I’m Baaack!! (and I brought eggs)

Cheering is over for the season and I am over the plague so I can finally get back to crafting!!

I’ve missed it so.

Since Easter is Sunday my triumphant return will be….Easter Eggs!!

We did a few different methods of Easter egg decorating:  nail polish marbling, sprinkles and shaving cream and food coloring.

First we’ll cover shaving cream and food coloring. I got the directions at A Thrifty Mom.

I put a bunch of shaving cream into a plastic container and added food coloring…

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Then I swirled it all around…

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Looking at it, I can see in this picture what my first mistake was…I used a light color and I didn’t use enough of the colors i did use. Didn’t know it at the time though, so I rolled that egg!

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I also didn’t leave the shaving cream on long enough so the colors ended up rather muted.

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My hands smelled great though 🙂 and I really thought they were pretty…just not as vibrant as the original.

 

Next up-Sprinkled eggs! I saw the directions somewhere that said to coat the eggs with sugar/water paste and put the sprinkles in a bag then add the egg. When I looked it up the only instructions I could find said to use tacky glue and roll the sprinkles on. I decided I would use Elmer’s (as it’s non toxic) but use the bag method.

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I painted that eggy with glue and bagged it up.

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So far so good, right? I covered it and took it out of the bag and this happened…

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Lovely.

Things got worse from there. Even after I let it dry for quite awhile the sprinkles just fell off as soon as I touched it.

Bother.

Silver lining here was that the sprinkles left behind color. So even though my egg ended up naked, it was still pretty!

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Last up…nail polish marbled eggs. The instruction can be found here.

My daughter is the nail polish queen so we definitely had the supplies! I didn’t get very many pictures of the actual crafting part, but here is my prep.

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Basically you take room temperature water, drop some nail polish in it, swirl it around then drop your egg in.

First I tried pink, blue and green. This worked pretty much like they said it would except that the pink polish didn’t swirl, it clumped. I thought I got all of the clumps but…no.

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The other side looks a lot better I think. Especially after I dyed the egg green to cover the empty spaces.

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Next I tried the coral and gold polish. I dyed this egg orange after the polish dried.

This one came out  beautifully I think!

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The instructions said only one side of the egg would be marbled but I got both sides covered (along with my fingers and the egg dipper and the cup).

Well that’s my egg decorating adventures! I hope it was worth the wait and I expect to be posting a lot more now!

 

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