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Project

Glittered Easter Eggs

Studding your lawn with these fluorescent gems not only gives little egg hunters a leg up, but also lends a shot of rowdy neon to a holiday otherwise characterized by polite pastels.

Introduction

Neon food color and egg dyemccormick.com. Neon glitter 12-pack, by Martha Stewart Crafts, MarthaStewartCrafts.com.

Get more Easter egg ideas on our Egg Dyeing 101 iPhone app.

Materials

  • 10-inch square of 1/2-inch-thick foam board
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Glitter
  • Dyed eggs
  • Craft glue
  • Spoon
  • Brush

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Before you get started, make an egg-drying rack: Cut a 10-inch square from 1/2-inch-thick foam board.

  2. Step 2

    Draw a grid on the foam board using a pencil and a ruler, and insert pins where the lines of the grid intersect.

  3. Step 3

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    Brush half an egg with craft glue, and sprinkle with glitter (it's best to use glitter in the same shade as the dyed egg to intensify the color).

  4. Step 4

    Place the egg on the rack, glitter side up, to dry. 

  5. Step 5

    Repeat on the other side of the egg.

Reviews (4)

  • Stanglov3r 16 Apr, 2014

    I wish there was a way I could post my finished product. I successfully doctorates these eggs about a year ago. I used a spray craft glue in place of brushing the glue in and sprinkled the glitter with a spoon. Yes this project can be messy but the finish product is festive and fun. Will be doing again this year !

  • PamBarone 8 Apr, 2014

    I was worried about whether the glitter itself is edible. I also tried dry jello powder. This project made a wonderful mess and I will definitely be on the lookout for edible glitter.

  • Lisa Mcalister-Aydin 30 Mar, 2013

    I don't understand the picture makes it look like you are painting the egg with the glitter. But the instructions say use the same color glitter as the dyed egg. Why is the egg in the picture white?

  • michguy1019 8 Mar, 2013

    For styrofoam or cardboard eggs, use 12" bamboo wooden skewers and insert into the bottom of the egg. It's far easier and faster to apply paint or glue undercoat - and the glitter or other choices of finish. Insert the finished egg into florist foam to let them dry. When dry, remove the skewer and put a drop of paint in the [filtered word] it left in the egg and cover with finish product. Dozens of eggs can be done this way quickly.