I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it. It seemed like a fun project. With so many options when it comes to temporary tattoos, this can be customized to anyone’s taste.
So I started off by buying the dyeable plastic Easter eggs from Walmart. This was mainly because it was easier and I hate the smell of hard boiled eggs. You can find them in the Easter isle for around $2 per dozen. They are very similar to real eggs. Plus, they are a great option when you are in a hurry and don’t have time for boiling.
For this project, you will need the following:
- Eggs (either hard-boiled, or dyeable version)
- Temporary Tattoos (I found some Easter Temporary Tattoos at Wal-Mart for 97¢)
- Damp/wet wash cloth
I started off my dampening a wash rag. I next cut out the individual tattoos. This was so that they would be easier to place on the eggs. All you have to do next is place the tattoo into the desired position on the egg and cover it with a damp cloth. Make sure that the entire paper backing of the tattoo is wet before trying to remove it. You should be able to lift a corner to tell if the tattoo is sticking to the egg. (at this point I dabbed the cloth around the entire backside to make sure it was completely stuck)
*Be careful not to slide your washcloth around when you are removing it. This can cause the tattoo to smear. As you can see in the pictures, I had a few eggs that smeared because of this.
It wasn’t too difficult, but it did take a couple eggs to get the hang of it. The good news is, if you mess up, you can use the damp cloth to remove the damaged tattoo. (Allow the egg to dry a little before you try to apply a new tattoo. Once it is wet, it is easier to accidentally smear the tattoo.)
This project is easy enough for kids to do, but assistance may be necessary. (my children are 6 and I did have to help them to keep the tattoos from smearing)
Overall, this was a success. I am anxious to see what kind of designs I can find and try out!!!