Funny thing about this week…..I was actually supposed to be in Plano, Texas today! I am doing something with JCPenney (don’t tell anyone…it’s a secret!) and apparently that’s where their headquarters is! Who knew!? :-) Anyway, the trip had to be rescheduled for later this spring, but since I’d already lined up this adorable guest post from It’s Always Autumn I decided to just go with it! I think you’ll all be glad I did.
I don’t know about you, but I get a little tired of getting on Pinterest this time of year and seeing 1,001 different ways to DYE Easter eggs! I get it, we all like pretty Easter eggs….but come on! lol. Autumn has taken “dyeing” Easter eggs to a whole new level of cute AND cool! I hope you love it as much as I do! Take it away Autumn…………
Hello again! It’s Autumn here, from It’s Always Autumn, back to share another super easy project: hipster Easter eggs!
These Easter eggs are SO. MUCH. FUN. and thanks to printable tattoo paper they’re extremely easy to make. Younger kids will be excited about the chance to give their eggs a tattoo, while older kids and teens will love the hipster-ish designs.
Seriously, how awesome is this guy?
Temporary tattoo paper can be found on Amazon for $10 for 2 printable sheets, and you can easily decorate 30 eggs with each sheet. You can print anything you’d like and then transfer it onto a hard boiled egg! I created this free printable sheet with 30 hipster egg tattoos that you can download by CLICKING HERE.
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The images are designed backwards because they get reversed when you transfer them onto the eggs.
You can use this printable to make eggs like these:
I dyed a few of my eggs first and mixed in a couple of brown eggs because they looked so pretty, but you can use this technique on plain old white eggs for a mess-free alternative to dyeing eggs. Want to see how easy this is? Here’s what you do:
The tattoo paper comes with 2 printable sheets (white) and two adhesive sheets (clear with a green backing). Print out the designs on one of the white sheets and let it dry (mine only took a few seconds to dry). As directed on the package, cover the designs with one of the adhesive sheets and use something hard and flat (I used a pancake turner spatula) to rub the adhesive down onto the designs. The package instructions include directions for cutting your tattoos out using a cutting machine – just ignore that info.
At this point your tattoos are ready to be cut apart and applied.
1 – Trim around your design, leaving a small border around it as shown.
2 – Peel off the clear plastic portion. As you peel, you should see adhesive on your printed design.
3 – Place the design where you want it on your egg.
4 – Cover the tattoo with a damp cloth, gently pressing down to form the tattoo paper to the curve of the egg. Wait 10-15 seconds.
5 – Carefully remove the paper, leaving your design on the egg.
It’s a really simple process – everyone’s probably applied a temporary tattoo before, but there are a few tips I learned:
First – DO NOT use super cold eggs straight from the fridge. The tattoos will not adhere. We hardboiled some eggs, let them cool to room temp in cold water, then dried them and applied tattoos and it worked great. I refrigerated a couple extra eggs and tried adding more tattoos the next day when they were straight out of the fridge: no go. If you’re using eggs from the fridge you can let them sit in warm water for a few minutes to bring them to room temperature before adding tattoos. (If you’re planning to eat the eggs, you might want to boil, cool to room temp, decorate, then refrigerate right away as opposed to chilling, warming back up, and chilling again.)
Next – temporary tattoos are made for flat surfaces and eggs aren’t flat, so you may end up with a few wrinkles in your designs once applied (look at the “good” on the first egg below). Use extra large eggs to minimize the chance of wrinkles.
If you look closely you’ll see that there is a slightly visible “film” around the design – that film is a little bit more visible on brown eggs than white eggs, and was actually less visible on the dyed eggs.
Remember, you can print ANYTHING and transfer it onto your eggs (just make sure you reverse the image before printing!).
My kids and I made some LEGO guy eggs last week: