Every Easter season (or Pascha as we call it in our Greek Orthodox home), my daughter and I enjoy making a different kind of Easter egg craft. This year we tried glittered eggs. A few years ago I saw a Martha Stewart segment on how to glitter eggs. Looked easy enough and not too intimidating.
First, we blow out about a dozen eggs. You can buy a yolk blower to help get the yolk out. I just put the egg in the egg crate it comes in to position it. I then poke holes in both sides of the egg using a large needle. You can tap the needle with a small hammer to get it going. My secret: I then use the metal skewer you get with a turkey roasting kit and move it around the inside of the egg to break up the yolk. I then use only the rubber handle of a turkey baster, covering one of the holes entirely. I then squeeze. This pushes the yolk outside the other end. I do it quite a few times. This is the fastest technique I’ve found. And, the best thing is that I already had everything in my kitchen! (Martha Stewart suggests an ear syringe)
Once the eggs are blown out, cleaned by rinsing with water and dried, I just followed Martha Stewart’s instructions:
- Place an egg on a glitter tray or paper plate to catch excess glitter. Pour glue into disposable cup. With a foam brush, spread glue over half of the surface of the egg.
- If necessary, dilute the glue with a little water. Blend two parts glue to one part water to an even consistency. A thickerlayer of glue takes longer to dry, but will hold the glitter better
- Sprinkle glitter over glue, covering completely. Shake off excess glitter onto tray, plate or bowl, and let dry (test after an hour).
- Tip glitter from tray or plate back into bottle.
- Repeat glittering process on other half of egg.
Visit http://www.marthastewart.com/266727/basic-egg-techniques for more beautiful egg techniques. She suggests displaying them in glass hurricane vases. I already had some small square glass vases that I used when decorating tables for my son’s baptism reception, so I used those! Hurrican vases can be a bit expensive.