Expand your lettering skills to an egg for Easter. Using transfer paper and your scrapbooking pens, it's easy to decorate a one-of-a-kind egg to add to the Easter Bunny's stash of hidden eggs.
- Lettering and flower pattern (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)
- Chicken egg
- Dremel Moto Tool or cuticle scissors
- Bulb syringe
- 1/8"-diameter wooden dowel and masking tape
- Brown watercolor paint and small paintbrush
- Black fine-tip marking pen
Use a Dremel Moto Tool or a pair of cuticle scissors to carefully cut a hole slightly larger than 1/8" diameter at each end of the egg (see Step 1 ).
2. Place a bulb syringe in one of the holes and blow the contents of the egg out through the other end (see Step 2). Rinse the inside of the egg with mild soap, water, and a very small amount of bleach. Let dry.
3. Keep the egg free of fingerprints by carefully sliding a 1/8"-diameter dowel through the egg holes. To prevent the egg from sliding, place masking tape at each end where the egg meets the dowel (see Step 3).
4. Load a small amount of brown watercolor paint onto a paintbrush, and using your thumb, "flick" the brush to splatter paint onto the egg. Using the pattern in the pattern section, trace the words "Easter Greetings" and the flowers onto tracing paper. Using transfer paper, center and transfer the pattern onto the egg.
Continued on page 5: Easter with My Three Girls