Easter craft - how to make painted eggs

It's a classic Easter tradition - follow our simple step-by-step instructions for beautiful decorated eggs

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  • Let's get crafty...

    What you'll need:

    • Mug
    • Eggs
    • White glue
    • Paintbrush
    • Tissue paper
    • Bright paints

    *Adult supervision required

  • Step 1

    Tap an egg sharply on the rim of a mug to make a crack. Then, using your fingers, carefully break it in half over the cup to get rid of the yolk.

  • Step 2

    Wash the two pieces of shell carefully and leave to dry. Then, hold one half and paint white glue along its cracked edge. 

  • Step 3

    Carefully fit the other half on top and brush glue along the crack to seal. Place it in an egg carton to dry. 

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  • Step 4

    Rip a piece of tissue paper into small pieces and then brush the top half of the egg with white glue. 

  • Step 5

    Press pieces of the tissue onto the glue and continue to brush on until the top half is completely covered. Leave to dry. 

  • Step 6

    Holding the top half, cover the bottom of the egg with tissue paper and glue the same way you did in steps 4 and 5. 

  • Step 7

    Mix some bright paints with a little white glue on an old plate. Paint one half of the egg in a block colour, leave to dry and then paint the other half the same. When dry, use a thin paintbrush to decorate it with flowers, hearts or spots. 

    Why not try... Making a whole tray of funky eggs to use in an egg hunt. 

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  • For more ideas...

    This and other Easter crafts can be found in Easter Things to Make and Do(£4.99, Usborne).

    We've got lots more Easter crafts to make for and with your kids