To make these old-fashioned Easter eggs (I call them sort-of old-fashioned because egg dye & electric drills aren’t really old-fashioned), you need:
2. paint, markers or egg dye
3. drill or needle (to make holes in egg)
4. paint brushes for detail
5. lard/butter for polishing egg
6. soft cloth or kleenex for polishing
Art Splotch difficulty rating: 5 art splotches (my mommy says you need an adult to help with this one)
To start, ask an adult to drill a hole in each end of the egg. You can also use a pin to make holes.
Make sure the holes are big enough to blow the gunk out.
Next, blow the gunk out. This takes a bit of time, but you can do it! (mommy says: wash the eggs before blowing them, and be careful not to get any yoke in your mouth)
Now you can paint the eggs. You can use any paint or markers you want, but we used egg dye.
We soaked the eggs in bowls of dye for about 5 minutes. Gently mix with spoon to completely cover the eggs with colour. The longer you soak them, the darker the colour.
Let them dry.
When they were dry, I changed the colour by dipping them into the other dyes.
The finishing touch is to polish them with butter or any type of fat and a soft cloth or kleenex:
All finished! I liked using real eggs because they give a better effect.