To blow out the eggs before decorating: pierce a hole at each end of the egg and, using a pin, carefully make the holes a little bigger. Blow hard through one hole to remove the contents. Next, rinse out the shell with clean water. To create the marble effect, paint the hollow eggs with the watercolours. To do this, mount the egg on a wooden stick and moisten with water before applying the watercolour paint with the paintbrush. To make the colours to run into each other, simply use more water. Leave the eggs on the wooden sticks until dry.
Sketch out the letters in pencil first, one letter per egg. The size of the letters should allow enough space for the decorating in step 2. Anything goes – your lettering can be big or small, narrow or broad or, ideally, a combination of styles.
Next, go over the pencil letters with an edding 1455 calligraphy marker in your chosen colour. The markers are ready to use straight away and feature a soft, ultra-flexible calligraphy nib that makes writing and drawing a pleasure from the moment you pick up the pen.
Now decorate the individual letters however you want – with lines, dots, matching patterns, or whatever comes to mind. Let your imagination run wild!
Products and materials
- Blown-out eggs – it’s fine if they vary in size
- Wooden sticks (e.g. skewers)
- Set of watercolour paints
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