Learn how to make these quick and easy DIY Easter eggs adorned with beautiful, classic Easter imagery…
I told you guys once I discovered this type of transfer paper, I’d be using it for everything. And I’m staying honest on that claim. Check out these beautiful Easter eggs!
I’ll show you how to make some. It’s a VERY easy DIY craft project, for sure.
And I’ve also linked directly to the gorgeous free graphics I found and used for this project below!
More than likely, you will understand how to create these gorgeous Easter eggs without reading ONE MORE WORD of this post simply by watching this one-minute video that I made for the family photos eggs we did:
Tattoo Easter Eggs Video Tutorial:
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You won’t need much in the way of supplies for these Easter eggs…
Supplies Needed for Tattoo Easter Eggs:
- Hard-Boiled Eggs (at room temperature)
- Temporary Tattoo Paper
- Computer with printer
- Very wet rag/paper towels
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How to make temporary tattoos to create vintage photo Easter eggs:
1. Create document on computer with desired image(s).
Here’s the one negative about this temporary tattoo paper. It’s pricey. And it’s kind of a one shot deal. Once you print on it and cut out your desired images, I don’t think it would be easy to re-print onto it again
SO, I decided to jam-pack my 8.5 x 11 sheet of tattoo paper with EVERY image that I could possibly imagine I’d want to put on an Easter egg…waste not, want not.
I used Word to create my image document. It’s pretty easy to add images into the publishing view. Print a test page before you go ahead and print your images onto the real temporary tattoo paper. It’s too expensive to mess up!
2. Place plastic covering onto tattoo paper.
These instructions will come with the tattoo paper you purchase. I used Silhouette brand. Once I printed my page out, I had to take the plastic adhesive and apply it on top of the printed images.
It only takes a few seconds. I smoothed the plastic down with a credit card.
3. Cut out desired tattoo(s).
The tattoos will turn out best if you stay really tight to your image as you cut. It will take a few extra minutes to do it this way, so if you have the time, great.
Otherwise, just do what you can do…it’s not going to turn out awfully if you cut corners.
4. Apply tattoos to Easter eggs.
Before applying the tattoo, make sure your eggs are room temperature. I noticed that this process works best at room temperature, for some reason.
I tried a couple on eggs that came straight out of the fridge, and NONE of the tattoos the cold eggs turned out well.
Grab a little bowl of water, and a washcloth. Make sure the washcloth is SOAKING wet. The wetter, the better.
Place the tattoo face-down on your egg, in the desired location. DON’T LET IT MOVE AROUND. Holding it still, soak the back of the tattoo. Don’t rub, just blot. Continue wetting and blotting until the paper naturally separates from the tattoo.
And that’s it! Your Easter eggs are done!
If you’re looking for more spring crafting projects, or other Easter ideas, be sure to check these out, too!
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