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Craft of week : Edible painted egg

by Erin Ismay, art lover and creative enthusiast, venturing into the world of business running art and craft parties for kids,  loves travel, photography and spending time with her hubby! She’s also the owner of  pop art parties

This is my favourite Easter activity from when I was a child. We did this every year as a family and then would exchange our painted eggs on Easter day! The best part is that they are edible!

You will need:
White candy coated chocolate Easter eggs
Food colouring
Paint brush or cotton buds
Water
Paper towel
Containers for food colouring

Step 1:
Put some food colouring in small containers. You can dilute the colour with water to make it lighter, but be sure not to take too much diluted colouring onto your brush as if its too watery it will run. Otherwise use the colour as is undiluted. For younger kids, use cotton buds to paint with as they soak up extra water. For older kids who want to be more precise in their designs, use a thin brush.

Step 2
You can either hold your egg with your fingers and paint it, or set it in an egg holder and do the top half and then bottom. You can be as creative as you want to do whatever designs come into your head. At the end you should have some beautiful eggs that you can eat later! Enjoy!

Craft of Week: Marbled Eggs

by Erin Ismay, art lover and creative enthusiast, venturing into the world of business running art and craft parties for kids,  loves travel, photography and spending time with her hubby! She’s also the owner of  pop art parties

It’s already April, the month of holidays and Easter time. Whather you celebrate Easter or not, you can still join in the fun of decorating Easter eggs as they are a beautiful activity anytime of the year.  This is a really simple and cheap activity to do at home with the kids. You can even teach them how to mix different colours with the food colouring.

You will need:

Cooking oil
Vinegar
Water
Food colouring
Paper towel/serviettes
Some containers like cups or small dishes
Some spoons
Eggs (if you can find white shelled eggs they will show colour up best!)

Step 1

You can either use the eggs raw, otherwise it would be best to hard boil them first before you start.
Mix 1 Tbsp cooking oil with 1 Tbsp vinegar into your dish, then add a few drops of food colouring and top up with water.

Step 2

Dip your egg into the mixture and swirl around, you will see the colour start to stick to the egg in different places creating a marbled effect.

Step 3

Take the egg out and pat dry with paper towel. Then you can dip the same egg into another colour and see how the colours marble together. You can do this with as many colours as you like on the same egg.

Make a few eggs each as you experiment with the different colours and see what effect you get!