I know my children don’t have a clue about Easter but that hasn’t stopped us enjoying some Easter crafting. Yesterday we tried our hands at decorating and dyeing hard boiled eggs. This was actually quite quick so the children were able to follow the whole process. I thought I’d share it here as my two really enjoyed it.
You will need:
Scotch Magic Tape
First hard boil the eggs. I boiled them for 10 minutes then placed them in a sieve and ran cold water over them for a minute before leaving them in a bowl of cold water for another 10 minutes.
When they are cool you can start to decorate them. My 4 year old loves to practise his cutting so I gave him small pieces of Scotch Magic Tape which he cut into triangles and different shapes and placed on the egg.
We then placed each egg into a tall glass of cold water mixed with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a generous portion of food colouring.
After an hour we took the eggs from the water and removed the Scotch Magic Tape to reveal our designs.
Scotch Magic Tape is great for crafting with children as it doesn’t stick to itself and is instantly reposition-able, so if you make a mistake it’s quick and easy to fix!
If you try this yourself my top tip is make sure you squeeze out any air bubbles under the tape otherwise the dye will leak through and spoil your design.
We were sent the samples of Scotch Magic Tape for some Easter crafting 🙂