How to Decorate a Hard Boiled Egg

Three Methods:PreparationLeaf PatternSticker Pattern

Decorating eggs, especially hard-boiled ones, is loads of fun. If you want to learn how to do it, read on.

Method 1
Preparation

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    Get your eggs. Make sure they're hard-boiled.
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    Buy some opaque socks (preferably the longer type). Pantyhose will work very well.

Method 2
Leaf Pattern

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    In your garden, pick some leaves that you think are pretty.
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    Place the leaf on the egg where you want the pattern to be.
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    Put the egg and leaf in the sock and tie it together with an elastic. Make sure the leaf lays flat on the egg and won't move.
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    Boil some water and put 10 drops of food dye and 1 tbsp. of vinegar in it.
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    When the water's boiling, put the egg into the water.
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    Constantly check it to make sure that the egg turns the colour it's intended to be.
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    When the egg turns the right colour, take it out of the water and put it in a safe place to cool down.
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    When the egg is cool, take it out of the sock. There should be a print of the leaf on the egg.

Method 3
Sticker Pattern

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    Get some stickers.
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    Put the sticker on the egg (should be loose).
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    Put the egg in the sock.
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    Once again boil some water with 10 drops of food dye and 1 tbsp. of vinegar in it.
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    Put the egg in and constantly check it.
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    When it turns the right colour, you should see the sticker has tightened.
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    When the eggs are ready, cool them down.
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    Take them out of the sock.
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    Finished!
    • If none of these ideas work, then you could always buy some paint and a fine brush and paint patterns on it.

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