to stick on, like these shown, try look for the ones pre-glued… saves time and mess!)
Squeeze out the paints you want to do the all-over colour in. We used two coats of acrylic paint… they dried really quick so if you’re doing six eggs – the first will have dried by the time you’ve finished the last and you can then begin painting your second coat.
Wait for your eggs to be completely dry. Cheap brushes do tend to leave behind stray hairs (as this green egg shows!) so if you want your eggs ‘perfect’ you may want to use better quality brushes.
Paint on your decorative spots, stripes – zig-zags – whatever you like and add your decorative sparkly-bits. My little buddy didn’t like the fact her brush produced odd-shaped spots so we used the end of a pencil to get nice round ones.
And you are finished! These will make the cutest Easter gifts for friends, Grandparents, neighbours who you want to send a little something to without giving chocolate! If you give it a go post your pictures to the OUR STYLE of LOVE Facebook Page and share those genius ideas of your own!
There will be a post next week but I imagine many of you will be out and about gadding so HAVE A VERY HAPPY EASTER! Olivia. x