I came across this amazing post from the Le Papier Studio with an idea for decorating Easter eggs with silhouette shapes. The thought of adding these designs to an egg immediately made me turn to my Silhouette for shapes.
I came up with fun images for my kids to decorate their eggs with, organized them on a page, and then cut them out on to regular contact paper.
There are a few ways that you can create the silhouettes on your eggs.
- Color the egg then add a sticker for a stark, crisp, white decoration.
- Add the sticker to the egg then add to dye.
- Add the stickers in layers, alternating lighter to darker colors of egg dye, and adding designs as you go.
You can see in this egg where my daughter used the third technique (which we found to be the most fun). She started with a dyed yellow egg, then added a chick silhouette.
She then submerged the egg into pink dye for a final result of a yellow chick on a pink egg.
Here is another example with the same technique.
We found intricate designs best for wrapping around the egg, as they had a little more flexibility. You can see in this egg, where I removed part of the design and what was left was the silhouette of the design. So pretty!
One more tip is that the contact paper holds better to room temperature or warm eggs.
We also found today's steal, the Prima Patterned Ribbon Spools, to be a perfect companion for spicing up a regular egg. After dying the eggs, a simple band of ribbon hot glued around the center of the egg truly added a unique and decorative touch!
Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Easter!