Easter Egg Decorating
It’s such a fun part of Easter and you can get super creative. Using Real eggs and a couple of other materials, you’ll see your plain old eggs transform into some this beautiful and colorful.
Why do we celebrate with Eggs? According to tradition originally eating eggs was not allowed by the church during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week).
So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them ‘Holy Week eggs’, then given to children as gifts.
Victorians began the tradition with satin covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts. Today we give and make chocolate easter eggs and gifts.
Legend has it that the Easter bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.
He doesn’t do all the work by himself though. In Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo, and by a fox in parts of Germany.
Below are steps to decorate your own Easter Eggs.
You will need
Food coloring 3-4 different coloursWith
The first thing you will need to do it hard boil your eggs. In the water add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Once they are hard boiled, lay them somewhere safe to cool down.
Once the eggs have cooled down you can now start decorating the, With your crayons let your imagination run wild. These are after all your own Easter Eggs to decorate. You can use small strips of tape to make patterns as well. If you use the tape, leave it on for the next step.
In each cup add a few drops of vinegar, water half full and food coloring. Try to do each cup a different color then you can have variations for your eggs. Gently place one egg in each cup. Leave the egg in the cup for about 10 minutes. After ten minutes, lay the egg somewhere safe to dry.
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