Still needing a little inspiration for Easter eggs? I saw some eggs like these in Family Circle magazine last month and knew I'd be trying them out. I had the golden Sharpie marker from making my Names of Jesus Wreath at Christmas, so I was all set to make the Touch of Gold Easter Eggs.
First, we blew out some eggs. Start by carefully piercing the ends of the eggs, with the larger hole being on the bottom. We used a thumb tack to do this.
Insert a small straw into the egg and poke around a bit to bust up the yolk. Then, blow out the egg. This takes some good lung power. I enlisted a helper ;-) Finish up by rinsing the egg out and letting it dry. I also baked mine in a 300 degree oven for about 10 minutes to make sure the insides were completely dried out.
Then, take your golden Sharpie marker and start designing your eggs. Be very careful as the egg shells are pretty fragile.
I did one with polka dots and one with stripes. (Looks like my stripes are a little wonky.) I made a real pretty one with "He is Risen" written on it, but then dropped it. :-( You can kind of see it in the next picture.
My daughter made this one with flowers and another beautiful one with a cross.
That's it. The design possibilities are endless. So, have you started decorating your eggs yet? What's you favorite method of Easter egg preparation? Do you blow the eggs out or hard boil them?