Sometimes when I start a craft, I literally have no idea where it’s going to take me. Today is one of those projects.
It all started a few weeks ago when my daughter and I were shopping at our local craft store. We were standing in line to checkout when I spotted them across the store. I didn’t know what I would do with them, but I knew I HAD to have them. I told my daughter to hold our place in line.
And like a star-crossed lover, I ran toward them.
Crafting Eggs… where have you been all my life?!
For those that don’t know me, I have a “thing” about germs… especially when it comes to eggs. For those that do know me… I understand that this is a MASSIVE understatement.
I’m really a freak about it and you will NEVER find me blowing out an egg for a craft project. I like the idea of decorating Easter eggs that can be around for a while, but draining raw egg and blowing out the inside… well, you lose me at “raw egg” every time.
By the time I got home, I knew that these eggs would embrace the adult coloring trend that is so popular right now.
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own alternative to traditional dyed Easter eggs:
- Crafting eggs
- Decoupage glue
- Pages from an adult coloring book
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Black paint (optional)
Begin by selecting an adult coloring page and cutting it into strips.
Cover the egg with decoupage glue and apply paper strips. Smooth out any gaps as you work.
Continue to cover with more decoupage glue and add strips until the egg is covered.
Let air dry.
For one of the eggs I opted to cut out a design from the adult coloring page and not cover the entire egg. Personally, I found this more therapeutic than actually coloring the page.
One of the things I really like about working with crafting eggs (besides them being bacteria free) is that they are HIGHLY durable. I can’t tell you how many times I dropped them as I worked with them. They are slippery little suckers when wet.
There was even an incident with the black eggs I painted.
The joys of crafting!
Luckily the egg didn’t break and the paint easily cleaned up.
What is your favorite way to decorate Easter eggs? Have you jumped on the adult coloring book bandwagon? Got any weird aversions that effect your crafting ways?
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