Easter eggs

Decorated eggs: not so mini eggs!

As Easter approaches and chocolate eggs are everywhere, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own decorated eggs.
I bought some pearlescent paint a few weeks ago and have been itching to use it, so this provided the perfect opportunity!

In order to make these you can either hardboil the eggs or empty them. Whilst hardboiling the eggs is the easier method, they won’t last nearly as long. So only do this if you’re worried about them being too fragile and don’t want to have these around more than a couple of days (they’ll start to smell!).
The alternative method to creat a base for your decorated eggs is to drain the contents. This is trickier but there are plenty of good tutorials on the internet. The one I used is here .

Scorecard

Technical technicaltechnical_________ The hardest part is not breaking the eggs
Creativity creativity Go to town with embellishments and designs!
Time timetime A few hours – mainly waiting for paint to dry
Cost cost A dozen eggs and whatever paint you have will do.

You’ll need:

Eggs, paint and if emptying the eggs: drawing pins, straws, bowl of water.

Optional:

Gold pens, pearlescent paint.

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