All thumbs? No problem. Fingertips coated with paint create perfect tiny templates for mini animals, Easter eggs, faces, and more.
To get the fun under way, first boil your eggs for 15 minutes and then let them cool completely. Protect your work area with newspaper and set out the supplies needed for each technique.
Note: If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes. Click here for the USDA's tips on Easter and Passover egg safety.
To put your prints to work, pour a bit of acrylic paint onto a paper plate. Dip your thumb
or finger into the paint, dab off any excess, then press it against the egg.
Let the paint dry completely before adding details with a fine-point permanent marker.
For more egg dyeing techniques:
Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique
Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique
Egg Dyeing: Lightbulb Sleeves Technique
Egg Dyeing: Rubber Bands Technique
Egg Dyeing: Sticker Stencils Technique
Egg Dyeing: String Technique
Egg Dyeing: Tissue Paper Technique