- Jelly Beans (we used small)
- Stretchy jewelry making string .5mm
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Find silhouette images you like on-line and print out to a size of aprox. 1" by 1" ( I just did a silhouette search on google images for flowers, bunnies, deer, chicks, birds, I forgot to do lambs....whatever you like)
Step 2: Cut out image, and transfer paper, then tape to egg. (I cut the transfer paper slightly larger than the image so the tape would hold it in place...since the egg is round, cut slits through the image and transfer paper where there is plain white space to help the image 'bend' around the egg.)
Step 3: Trace around the edge of sillouette...firm enough to have image transfer, but don't crack the egg!
Step 4: Pull off tape, paper and transfer paper. Use a small eraser to remove extra graphite that may have transferred to egg (don't worry about graphite tracings left inside of the silhouette image since those will be covered).
Step 5: Using a fine-tip glue pen, trace around edge of sillouette and fill in the middle (This and the next step have to be done fairly quickly, since the glue pen dries rather quick).
Step 6: Sprinkle Glitter (make sure it's ultra-fine!) over image, and shake off extra. Then allow to dry.
Step 7: Brush over egg gently, using a soft bristle brush, to remove extra glitter. Mine is a make-up brush! Make sure the glue is completely dry, 25-20 min. I just finished all my eggs, then went back and brushed them all off from 1st to last, and they were just fine.
Now you're done! Hang on a Twig 'Tree' or place in basket or bowl and enjoy for easter! If you do this craft, leave a comment here and the web address of your post. I'd love to see how your turns out, and I'm sure others would as well!
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2. Poke the Pin into the hole on the bottom (I know this is on the top...it's just so you can see it) and wiggle it around to puncture the yoke sack, and make it easier for the egg to come out.
3. Hold the Nasal Aspirator up to the top hole and gently squeeze....forcing air in and egg out!
This is a lung and mouth saver, but if you force the air in too fast, you WILL crack the egg, and the effort is wasted....so be patient. You may have to periodically poke to pin back up the hole on the bottom to help keep the yoke coming out.
4. Rinse under warm water, and allow to dry completely before decoration...this may take up to 2 0r 3 days, depending on the size of the holes.
(the egg pictured here has a side hole, just so you can see what I was talking about earlier in step 1)
Give it a few tries, it takes a while to become quick and efficient at this. But now I keep my aspirator in my kitchen baking utensil drawer, and whenever I have extra time when I'm baking, I blow out the eggs I'm using (because I hate waste), and save them for a future craft.
Oh No! When Technology goes right, it's awesome.......but when it goes bad, it's really bad!
Anyway, I had some technical blog problems yesterday, so if you were visiting, I'm so sorry! I think they're all fixed now, except for my 'buttons.'
If you had one of my old buttons, they now say "Upgrade to photoshop pro".....Nice.
So grab one of my New Buttons (Top Right), I Have one for this blog and one for my on-line store. Sorry for the inconvienince, and three Big Cheers for my Big Sis at cornercrafts.blogspot.com for staying up all night to fix my problems for me!
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