How to make Pretty DIY Leaf Egg Painting

How to make Pretty DIY Leaf Egg Painting step by step tutorial

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This is a nice project just for a fun decoration. Boil some eggs and spend 30 minute quality time with kids and keep a long-lasting good memory.

Total Time : 1 to 2 hours
Ages : preschooler

Instead of opting for the classic egg-dyeing technique this Easter, turn a new leaf with this reverse-stenciling method.

What you’ll need:

Small flat leaves (we used fern, cilantro, dill, thyme, and mint leaves)
Hard-boiled white eggs
Nylon stockings, cut into 3-inch-long sections
Rubber bands
Water
White vinegar
Food coloring
Large glasses, one for each dye bath (be sure they’re wide enough to hold an egg)
Spoon

How to make it:

1. How to … Make Leaf Print Eggs – Step 1

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Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with a section of nylon stocking to hold it in place.

2. How to … Make Leaf Print Eggs – Step 2

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Pull together both open ends of the stocking, then twist the ends together and secure them with a rubber band.

3. How to … Make Leaf Print Eggs – Step 3

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For each dye bath, mix 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring in a glass. Carefully submerge the nylon-wrapped egg in the bath and let it soak for about 4 minutes.

4. How to … Make Leaf Print Eggs – Step 4

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Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye bath and set it on a covered work surface. Carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf. Allow the egg to dry completely before further handling it. via spoonful

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