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How to make a good egg

Here are some tips for accessorizing eggs, based on ideas from Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, co-hosts of DIY Network’s “Creative Juice.”

Confetti Eggs

Supplies:

Eggs

Dyes

Large needle

Skewer

Drying rack

Confetti

Tape

Trimmings

Construction paper

Glue

Directions:

  • Dye egg using your choice of dyes, and dry.

  • Using a large needle, make a hole in one end of the egg. Gently pierce the egg until the opening is about the size of a penny. Insert the skewer into the egg and stir to break up egg white and yolk. Carefully dump contents, rinse egg and invert onto a rack for drying.

  • Roll a piece of paper into a funnel. Insert the small end of the funnel into the egg and fill the egg with confetti. Seal the hole on the egg with a piece of tape. Trim egg as desired with paint, glitter, ribbon, etc.

  • Crack the egg on top of an unsuspecting friend!

    Note: If you want to further obscure the taped-over hole, Filian and Piacenza suggest taking this step before trimming the egg: Create a cone from a square piece of paper and secure with tape. Place egg, tape side down, inside the cone, and glue into place. Decorate cone.

    Decoupaged Eggs

    Supplies:

    Eggs

    Magazines, gift wrap or greeting cards

    Small or medium paintbrush

    Decoupage medium or white glue

    Directions:

  • Cut out pictures or designs from magazines, gift wrap or greeting cards.

  • Place on clean eggs (previously dyed if desired) with a small dot of glue. Using a medium paintbrush, coat egg with a decoupage medium or a mixture of white glue and water, covering the cut-out.

  • You may need several layers of glue, drying in between coats.

    Melissa Rayworth
    For The Associated Press

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