- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 20 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.
- Coffee Filter
- Food Coloring
- Drinking Straw
Cut the coffee filter into an oval (egg) shape. Measure out about 1/4 cut of water into a glass dish or cup. Add a few drops of food coloring at a time to the water until you get the desired color. Repeat this for however many different colors you want. Once your colors are mixed you can use the straw to add colors to your egg shape.
Dip a straw into the desired color. Cover the end of your straw with your finger so the colored water stays in it. Move the straw to your filter and hold it over the area you want colored. Remove your finger from the end of the straw and the colored water will run onto the egg. Repeat this for as many colors as you want to use. For more variety, use both a large drinking straw and a small straw made for stirring drinks.
Once you are done coloring your egg, set it aside to dry and then display it with pride. You can also give it as an Easter gift or attach it to a piece of folded card stock to make an Easter card like this one.