Take a less traditional approach to dying Easter eggs this year and dazzle them instead! With a few $1 supplies from your local Dollar Tree, create your very own dazzling bejeweled Easter eggs! Simple to make and gorgeous to look at, you and your family will have so much fun making these eggs. Plus, if you use faux eggs instead of real eggs you can keep them for years to come without having to worry that they will go bad!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 6-pk. Eggs (Frozen/Refrigerated Stores only) or 6-pk. Faux Eggs
- 6-pc. Art Palettes
- 5-pc. Glitter (Assorted Colors)
- 5-pc. Metal Brushes
- Glass Bead Sets (Assorted Colors)
- 55-pc. Jewels & Gems (Assorted Colors)
- Assorted Sequins
- Craft Adhesive
- 2-pk. Metal Craft Containers
- Hot Glue Sticks
- 4″ Glass Candle Holders
- Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)
- Small Kitchen Bowls
- Safety Pins
Time to Decorate Eggs:
- For real eggs, (kids love this because it is kinda gross, plus it’s a great weekend breakfast treat: You can make scrambled eggs later), use the safety pin to make a 1/8″ hole at the base of your egg, and a tiny pin hole at the top of the egg. Over a bowl or sink, gently blow on the top of the egg until the contents of the egg end up into the bowl. Use the pin to break the yolk so it’s easier to remove, then rinse with water and allow to dry. For faux eggs, you can skip this step.
- Pour beads of each color into individual small bowls (like you are dyeing them with beads)!
- Pour a small amount of craft adhesive into one of the metal craft containers. If you keep the container closed the glue will remain sticky in between projects.
- Coat one side of the hollow egg with craft adhesive using the metal handled brushes, then allow the egg to sit 5-10 minutes in the bowl of beads with the glue side down.
- Once the glue dries, repeat with adhesive and “bead dip” on the other side for 5-10 minutes. Add beads individually to any sections where space is not covered with beads, sequins or glitter. Allow 5-10 minutes to dry using palette to hold.
- Using hot glue, add jewels and gems in matching colors to the eggs. Then secure eggs to the candleholders with another few drops of hot glue.
Eggstatic over these Easter ideas? Then you will love this adorable table garland and egg topiaries!