There are so many really cool methods for dying eggs for Easter, don’t you think? Pinterest is exploding with them! I think my favorite is this classic! I also really love this idea for tissue paper egg dyeing from which I am partially taking my process inspiration from for today.
Have you ever gotten an ink jet print-out wet and noticed how the colors run (not so much the black)? It made me wonder if you could use ink-jet print-outs as egg decorating transfers. I tried it and it worked (when you use just the right amount of water). So follow my instructions carefully for best results!
What you’ll need…
- A small dish of water with a few drops of vinegar
- Hard-boiled or raw eggs (to then be blown-out)
- Ink-jet printer and paper
- Plastic wrap pieces large enough to wrap each egg
- Gather your eggs (hard boiled or raw to be blown-out after)
- Print-out the following PFD in color with an INK-JET printer (or use your own designs): Easter Egg Transfers
- Stack print-out with 2 blank sheets and cut around the designs
- Dip the 2 blank pieces of paper in water solution and shake off excess
- Place them in the center of one of the plastic wrap pieces
- Place the third piece (with design) on the wet pieces face up
- Place egg on stack and tightly wrap the plastic wrap around egg
- Press flat the kinks in the paper and set in egg carton
- Unwrap the eggs after about 30 minutes