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Paint your own Easter Minions with hard-boiled eggs!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

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a)     Paper plate
b)     Hard-boiled eggs
c)     Peel-off googly eyes – You’ll need 1 or 2 eyes for each egg, depending on how you want them to look.  Make sure to get the kind with the sticky backs so you don’t need glue.
d)    Black sharpie – medium or large sharpies are fine, but avoid fine point.
e)    Blue, yellow and white paint - washable paint works well.
f)     Foam brushes – you’ll need 2 brushes, one for yellow and one for blue.
g)    Blow dryer
h)    Paper towels
i)     Pencil
j)     Rubberband (optional)
k)    Toothpicks (optional)

Step 2: Draw a line around the egg to separate yellow and blue

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Using a pencil, draw a straight line completely around the egg.  You can place the line at whatever height you want depending on how high you want the blue (pants) to go.  To make an easy straight line:

a)    Place the egg right side up (small or skinny side up) in a corner spot in an egg carton.
b)    Place your pencil on the edge of the carton so it is writing on the egg.
c)    Slowly spin the egg so the pencil makes a thin, straight line around the egg.

(See picture for help with steps b, c and d, or see "Troubleshooting" step for additional help.)

Step 3: Mix Paints (optional)

a)    Depending on the color of your paints, you may want to darken/lighten them.  In our example, we were happy with the colors so we didn’t mix paints.
b)    If you want a lighter color, use a toothpick to mix the original color paint and a small amount of white paint on a paper plate.  Continue adjusting using white to lighten until desired color is obtained.  (If you add too much white, add more of the original color to darken paint.)
c)    Use toothpicks to mix paint if desired.

Step 4: Paint the bottom half of the egg blue

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a)      Using the foam brush and the blue paint, paint the bottom half of the egg solid blue.
b)      Use the blowdryer to speed the drying time.  Hold the dryer about 5 inches away from the egg.  The egg may “sweat”, so use a paper towel to dab it dry as needed.
c)      Once the paint is dry, a second coat may be added if desired.

Step 5: Paint the top half of the egg yellow

a)      Using the foam brush and the yellow paint, paint the top half of the egg solid yellow.  Be careful to not paint over the blue paint.
b)      Use the blow dryer to speed the drying time.  Hold the dryer about 5 inches away from the egg.  The egg may “sweat”, so use a paper towel to dab it dry as needed.
c)      Once the paint is dry, a second coat may be added if desired.

Step 6: Sketch the face using a pencil

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a) This is where creativity comes into play. Have fun with the design of the mouth, eyebrows, hair, etc.
b) Make sure to make your sketch light. If you want to erase it, be careful to not scratch off the paint in the process.

Step 7: Attach eyes

a) Remove eyes from pad.
b) Remove the plastic back to reveal sticky surface.
c) Place the eyes on the egg in the sketch already made for the face.

Step 8: Draw a black band around the head at the level of the eye(s)

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a) Trace the band before you draw it in sharpie.
b) see the picture for an idea of what it should look like.

Step 9: Draw mouth and hair using a sharpie

a) This should just be tracing the sketch you made in step 5.

Step 10: Add other features as desired (optional)

Have fun!

Step 11: Troubleshooting

If you are unsatisfied with the line you drew in step 2, try securing a rubber band around the middle of the egg at the desired height and tracing the edge of the rubber band with your pencil.

These are so cute!

Love it!!!!!!!!!!

Eeee! Googly eye! I love it :D