This is is going to be an exciting week! My friend Rachelle from Tinkerlab and I have joined forces to give you 10 Egg Activities for Egg Week. Monday through Friday we will both be posting a different egg activity so be sure to check out both places for some fun ideas. Today we have our Bleeding Tissue Easter Eggs to show you. Here are a few of our beauties. My daughter especially enjoyed this egg decorating activity.
For Bleeding Tissue Easter Eggs you'll need:
hard boiled white eggs
coffee filters or paper towels
egg carton or baking cooling rack
To begin, I cut up the bleeding art tissue in 3 different types of shapes: tiny squares, tiny strips, and a variety of shapes in one group. My hope was that the different shapes would transfer to the egg.
Next, lay down a paper towel or coffee filter and spray it with water.
Then sprinkle some bleeding tissue shapes on the wet coffee filter.
Then, spray the top of the egg and sprinkle some bleeding tissue shapes on top of the egg. I asked my daughter what she thought would happen? She noticed the tissue already beginning to bleed so she guessed correctly.
We wrapped the egg in the coffee filter with the tissue paper to ultimately open the wrapped eggs like little presents. C loved the whole procedure of this of spraying, sprinkling, and wrapping the eggs.
We rested the wrapped eggs in the egg carton, but you could put them on a baking rack too. Who doesn't love surprises?
We let them dry for a half hour...we couldn't wait. Perhaps the effect would be brighter if left to dry? Next time we'll try that. I think they turned out wonderful. I'm always a big fan of this sort of effect. One egg has the tiny squares, another the mixture, and the last has the strips of tissue on it. Pretty cool.
One close up view.
My intention was to use paper towels, but we didn't have many so I thought to use coffee filters. In the back of my mind I was thinking that the bleeding tissue would transfer to the coffee filters too. So now we have art on our eggs and coffee filters!
What do think about this process?
What should we make with these colorful coffee filters?
Hope you enjoyed this idea, but I'm sure you'll enjoy TinkerLab's egg experiment too. Be sure to stop on over to see what amazing idea Rachelle has to share here. Walking On Raw Eggs!