Egg Decorating with Emu's Zine
As Easter approaches we turn to what is a tradition in many families - decorating Easter eggs. Of course, you can buy egg decorating kits at the store, but the number of eggs it will decorate is limited, the cost runs up and the kids always want to know "what next?" Below are ideas for egg decorating projects that we hope will add a little variety to your Easter Egg decorating.
Most will work with chicken, duck, goose, rhea, emu or ostrich eggs. We have tried to make notes when a method is not suitable for the larger eggs. Because emu eggs are a dark green, they are not suitable for most dyeing projects, but we have included them in a couple of other ideas.
Using boiled eggs in a hunt may be traditional, but leaving boiled eggs un-refrigerated for a couple of hours is risky. Please consider using blown eggs this year instead of boiled eggs.
Egg Blowing Instructions - for all size eggs
Cascaron or Mexican Confetti Eggs - we recommend chicken eggs only for this project!
Gold Leafing Eggs - instructions from egg artist Stephanie Ramey on how to apply gold leaf to eggs. This project is shown with chicken eggs, but can be done with any size egg.
Using onion skins and other natural products you can create a lovely marbled egg. For white eggs like chicken, duck, goose, rhea or ostrich.
The Pysanka Dyeing Process requires a steady hand, time, and patience. Prize winning artist Patty Wiszuk DeAngelo gives us step by step instructions on how to create these wonderful Ukrainian Easter Eggs in these on-line lessons. For white shelled eggs.
Rubber Band Eggs
Candle Wax Eggs
Etching With Rubber Cement