DIY Silhouette Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes

Easter is a trea­sured hol­i­day in our house­hold. Some of our favorite craft­ing mem­o­ries are the many happy times spent dec­o­rat­ing and prepar­ing the house for the big day. Every year, we love to kick things off by col­or­ing eggs to dec­o­rate the break­fast table on Easter morning.

Here’s a fun tech­nique for col­or­ing Easter eggs that’s sim­ple enough for the whole fam­ily to enjoy. Let’s jump right in…

Simple DIY Silhouette Easter Eggs Using Stickers

Mate­ri­als

  • Eggs
  • Cups (one for each color of dye you plan to use)
  • Blue, yel­low, and red food coloring
  • Vine­gar (to help set the color)
  • Stick­ers
  • Nap­kins
  • Mini cup­cake lin­ers (optional, for dis­play­ing the fin­ished eggs)
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Step 1
Before get­ting started, you’ll need to wash the eggs. Now would be the time to blow out the eggs as well, if you wish to do so (optional, not required).

Next, fill a cup with water and slowly add yel­low food col­or­ing until you reach the desired color con­sis­tency, fol­lowed by four table­spoons of vine­gar to ensure the color sets. Repeat this process for the blue and red dyes.

Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes

Step 2
First, immerse the egg in the cup with yel­low dye. This will make the sil­hou­ettes left behind by the stick­ers yel­low. Leave the egg in the yel­low dye for about two min­utes, and then lay it on a nap­kin to dry.

Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes

Step 3
Once the egg is dry, place the stick­ers on the sur­face of the egg. Keep in mind that the stick­ers need to be small, oth­er­wise the adhe­sive may not form to the curve of the egg and allow dye to seep through.

After apply­ing the stick­ers, place the egg in the cup with blue dye for two minutes.

Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes

Step 4
Remove the egg from the blue dye and dry with a nap­kin. Take off the stick­ers and admire the lovely new sil­hou­ettes on your Easter egg!

Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes

Don’t For­get To Exper­i­ment!
Try adding the red col­ored dye to the process (or any other color you’d like). We dis­cov­ered, com­pletely by acci­dent, that drip­ping ani­line directly on the egg and then pat­ting with a nap­kin cre­ates a super cool effect:)

Decorating Easter Eggs With Sticker Silhouettes

Now it’s time to arrange the freshly dec­o­rated eggs on your table for Easter break­fast. We decided to use mini cup­cake lin­ers for added decoration.

Happy craft­ing!

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  • http://twitter.com/PippaPatchwork Pippa Patch­work

    So pretty! I remem­ber doing some­thing sim­i­lar when I was younger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.rebelo.925 Jes­sica Rebelo

    Thanks for shar­ing this, is so sim­ple yet so beau­ti­ful, I enjoyed the pic­tures too, can’t wait for my lit­tle one to be old enough to do this together (he is only 15 months!) I Love your blog!

  • http://twitter.com/piccadillytown Lisa Lynn

    This so absolutely adorable! :D
    I’m def­i­nitely putting this on my Pin­ter­est to remem­ber it!
    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

  • http://www.mamabeenoe.blogspot.com/ Brook

    Fab­u­lous Idea! I tried it with my almost two year old and wrote about it on my blog, Mama Bee No E. Thanks for the post.

    http://mamabeenoe.blogspot.com/2013/03/decorating-eggs-with-sticker-silhouette.html