- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Hard Boiled or Blown Out Eggs
- Colored Tissue Paper
When Dee had self-contained special needs children, one of their favorite activities was coloring Easter eggs. For this they had at least 2 hard boiled eggs per child. Each child had a small plate of water and several squares of tissue paper, about 1" x 1".
The child dampens the egg and then places many different color squares of tissue paper over the egg, overlapping and moistening as they go. When the egg is completely covered with the tissue paper squares, set it aside for a few minutes. The longer is sits the more color it absorbs; just don't let it dry. After the desired amount of time, remove the tissue paper and you have beautifully decorated eggs.
Really pretty, but be careful to cover cloths and work surfaces before beginning. Everyone's hands will get a little stained but some warm water and soap as soon as possible after finishing works wonders. Most if not all will come right off.
From Sherri - I tried this with some tissue paper I had on hand and the color did not bleed onto the eggs. Perhaps crepe paper would work better or make sure you have a tissue paper that will bleed!