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DIY Easter Eggs Over Easy

@Home with Maddy

Project article and photographs

by  Madeleine M Langlois,  MaddyLane Designs


For the fun of making egg-ceptional colourful Mod-style Easter eggs


Miy Easter project; Mod-Style Groovy Easter Eggs


Hands-on time: About 45 minutes per dozen.

Total time: if using vanish, add two hours for drying time.

Skill: Easy, suitable for children. (teacher & classroom friendly).

Cost estimate: Only pennies per egg.


Materials & tools:


• Hard-boiled eggs

• Newspapers

• Tea-lights (bases only)

For tie-dye Easter eggs:

• Wax crayons (I recommend Crayola brand, they have the best pigmentation)

• Crayon sharpener

• Small disposable paper plates

• Egg carton container

• Elastic bands (optional)

For tissue-paper Easter eggs:

• Small bowl of water

• Craft tissue paper in assorted colours

• Scissors, to cut out geometric shapes (optional)

• A flat paint brush

• Mod-Podge medium, brush on varnish


(Materials for this project are available arts, crafts and dollar stores)



This Easter, create egg-ceptional colourful mod-style Easter eggs with simple tie-dye

and tissue-paper techniques. Decorating Easter eggs has never been easier or less

messy than with traditional food-colouring dyes. This project is perfect for art class or

to do at home with the kids.


Egg safety: Store eggs in refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Place the eggs