I saw the idea to apply rub-ons to decorate Easter eggs on someone’s page on Facebook, so thought I’d give it a try. I’m sorry I don’t remember who it was (they weren’t one of my "friends"). If it was you, let me know! Such a great idea!
These photos below show the Easter eggs that our 4 year old son, Lochlan, made with me this weekend. First I pricked a hole in each end of the eggs. Then I blew out the contents of the eggs, washed them out and then we both began the decorating.
Most of the examples shown here were made by drawing on designs with a white crayon to create a resist effect with the dye. One was made by cutting designs out of masking tape and applying it to the eggs before dyeing.
The dye we used is simply food colouring mixed into water. I snipped a clothes hanger to form an egg holder. It didn’t work that well though because the egg always floated to the surface of the water! I think it would have been better if there was a loop at the top as well, to hold it into place.
Once the eggs were dipped in the dye, we set them out to dry. This was the hardest part for the little fellow! He was waiting as patiently as possible to for them to dry so he could handle them.
After the eggs dried, we applyed rub-ons to them. The ones we used were Hambly’s. They are a metallic silver in colour. They did wrinkle at some of the points if we positioned the rub-on to high up. They worked better when applied to the centre of the egg.
The little balsa wood tray that is holding the eggs is from the dollar store. I simply put some Scenic Route stickers along the edges to decorate it up a bit.