Everybody knows what you do when Easter time rolls around: we dye eggs. But, let’s be honest: how boring are dyed eggs? They all end up looking exactly the same. And just plain blue and green and pink eggs are, let’s admit it, pretty boring. But you don’t have to fall into the same old Easter time rut this year. Instead, try this different twist on the regular run-of-the-mill Easter eggs if you want a no-mess, no-spill run on the traditional Easter egg decor. This particular spin on Easter eggs is particularly good if you have little kids over, but you don’t want to risk anything really bad happening to your carpet or to your table or to your counter tops.
How to make tissue paper Easter eggs
Materials needed for tissue paper Easter eggs:
1. hard boiled eggs (as many as you want!)
2. Numerous squares of tissue paper in bright colors. A good size of tissue paper is 1.5” squares. These should be fresh sheets of tissue paper, not ones that you have used for other craft projects!
3. Either a spray jug of water to spritz the eggs, or a small bowl of water to dip the eggs in.
Steps for making tissue paper Easter eggs:
1. Take one egg. Either spritz the egg with water or dip the egg in water in order to get the egg all wet.
2. Now pick up the squres of tissue paper. Place the tissue paper around the egg one square at a time. Overlapping different colors and different squres of tissue paper will give you a cool layered look to your eggs, so feel free to experiment all you want. It would also look pretty stunning to have different shades of the same color on the same egg.
3. If the tissue paper does not get totally wet, then you should spritz the egg once again with water.
4. After you have finished placed the tissue paper around the egg, place the egg aside in a small bowl or an empty and clean margarine container in order to let the egg dry completely.
5. While the egg is drying, the tissue paper will fall off of it. However, the colors will remain on the egg. And so you are left with a beautiful egg that looks like a stained glass window!
If you need a refresher on how to boil eggs perfectly for your Easter eggs, here are some tips on Easter egg hardboiling:
1. Place the Easter eggs in a large pot. Keep them all on one level, and don’t level the eggs. If necessary, use more than one pot, or boil the eggs in several batches in order to make it easier to handle them.
2. Now, pour water over the egg until covers the eggs by about one inch.
3. Place the pot on the stove, and turn the stove on high. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
4. Let the water boil for 12 minutes.
5. Now, remove the eggs from the heat and immediately remove the eggs from the water. A slotted spoon would be a good tool to use to keep yourself from getting burned and to keep the eggs from breaking.
6. Place the eggs directly in a bowl of ice water in order to stop the cooking process immediately.
7. You now have perfectly hard boiled eggs, ready for all of your Easter egg dyeing and decorating adventures!