Don’t you just love coloring Easter eggs? I do, though I prefer to stay away from food dye (I only like liquid art supplies that wash out easily). My affinity for Easter is thus hampered, because of my inevitable clumsiness – I have spilled more than one bowl of Easter egg dye. So, this year I decided to look for some alternatives to decorating the Easter eggs. I found all manner of alternatives, most involving glitter, which looked like plenty of fun; but the technique for me was clear and simple – Sharpies. The answer so often is “a Sharpie.”
You will need:
- Tape (preferably double-sided)
- Animal template
Now the process quick and easy:
1. Look online for an outline that you like, any Easter animal will do. I went for the classic bunny, but a duckling or a pig would be just as gratifying. Make sure to pick an image that is clear and has a single-line shape.
2. Print out the image, make sure it is small enough for an egg (unless you’re working with an Ostrich egg – then go ahead and print the outline out on a whole page).
3.Cut out the outline and put double-sided tape on it; now cut away the excess tape so that it matches your animal outline.
4. Stick it on your hard-boiled egg, centered.
5. Begin “stippling” around the edges with your sharpie – I went with black but I think next time I will use silver or gold.
6. When you are satisfied with your dots, go ahead and take the tape off.
7. Add any finishing touches that suit you! (I added a nose and whiskers)
8. Hide the egg, and have a happy Easter.