To blow out an egg before decorating: pierce holes at both ends of the egg and carefully use a pin to enlarge them slightly. Blow hard through one hole to remove the contents. Next, rinse out the shell with clean water. To hold the egg in place for painting, carefully insert a wooden stick into the holes (a skewer is ideal) so you have access all the way round.
And now for the fun part... the decorating! Use the matt paint marker to draw rings, spots and other patterns.
Here’s how to activate the edding matt paint marker before use: Shake the marker firmly with the cap still on. Place the nib on some scrap paper and slowly pump it up and down a few times until ink fills the nib. Try out the marker first with a few test strokes. And don’t forget to always replace the cap securely after use.
The best way to make a triangle pattern is to cover up thin strips and colour in the areas in-between with the finer edding 4040 (more experienced users can do this freehand, of course).
Handy tip: If you prefer brightly-coloured eggs, then edding matt paint markers are still the right choice because they come in 12 semi-matt, waterproof shades.
Products and materials
- Blown-out eggs
- Thin wooden stick
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