Decorating eggs for Easter is a fun holiday tradition for kids of all ages.
From simple dip dyeing to hand painting, brown eggs produce beautiful results. They come with their own pretty background color in the natural shells!
Hand painted eggs are an age-old tradition on the farm. Here is our method for creating blown painted eggs that will keep all year long.
*Important: If you are using hard-boiled eggs to eat, make sure use non-toxic craft paint.
- To blow eggs, we recommend using an egg blowing kit such as Blas-Fix, which has a handy drill tool to make the holes. Hold the egg firmly without squeezing and twist the drill rapidly back and forth at the end of the egg. You will need to apply a bit a pressure, but not too much — it is an egg after all!
- Once the hole is drilled, insert the pipette and pump out the contents into a bowl. Gently rinse the delicate shells and let them dry. You can even make an omelet while you’re waiting!
- Paint your eggs with acrylic craft paint. The 1951 book, The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous inspired these designs. You can use the empty egg carton to hold your eggs while the paint is drying.
- Display your painted eggs in a basket or bowl, or if you have drilled two holes in your eggs, you can make hanging ornaments by affixing a satin ribbon. Use a large needle, we used a plastic one, to thread a thin ribbon through the holes from the bottom to the top. String a large pony bead on the ribbon at the bottom and pull the needle back through the top. Even out the ribbon ends and tie a bow to hang your eggs in a window or make an Easter Egg Tree.