Quick & Cheap Easter Project!General, How To — By Shannon Schmid on April 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm
( Eggs finished, and on display in our kitchen shelf…along with a wind up chick-a-dee!)
I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and I found out why this past week. The simple sore throat I had was severe tonsillitis, and on top of that I have Mono! Yay!! Great news!!! lol.Anyway, my energy level is low. So this small Easter project was perfect. It’s cheap, and takes no skill at all! All you need is a pack of cheap plastic Easter eggs. I got mine from the dollar store. Also from the dollar store- a roll of masking tape. And that’s all you need, along with your choice of paint. I used children’s watercolor.
( My cheap plastic eggs, and masking tape)
You just take small strips of tape, and stick them all over your plastic eggs, making sure the tape is pressed as flat as you can get it. You can make tape designs at the end if you like- stripes, diamonds etc. Once your eggs are covered you put on the paint. The paint will be darkest on all the little edges you created with your tape. So the smaller the strips, the more texture you create. You could put more than one color on an egg for a tie-dye egg, or stick to one color. That’s it!! SO EASY!
(My eggs taped up, and being painted on)
The eggs eventually come out looking like colored paper-mâché. But WAY less mess.Thought I’d pass this project along, in case anyone is looking for an Easter craft that won’t take all day to clean up after! Happy almost Easter everyone!