Eggs- blown out or raw. For kids, hard boil them, but these will not be for eating
Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue- we used the Brights Collection
Rubber bands (optional)
Step 1: Getting Started
For some simple quick and easy eggs, grab one or two colors of tissues and roughly pleat them. Then sandwich or wrap an egg between the tissue(s) and tie the ends off with rubber bands.
Step 2: Saturating the Tissue
Grab the brush and apply the water to the tissue covered egg, you want to make sure it is really saturated and that the tissue is sticking on to the shell. Set it aside to dry.
Pro-tip: use a mist sprayer to saturate the tissue covered egg!
Step 3: On to the Confetti!
Admire your pile of confetti and try to resist tossing it around (we know it is hard but we promise you can play with the leftovers later!)
Grab an egg (gently!) and your brush. Apply the vinegar water to your egg (or just dunk it) to moisten the whole surface.
Place pieces of tissue on the egg, work as quickly as you can and cover the whole egg, if the shell starts to dry out just use your brush to dab a little more vinegar water onto the shell. Once you are happy with the coverage, set the egg aside to dry in the carton and start on your next one. Have fun playing around with the colors and their placement!
We got lazy toward the end and just started rolling wet eggs in the confetti pile, this works too and is fun and random.
Pro-tip: It can help to go back and dampen the tissue if it looks a little dry with the brush, or mist sprayer, especially if you roll the egg in the confetti vs applying it a piece at a time.
Step 4: Once Dry, Remove Confetti and Enjoy!
Admire your unique one of a kind eggs! If you have blown them out you can run a ribbon through the eggs and hang them. Raw eggs must be handled very carefully but eventually the insides will dry out and they can be displayed as whole eggs for years to come. If you hard boiled the eggs for the kids, once you have enjoyed them for a while you can crack and peel them. The insides should not be eaten but you can use the colorful shell pieces in other crafts.