Create your own Easter decorations that look so good your friends will think you have bought them from a shop! This Easter egg crafts project is super easy and takes about 20 minutes in total.
- Plastic eggs (I bought online with hooks attached so they can be hung). BUY HERE. Alternatively, use white real eggs
- Nail varnish of your choice
- Disposable bowl
- Disposable stirrer (I used a straw)
- Disposable gloves
- Cocktail sticks
- Empty egg box
Step 1: If you are using real white eggs, hard boil them or blow out the egg. Please note that once you have created this project, the eggs cannot be eaten as the nail varnish is toxic. If you are using plastic eggs that can then be used again and again, clean them to remove any residue and dry them fully. Remove the hooks if they have them.
Step 2: Add lukewarm water to the bowl, enough to cover the whole egg. The water must be lukewarm for the project to work.
Step 3: Gently add two to three drops of nail varnish into the water. It should form a fine film on the surface. If the drops fall to the bottom, your water is too cold.
Step 4: Wearing disposable gloves, gently place the egg in the bowl and twist it to cover the egg in the nail varnish film. This can be done as many times as you want.
TOP TIP – To create a marble effect that looks natural, leave some of the egg without nail varnish on.
Step 5: You will need to continue to add a few drops each time for every egg.
Step 6: The eggs now need to dry. I positioned a cocktail stick into the hole where the hook goes and prodded them into an empty egg box. They dry quickly so this stage needs to happen fast so plan how you are going to dry them in advance!
TOP TIP: Try using multiple coloured nail varnishes for an ombre or rainbow effect. Or use a new bowl and nail varnish colour for each egg.
Display in pretty ceramic bowls as a centrepiece or hang from twigs in your favourite vase.
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