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How to Decorate Easter Eggs
It's easier than you think to decorate Easter Eggs
Maybe you've wanted to decorate Easter Eggs with your family and friends this Easter but you've been a bit intimidated because you thought it was hard or complicated to do.
There are a million and one ways to Decorate Easter Eggs, ranging from beginner to advanced. But, the way that I'll recommend for your first time is so easy and simple. Just go to the store and buy a kit, or find a kit from this site. They are cheap, and everything is ready to go for your egg decorating adventure. All you have to do is provide the eggs, either hard-boiled, or hollowed out. I've included directions for you on how to do this as well. I guarantee you and your kids will have a fabulous time Decorating Easter Eggs. Make it an Easter family tradition and do it every year!
Step #1: Get yourself an Easter Egg Kit
There are plenty of ways to make your own Easter Eggs, but the easiest way is to buy an Easter Egg Kit from this site (see below) or any store like Wal-Mart or K-Mart would have them as well.. Then, all you need to do is boil or blow the fluid out of your eggs and you're ready to go. There are a wide range of kits for all price ranges and number of eggs you want to decorate.
Easter Egg Dyes
Step #2: Preparing the Eggs
There are 2 main options for preparing eggs that you're going to decorate.
1. The first option is to hard-boil the eggs. They will keep for about a week in the fridge. This is the simple, easy way but you'll have to throw out the eggs eventually or else they'll rot and smell bad and nobody wants that to happen.
2. The second option is to blow-out the eggs. This requires a bit of work, but even children should be able to do it, if they have a bit of patience and you supervise them closely. This is how you do it:
Pierce both ends of a raw egg with a sharp knife, and twirl knife to widen one hole slightly. Straighten a paper clip, and poke it through the larger hole to pierce and stir the yolk. Hold the egg, larger hole down, and blow the contents out with a rubber ear syringe (available at drugstores). Doing it gently is the key. Be patient.
The advantage to this is that you can keep your eggs forever so you can have lasting memories from your Easter holiday.
Easter Egg Dying Sites to Check Out
Step #3: Get organized for your Easter Egg Decorating
You can prepare some things to help yourself get organized for the big decorating event. Get some old clothes to wear, so you won't be worried about making a mess. You can also cover your table with some plastic, if it's a light color, so it won't get stained.
Also, make some holders with toothpicks for your finished eggs, so they won't get smudged when they're drying.
Make sure your eggs are ready to go and you have all the tools necessary.
After that, just follow the package directions for your dye kit and you'll be ready to go! Be sure to let your eggs dry well before touching them again.
Easter Egg Decorating Kits
Step #4: Dye your eggs
Decorating Easter Eggs is very simple because you just have to follow the directions on your kit. Make sure you have lots of fun and do some creative stuff. Give them away to your family and friends for a cute Easter Gift.