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Colored Eggs

Arts & Crafts: Colored Eggs

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Some cultures like to decorate trees with the colorful eggs they create!
You Will Need
  • Eggs
  • 2 push pins
  • A long sewing needle
  • Colored napkins or tissue paper
  • A bowl
  • Ribbon
  • Paintbrush
  • Optional: Colored markers
Paper Maché mix
  • 1 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  1. Gently rinse off your eggs.
  2. At the top of your egg, use the push pin to carefully puncture the shell.
  3. Make a second hole in the other end of your egg. Try to make this second hole a little bigger.
  4. Keep a push pin in the bottom of the egg.
  5. Use your sewing needle to break up the yolk inside the egg.
  6. Hold your egg above a bowl and gently blow into the smaller hole. The yolk should come out pretty easily.
  7. If there’s some yolk still in the egg, use your needle again to break it up. (Don't throw the yolk away! You can create a tasty omelet!)
  8. Once all the yoke is out, hold the egg under warm running water, letting water enter the egg. When you think it’s clean, blow the excess water out.
  9. Cut or tear your napkins or tissue paper into smaller pieces.
  10. Use a paintbrush to gently apply the paper maché mix to the egg.
  11. Place your napkin or tissue pieces on the egg and apply more paper maché over top. (You may want to do a few layers.)
  12. Once dry, take your ribbon and thread it through your needle, then push the needle through the holes in the egg.
  13. Tie a knot at the bottom of the ribbon.
  14. Now you’re ready to hang up your egg! 
  15. Instead of Paper Maché you can also use markers and draw pictures or patterns on your eggs.

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