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Decoupage Easter eggs

Use colorful party napkins to decorate eggs for a bright, new look in your Easter basket.


Most of our chickens lay brown eggs so we are always looking for fun ways for the kids to color them. This one worked well, transforming our darker eggs into colorful Easter eggs.


  • Hard boiled eggs, any color
  • 1 tbsp. glue, thinned with a few drops of water
  • Paintbrush
  • Colorful napkins or crepe paper
  • Scissors




  • Have your child cut patterns stripes or images out of the paper napkins.
  • Dab some glue onto the egg, and then apply the paper cutout. Brush a little more glue on.
  • Let the glue dry thoroughly.



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Thanks to http://dizzymaiden.tumblr.com for the idea


How to Hard Boil Eggs from SimplyRecipes.com

Put the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, covered by at least an inch or two of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will help keep them from cracking. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat for a few seconds.

Reduce the heat to low, return the pan to the burner. Let simmer for one minute.

After a minute, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl of ice water. Once cooled, strain the water from the eggs. Store the eggs in a covered container (eggs can release odors) in the refrigerator. They should be eaten within 5 days.


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This entry was posted on February 22, 2013 by in Crafts, Easter and tagged , , , .
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