Today marks the first in a series of Easter egg crafts that I did back at Christmas! I was busy creating for Take A Break magazine that I got slightly too involved and created 3 more Easter projects! Here is how to make these copper leaf Easter eggs.
I have included links to where I bought everything too, to make it super easy for you. (affiliate links)
- Plastic eggs (I chose ones that have hooks with them so they can be hung). BUY HERE. You can use real eggs but they will need to be white shelled eggs.
- Food colouring. BUY HERE.
- Copperleaf. BUY HERE
- Cocktail sticks (optional)
- PVA glue. BUY HERE.
- 2 small paint brushes
Step 1: Put a few drops of food colouring into a glass of water. Put the eggs into the glass making sure that the water just covers the egg. The amount you add will determine the final colour.
Step 2: Every so often, move the egg around within the glass to ensure it is being dyed evenly. As it is hollow it will float to the top meaning the underside is getting dyed more. However, I quite like the tie dye effect which happens if it is not perfect!
Step 3: Remove and leave to dry. I did this by pushing a cocktail stick into the hole, then pushing this into an egg box.
Step 4: When dry, apply using a paintbrush, apply PVA glue to part of the egg.
Step 5: Using the tweezers, carefully stick strips of copper leaf to the glue. You may want this to be perfect or like me, a bit more haphazard!
Step 6: When the glue is dry, using a clean dry paintbrush, carefully wipe away any excess copper leaf. Hang from an Easter tree or simply display in bowls!
For more Easter crafts check out these blogs:
How to make an Easter bunny wreath
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