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How to Celebrate Easter

Posted: 21 Apr 2019 09:00 AM PDT

Easter is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians, but non-religious people often mark the day, too. Religiously, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Non-religious celebrations include things like brunches, family get-togethers, and activities like painting eggs. Regardless of your reasons for celebrating Easter, there are many things you can do to commemorate the day.

EditSteps

EditMaking Easter Fun for Kids

  1. Paint eggs. You can buy an egg painting kit at nearly any supermarket around the Easter months. Hard boil some eggs and let your children have fun decorating them for the Easter holidays.[1]
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    • Usually, you place dye of different colors in various cups. Eggs are then dunked in the dye to add color.
    • Make sure your kids wear old clothing when decorating eggs. It can get very messy.
  2. Have an Easter egg hunt. An iconic part of Easter is the Easter egg hunt. You can have kids hide real boiled eggs they decorated. However, you can also fill plastic eggs with treats and hide them throughout your home.[2]
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    • If opting for plastic eggs, you can provide things like Cheerios and pretzels if you want healthier snacks. Religious families sometimes put Bible verses on pieces of paper in plastic eggs.
    • Keep track of where you hid all the eggs, in case they are not all found by the hunters. This is especially important if you're hiding real eggs, as these will eventually start to rot.
    • Some great Easter egg hunts are put on by local communities or organizations and are open for you and your family to attend. See if you can find an Easter egg hunt in your area.
  3. Provide Easter baskets. Easter baskets are an important Easter tradition. Young children love waking up to a basket filled with Easter goods. You can buy baskets at department stores around the holidays. Fill them with small treats like candy and small toys.
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    • If you're religious, try adding plastic eggs with Bible verses tucked inside.
    • Snacks do not have to be unhealthy. If you want your kids to have a healthy snack, put things like fresh fruit in their Easter basket.
    • You can also provide small toys instead of food-based items, like tiny plastic animals or small plush toys.
  4. Make rabbit-themed baked goods. The Easter bunny is an exciting part of Easter for children. Make baked goods shaped like bunnies. This can be a fun way for kids to get excited about the holiday.[3]
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    • You can make cut-out sugar cookies using a rabbit-shaped cookie cutter.
    • Bake three cinnamon rolls. Stick two together, forming a snowman-like body, and cut the other in half. Place the two halves near one end of the cinnamon roll, making bunny ears, and then use cream cheese frosting to color your bunny white. You can use chocolate chips or blueberries for eyes.
  5. Decorate with your kids. Children often enjoy decorating for the holidays. Invest in small decorations at a local department store or even a dollar store. You can also look for craft tutorials online. Your kids may, for example, enjoy using construction paper or felt to make things like chicks and bunnies.[4]
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    • Window stickers are great for young children, as they're fun and easy to use.
    • If you have an Easter Brunch or dinner, try having your kids make special placemats for everyone attending using cardboard paper.

EditCelebrating with a Secular Approach

  1. Take a hike with family or friends. Easter often takes place as the weather starts to get warmer. If you live in an area where Easter marks the start of spring, take advantage of the warm weather to celebrate the day. Spend Easter Sunday taking a long walk or hike along a local nature trail.[5]
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    • If you don't live near a wooded area, you can simply take a walk through your neighborhood with family and friends. For example, instead of driving to your favorite ice cream place, walk or bike there.
  2. Have an Easter brunch. Many people love early afternoon brunches on Easter. You can go out to a restaurant that has an Easter brunch special. You can also have family or friends over for an Easter-themed meal.[6]
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    • Due to the connection with eggs, deviled eggs or scrambled eggs can be a good thematic fit to your Easter meals.
    • Many people enjoy serving ham as the main dish for their Easter meal. Think about adding some side dishes such as mashed potatoes or glazed carrots.
    • Try to use a spring-like color scheme. For example, use pastel plates, napkins, tablecloths, and silverware.
  3. Plant something to celebrate new life. As Easter falls during the spring in many parts of the world, it is seen as a celebration of life. Stop by a local greenhouse and pick up some seeds. Plant them in your yard or in a pot in your home. Growing some new flowers or other plants can help you commemorate Easter by welcoming spring.[7]
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  4. Spend time with family and friends. Holidays are great opportunities for us to spend time with our loved ones, enjoying the time together. Most people have the day of Easter, so take advantage of that time. Make some plans with your loved ones to make your Easter together with a great one.
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    • For example, you and a group of friends could get together for dinner on Easter Sunday.
  5. Take photos each year to preserve memories. Photos can be a fun way to remember the holiday. While having brunch, dinner, or engaging in other activities, bring a camera. Take some great photos to help you remember your Easter memories for years to come.[8]
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EditCelebrating with Religion

  1. Pay attention to the significance of different days of Easter weekend. Easter is not one holiday. There is a Holy Week which leads up to the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Starting the Sunday before Easter, known as Palm Sunday, pause to reflect on the Biblical significance of such events. If your church holds special services on these days, attend if possible.[9]
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    • From Palm Sunday to Holy Tuesday, Biblical stories are surrounding Christ entering Jerusalem and entering the temples there. On Holy Wednesday, Judas decided to betray Jesus, and the story of his persecution begins.
    • Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, which took place between Jesus and his disciples. Good Friday is the day of Jesus's death on the cross.
    • Holy Saturday and Sunday, or Easter, are the last two days of the holy week. During these days, Christ's resurrection is remembered and celebrated.
  2. Attend Easter services at your church. Almost every Christian church will offer an Easter service on Easter Sunday. Exactly what the service will consist of will vary depending on your church. However, attending an Easter church service can be a good way to focus on the Christian messages that accompany the holiday. Make sure to attend church on Easter morning.[10]
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    • If you have young children, see if there are special Sunday School classes offered on Easter Sunday. It can sometimes be difficult for children to understand the story of Christ's death due to the scary subject material. A qualified Sunday School teacher can help your child understand the meaning of Easter.
  3. Read the Easter story in your bible. Take some time over Easter weekend to read over the Easter story. This can be a good way to focus on the meaning behind the holiday. Reminding yourself why the holiday is celebrated can help you to engage more fully with your faith and its traditions. Much of the Easter story is found in the New Testament, covered in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.[11]
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    • If you have young children, see if you can find a children's Bible that details the story of Easter. This may explain Jesus's death and resurrection in terms they can easily understand.
  4. Discuss Jesus's sacrifice with your family. Easter is primarily a celebration of God sacrificing His only son for your sins. This is something to talk over with your family. On Easter morning or Holy Saturday, have a talk about what God's sacrifice means to you. Why are you grateful for Jesus's sacrifices, death, and resurrection?[12]
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    • One activity to help with this can be writing down times you've sinned on a piece of paper. Have everyone in the family do this on Holy Saturday and then gather the papers together.
    • On Easter Day, do something to destroy the papers. You can, for example, burn them in a fireplace or feed them through a paper shredder. This represents Jesus saving you by erasing your sins. You can then express gratitude at Christ's sacrifice.
  5. Focus on the personal meaning this holiday has for you. Attending a church service or reading over the Easter story can both be great ways to focus on the meaning of the holiday. However, taking some time on your Easter Sunday to reflect on the personal meaning of the holiday can help you discover what it means to you.[13]
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    • Think about your religion. How has it benefited your life? What have you learned from Christianity? How have Jesus's lessons affected your actions?
    • You may want to have your family answer these types of questions. For example, you could have everyone go around the table and share a time they acted in a certain way because of Christ's teachings.
  6. Practice some non-religious celebrations. If you are religious, not everything you do on Easter has to be specifically related to your religion. Try doing things like having an Easter brunch or doing something fun with your family, like going on a hike. This can be particularly helpful if you have non-religious relatives who want to celebrate with you.
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EditWarnings

  • Find all the eggs after an Easter egg hunt or else they will begin to rot.

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How to Know if You're Double Jointed

Posted: 21 Apr 2019 01:00 AM PDT

In medical terms, double-jointedness is referred to as hypermobility, and it simply means that you have a greater range of motion in some or all of your joints than most people. To determine if you have hypermobility, try the Beighton test. While hypermobility isn't a health problem in and of itself, it can lead to joint pain and puts you at an increased risk of injury. Exercises to stabilize your joints can reduce these risks.[1]

EditSteps

EditUsing the Beighton Test

  1. Lift your pinky back further than 90 degrees. Rest your palm and forearm on a flat surface, bending your elbow at a 90-degree angle. Reach over with your other hand and lift your pinky finger back towards your body. If it goes further than 90 degrees, you have hypermobile fingers in that hand.[2]
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    • Repeat the test with your other hand. Give yourself 1 point for each pinky that you are able to lift back further than 90 degrees – up to 2 points total for this part of the test.
  2. Push your thumb back to touch your forearm. Hold your arm out straight in front of you so that your palm is facing down. Press your thumb towards your inner forearm with your other hand. If you can push it all the way back so that it touches your forearm, you have hypermobile thumbs.[3]
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    • Repeat the test on your other thumb. You get 1 point for each thumb that can touch your inner forearm, up to 2 points total for this part of the test.
  3. Open your elbow upwards more than 10 degrees. Hold your arms outstretched, even with your shoulders. Your palms should be facing upwards. Lower your wrist and forearm to open your elbow further so that it appears to bend backward. If the bend seems greater than 10 degrees, give yourself a point for each elbow.[4]
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    • If you're doing this by yourself, stand in front of a mirror. You also may find it easier to do one arm at a time rather than trying to assess both at once.
    • This level of hypermobility can be difficult to measure on your own. If a physical therapist were conducting this test, they would likely use an instrument called a goniometer to measure the angle of your joints.
  4. Extend your knees backward more than 10 degrees. Stand with your knees locked and extend them backward as far as you possibly can. If your knees extend further than 10 degrees backward, add 1 point for each side to your score.[5]
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    • If you're doing this by yourself, stand sideways in front of a full-length mirror and evaluate one side at a time.
    • As with elbows, hypermobility in your knees can be difficult to assess on your own. Consider any extent to which you can bend your knees backward from the straight locked position to be an indication of hypermobility.
  5. Bend at the waist and place your palms on the floor. Stand with your feet together and your knees straight. If you can bend from the waist and place your palms flat against the floor in front of your feet without bending your knees, you have a hypermobile spine.[6]
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    • If you can do this with your knees locked straight, give yourself 1 point.
  6. Total your points to find your Beighton hypermobility score. Add up the points from each of the joints tested. A score of 4 or greater indicates you have generalized hypermobility. In basic terms, this means many of your joints have a greater range of motion than what is considered normal.[7]
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    • Even if you have a relatively low score, you may have hypermobility in other joints that aren't evaluated in the Beighton test, such as the jaw, neck, shoulders, hips, ankles, and feet.[8]

EditAssessing Other Symptoms

  1. Evaluate the levels of pain and stiffness in your joints. If you have hypermobility, feeling pain or stiffness in your joints is extremely common. This is especially likely after physical exercise, and may also be more apparent in the evenings.[9]
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    • If you feel joint pain after exercising, you may want to change the type of exercise you do. High-impact exercises are particularly hard on hypermobile joints. For example, if you run, you may want to switch to a lower-impact exercise, such as biking, and see if you notice a difference.
  2. Review your medical history for joint dislocations. If you've frequently experienced joint dislocations, such as a dislocated shoulder, this may be a symptom of hypermobility syndrome. Recurring soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains or ligament tears, may also signal that you have hypermobility syndrome.[10]
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    • The types of injuries you've experienced also depend on the type of activities you've done. For example, if you play soccer, recurring knee injuries may not necessarily be a sign of hypermobility syndrome, because soccer is really hard on the knees.
  3. Determine if you have any digestive issues. Many digestive system problems, such as acid reflux, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are also present in people who have hypermobility syndrome. Although doctors aren't entirely sure why, it is believed to be caused by weakened muscles in your digestive tract.[11]
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    • Occasional digestive issues aren't typically considered a symptom of hypermobility syndrome, even if you also have hypermobile joints. A chronic condition for which you are under medical care, on the other hand, could be considered a symptom.
    • Urinary incontinence also may be a symptom of hypermobility syndrome.
  4. Note if your skin is fragile or bruises easily. Many people who have hypermobility syndrome also have thin, stretchy skin that is fragile and easily damaged. If you have a tendency to bruise easily, or frequently develop stretch marks, that could be a symptom of hypermobility syndrome.[12]
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    • Stretch marks and frequent bruising can also be symptomatic of other conditions, not necessarily hypermobility syndrome. For example, if you've recently lost a lot of weight or were recently pregnant, you may have stretch marks, but they wouldn't be considered a symptom of hypermobility syndrome.
  5. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you have hypermobile joints as well as more than 1 of the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Tell them that you believe you have hypermobility syndrome and list the various symptoms that have led you to believe this. Your doctor may prescribe medications to ease your joint pain and stiffness or other symptoms. They may also suggest activities you should avoid or lifestyle changes you should make.[13]
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    • Hypermobility syndrome can be difficult to diagnose, especially if your doctor doesn't have your full medical history. Your doctor will test the flexibility of your joints and may order blood tests or X-rays to rule out other conditions before making a diagnosis.
    • If you have a history of recurring joint dislocations or soft-tissue injuries, tell your doctor the injuries you've experienced and the context in which you were injured. They will evaluate whether the injuries are a possible symptom of hypermobility syndrome.
    • Your doctor also may refer you to a geneticist or a rheumatologist for more specialized evaluation.

EditStabilizing Your Joints

  1. Monitor your body positioning to keep your joints neutral. Mentally check in with your joints and adjust as necessary to keep them in a neutral position. This may take conscious effort at first, but after a while, you'll get in the habit of keeping your joints in a neutral position (neither flexed nor fully extended.)[14]
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    • Joints that are hypermobile are often loose. Keeping them in a neutral position prevents further weakening of the surrounding muscles.
    • If you spend long hours engaged in repetitive motions, such as typing, take breaks and allow your joints to rest.
    • Make sure that you do not lock your knees while you are standing. Keep them slightly bent or soft.
    • Correcting your posture can also help decrease back and neck pain, which are common if you have a hypermobile spine.
  2. Get a referral for a physical therapist from your doctor. A physical therapist or occupational therapist can prescribe specific stretches and exercises to help ease your joint pain and strengthen the muscles supporting your hypermobile joints. Getting a referral from your doctor may get you an appointment sooner than if you tried to book one on your own.[15]
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    • Some physical therapists will want to work with you themselves. However, typically they'll give you a range of exercises to perform by yourself at home each day.
    • If any of the stretches or exercises prescribed by your physical therapist cause you pain, let them know as soon as possible so they can evaluate your joints and adjust your program.
  3. Strengthen and condition the muscles around the joints. The looser joints associated with hypermobility may cause the muscles around those joints to be weaker than they normally would. A basic strength training program can help build those muscles to reduce joint pain as well as decrease your risk of injury.[16]
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    • Start your strength training program slowly, using only your own body weight as resistance for the first 2 to 4 weeks – especially if you've never worked out with weights. When you feel comfortable, gradually increase the resistance, starting with very small weights at first and working your way up.
    • Talk to your doctor or physical therapist before you start strength training. They may be able to suggest some exercises that would help you, as well as particular exercises and movements to avoid.
    • Try doing isometric exercises to strengthen your joints without putting stress on them. For example, you could do straight leg raises while lying on your back.
  4. Engage in low-impact cardio exercise 3 to 5 times a week. Cardiovascular exercise improves your blood flow and the oxygenation of your muscles. This may decrease your joint pain and reduce stiffness in your joints. Low impact activities, such as swimming or cycling, won't cause further stress to your joints.[17]
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    • Avoid high-impact activities, such as running and jumping, that can put additional pressure on your joints.
  5. Drink plenty of water, especially after exercising. Staying hydrated is an important part of joint health and can help keep your joints from becoming stiff or painful. Have a full glass of water before and after any activity, with additional water available to sip during the activity.[18]
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    • Generally, a healthy adult male should drink at least 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of water a day. A healthy adult female should drink at least 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of water a day. You may need more than this, depending on your weight, the climate where you live, and your overall activity level.[19]
  6. Keep your joints active throughout the day. Stay at one task or in one position for at most 30 minutes at a time. If you are doing something that requires you to sit or stand in the same position for longer, fidget or shift your weight so that your joints stay active.[20]
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    • Continually correct your posture as you sit or stand so that you don't put too much stress on your joints.

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EditTips

  • It isn't uncommon to be hypermobile on one side of your body but not the other or to have hypermobility in some joints but not in others.
  • Women are often more likely to be hypermobile than men.

EditWarnings

  • When attempting the Beighton test yourself, be careful not to cause an injury. If you feel pain when trying to flex or extend your joints, stop.
  • A high score on the Beighton test indicates hypermobility. However, it doesn't mean you automatically have hypermobility syndrome. Other symptoms must be present to reach a diagnosis of hypermobility syndrome.[21]
  • If you are hyper-flexible, don't overextend your joints just because you can, whether to show off or as a party trick. You not only risk injury but also can further destabilize your joints.[22]
  • Rarely, hypermobility is a symptom of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a genetic disorder that affects your connective tissues, such as your joints and ligaments.[23]

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How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Posted: 20 Apr 2019 05:00 PM PDT

Decorating Easter eggs is a fun activity that you can do with kids. There are a lot of ways to make the eggs colorful without sticking to a traditional kit. When working with art supplies, always work with hard-boiled eggs. After ten minutes on the stove and some cool-down time, you're ready! Assemble your materials and get started.

EditSteps

EditDyeing Easter Eggs

  1. Boil the eggs. Put the eggs in a pan of water. Turn the heat to medium. Allow the eggs to boil for about fifteen minutes. Then, remove the eggs and allow them to cool.[1]

    • While the eggs are boiling, use that time to cover the area where you will be dyeing the eggs with newspaper or paper towels.
  2. Fill a container. If you're only dyeing one egg, you can use a cup (236.6 ml). For several eggs, you should use a larger, plastic container. Fill the container with a ½ cup of water, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and about twenty drops of any food color. You will know that you've used liquid if the egg completely submerges in the water.[2]

    • Fill several containers if you will be using different colors. Each color should have its own container.
  3. Soak the egg for 5 minutes. Place the egg on a spoon and dunk the egg into the liquid. Turn the egg around so that both sides get color. Allow the egg to soak for five minutes. Leave the egg longer if you'd like a darker color.[3]

  4. Dye the egg multiple colors. You can dye the egg at least two colors by dipping only one section of the egg in at a time. This works best if you start with a fresh, boiled egg that has not been dyed yet. Hold one half of the egg so that only half of it is submerged in the dye. After about five minutes, submerge the other half of the egg in another color.

    • You will probably have to hold the egg as it soaks to submerge only half of it.
  5. Remove the egg. You can use tongs to gently remove the egg. Put the egg(s) in an egg carton to dry. The egg is now ready to be used for decoration.[4]

EditMaking Glitter Eggs

  1. Use a plastic egg. Real eggs are difficult to use with this method because they break easily. A plastic or paper mache egg is best to use. You can use any color egg you'd like.[5]
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  2. Paint the egg. You don't have to paint the egg if it's already the same color as the glitter you will be using. If it isn't, choose a color of acrylic paint that is the same color as your glitter. Use a paint or sponge brush to coat the egg in two or three layers of paint. Wait until the egg completely dries to move on.[6]

  3. Apply Mod Podge. Use a separate sponge brush to apply a thick coat of mod podge to the egg. Make sure all of the egg gets covered with the Mod Podge. This part will be messy, and your fingers will likely get covered with glue.[7]

    • You can use baby wipes to get the glue off of your fingers.
  4. Pour glitter over the egg. Put the egg into a plastic cup. The narrowest part of the egg should be facing upward. Pour glitter over the egg. Gently shake the cup so that the glitter covers the egg. You can add more glitter if necessary.

  5. Allow time to dry. Once the egg is coated in glitter, give it thirty to sixty minutes to dry. You can leave the egg in the cup as it dries, or place it in an egg carton.[8]
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EditPainting the Eggs

  1. Boil the eggs. Hard boil the eggs for fifteen minutes. Allow the eggs to cool completely. Set them in the fridge if you'd like to speed up the process.[9]

  2. Use acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is ideal for eggs because it covers them well and adheres nicely. You can use any brand and color of acrylic paint that you'd like. Use a paintbrush to create fun designs. Since eggs are pretty small, get some fine-pointed paint brushes for more intricate designs.[10]
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    • You may want to cover the area where you will be painting with newspaper.
  3. Paint one half of the egg at a time. You can paint any design you want. You can leave it one color, paint geometrical patterns and shapes, or turn the egg into a cute animal—like a bird. Let it dry before painting the other half to avoid smearing the paint.[11]

  4. Create a sponged effect. You can use this technique if the egg has been painted one, solid color. Wait until the first layer of paint dried. Then, use a dry sponge to apply white paint on the eggs after the other paint dries. Don't use a lot of paint. Use a thin layer of white paint and dab the sponge all over the eggs.[12]

  5. Allow the eggs to dry. Wait ten or fifteen minutes for the eggs to dry. Handle them carefully when you move them. Display your Easter eggs as you wish.[13]
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EditUsing Old Ties

  1. Find a silk tie. Use a tie that you won't be wearing anymore. The tie should be 100% silk. A tie made of any other material won't work. Choose a tie that has an interesting pattern. Dark purple, blue, and red ties work the best.[14]
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    • It doesn't necessarily have to be a beautiful tie. "Uglier" ties sometimes make the most beautiful eggs.
    • If you don't have any ties laying around, silk ties can be found cheap at most thrift shops.
  2. Cut up the seam. This should double the size of your tie, which will give you a piece large enough to work with. Cut out a section that can easily wrap around your egg. You'll need a section of the material that wraps around the egg and can be held together. Leave about five centimeters of excess fabric.[15]

  3. Wrap your egg. Wrap the egg in the tie. The right side of the tie material (the side you would see if you were wearing it) should directly touch the egg. Wrap the egg as tightly as possible without breaking the egg.[16]

    • The folds in the fabric will form a swirly pattern.
  4. Secure with a tie. Use a twisty tie to secure the fabric at the top of the egg. A string works, too, but a twisty tie is much easier to work with. Secure on the long side of the egg if you want the opposite end of the egg to show the pattern the best. Tie the egg horizontally if you want the wide side of the egg to show the design.[17]

  5. Wrap the egg with a second layer. Use a lightweight and lightly colored fabric. You can use a pillowcase, thin dishcloth, or sheet. Wrap the fabric tightly around the egg, and secure it with another twisty tie.[18]

  6. Boil the egg. Put the egg in a pot. Cover it with water. Add 1/4 cup (50 g) of vinegar. Boil for about 20 minutes. Then, take them off the heat and put them in a colander or on a towel to dry.[19]

  7. Allow them to cool. Give them about ten minutes to cool down before you touch them. Then, remove the fabric. Be careful when handling the freshly dyed eggs.[20]

  8. That's it! Be creative and give free rein to your imagination as you make more eggs.
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EditTips

  • Use an old sheet or newspaper on the work area to keep it from getting messy with the supplies.
  • Wear old clothes or an apron to cover your clothes.
  • Be careful with acrylic paint, it can stain your clothes.

EditWarnings

  • Do not plan on eating the eggs you decorate unless you can confirm that you did not use toxic materials to decorate your eggs.

EditThings You'll Need

  • Eggs
  • Pan of water
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Dye
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush and sponge
  • Scissors
  • Food coloring
  • Old ties
  • Light material
  • Pot
  • Vinegar
  • Twisty ties
  • Towel or colander
  • Scissors
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge
  • Plastic cup

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