For my Easter eggs this year, I was looking for something uber creative. I feel like I made enough traditional eggs when I was a kid. Now’s the time to get crazy. After trying Camille Style’s Marbleized Easter Eggs and failing to no end, ( I don’t own any brands of nail polish that make the egg pretty. *sigh*) I decided to try something extremely different. AZTEC EASTER EGGS!
CRAFT TIME: 30 minutes per egg
To start out, set the eggs out to room temperature and decide if you want to boil or blow out the eggs you plan on using. Your decision really depends on how much time you have to complete the craft and if you want to be able to use the eggs another year. Blowing out an egg is time consuming, but will allow you to keep your eggs another year. My first egg took me 30 minutes to blow out. Ain’t nobody got time for that! If patience is your virtue though, go for it!
If you’re wondering how I came up with this wonderful idea, I started off painting some barn yard eggs in Gold Liquid Leaf and falling in love with the color combo of the barn yard brown with gold. I immediately started thinking of all the different colors and designs that would look good with that color of egg. I’ve been in to Aztec designs for several months now so I thought about testing my art skills out on some Easter eggs. Then, I Googled some Aztec prints to get ideas on what designs would be easiest to draw. I’m no artist, ya know?! After I found what I wanted to try, I got some paper and tested out my designs.
I strongly encourage testing out your designs on paper with the paint and markers you plan on using. It will help you mucho! You can also use a pencil to trace on your eggs if you’d like that extra assurance. The eraser will work on the egg if you make mistakes.
Once you are comfortable on the paper, go for it!
Aren’t they awesome?! I’m proud that my inner artist came out. I knew it was hidden in there somewhere 🙂
What are you making for Easter as far as crafts are concerned? Comment with pics. I want to see 😀