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Craft Project - Rub-On Eggs
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Everyone is always amazed when they see these eggs. They think they are hand painted and are amazed at the wide variety of styles and patterns I can arrange using rub on transfers. It is very quick and easy to make a whole basket of coordinating eggs for a gift or decoration. They also make great place cards or personalized gifts if you use alphabet or name transfers as shown.
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Rub-On Eggs

Everyone is always amazed when they see these eggs. They think they are hand painted and are amazed at the wide variety of styles and patterns I can arrange using rub on transfers. It is very quick and easy to make a whole basket of coordinating eggs for a gift or decoration. They also make great place cards or personalized gifts if you use alphabet or name transfers as shown below. This project should only be done with Blown Eggs. They will last longer, and some of the techniques used to decorate these eggs might affect hard boiled eggs and make them unsafe to eat. Blown Eggs also will last forever and make great keepsakes or ornaments.

detail of rub-on transferred eggs White or brown blown eggs
Scissors
Small rub-on transfers
Rubbing stick or rounded popsicle stick
Varnish (optional)
Gold ornament caps
Hot glue gun

Wash and dry the eggs well. Decide on how you want to decorate your egg. Cut out the designs you have chosen from the transfer paper, making sure to keep the tissue paper detail of rub-on transferred eggsintact so you can move the design around. Using the cut out designs, finalize how you want to decorate your egg. Once you have the design finalized, smooth the first transfer out on the egg and very gently rub with a rubbing stick, making sure the entire transfer adheres to the egg. Repeat with any additional transfers until the egg is completely decorated. For a more durable or shiny decoration, cover with varnish. The varnish also makes the egg stronger and less likely to crack or break. Let dry thoroughly. Add an ornament cap with the hot glue gun to the top of the egg if you are planning on hanging the eggs.



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Decorating Eggs : Exquisite Designs With Wax & DyeDecorating Eggs : Exquisite Designs With Wax & Dye
by Jane Pollak
If you are looking for absolutely incredible ideas for decorating eggs, you cannot go wrong with this book! It has some of the most gorgeous patterns techniques you will find anywhere. Filled with full-color photographs and detailed instructions, it is very user friendly. Learn how to quilt dye, Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Dying), about traditional designs, the history behind egg dying, symbolism, basic techniques, and much more. Hands down, it is the best resource I have ever found for decorating eggs in these styles.








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