Drip Dot Eggs
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 9 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
These drip dot Easter eggs will look so nice sitting in a basket of Easter grass! Fun to decorate, this craft is great for kids who have "outgrown" dying eggs.
What you'll need:
- Boiled eggs
- Acrylic non-toxic craft paint, your choice of colors
- Empty egg carton
- Dish of water
How to make it:
- Be sure that boiled eggs are cool and dry.
- Place a double folded kitchen towel and place it on the table underneath child's hands so if the egg slips out it will have a soft cushion to land on.
- Place boiled eggs into an empty egg carton for stability. (See photo.)
- Place some paint onto a paper plate or a small dish or palette. Add several drops of water to the paint to thin it out.
- Using the paintbrush, place a generous dot of paint on top of your egg. If the paint is not thin enough to start dripping down the egg, add another generous dot. If it still doesn't drip, dip your paintbrush in water and add to the dot on the egg until it begins dripping down the egg. Repeat this several times so that it drips down around the egg several times. (See photo.) Use two different colors to create your drips. (See photo.)
- Allow the drips to dry completely. If your eggs begin to stick to the cardboard egg carton, carefully loosen them and scrape off any cardboard from the egg with your fingernail, then move them to a different area of the carton to continue drying. (See photo.)
- When completely dry, carefully hold the egg upside down and paint the bottom half of the egg solid, this will cover up the end of the drips. Place the egg upside down to allow the solid area to dry. If needed, repeat with another coat and let dry again.
- When dry, use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in white paint to add polka dots to your solid color. Let dry. (See photo.)