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Home Living : April 3rd 2012
MB HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 3 EGGS GALORE EGG-CELLENT DECOR CENTREPIECE FOR EASTER Janita Singh All you need is a boiled egg and some basic creativity. INSTEAD of scrambling, poaching or frying your eggs, why not paint them. The Easter bunny is ready for his rounds but before you gorge on oh-so-many chocolate eggs, why not decorate a few hard-boiled ones instead and get your home ready for the Easter celebrations? You'll need some eggs, basic items and ingredients from the pantry to decorate and some creativity. Painting and colouring your eggs is simple. Boil your eggs until they are hard then leave aside to cool and dry. If you're doing this activity with children, it's probably best to cover the work surface with some news- paper to avoid mess. There are many ways to colour your eggs. If you're planning to keep your painted eggs edible, then it's best to use food colouring rather than acrylic paint. To make the dye, take whatever food colouring you want to use and measure a 1/4 teaspoon of each one into a small bowl. Add 3/4 of a cup of hot water and one tablespoon of white vinegar for each colour that you've used and stir. This can then be used to paint in whatever designs you wish. Allow it to dry. It's best to use an egg stand to keep it steady. Many natural products can be used as dye such as brewed tea, berries, pomegranate extract, beet- root juice, coffee, red wine and grape juice. Dye kits are available or you can use stencils and stickers. Wax crayons are another way to get creative as well as hand painting. Try wrapping a piece of lace or ribbon around the eggs and, if all else fails, cover in coloured foil. Put your newly decorated eggs into a basket, spread them around the house or make them the centre- piece of your entertainment table and you've got some egg-cellent Easter decoration. 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