This month our library started an Adult Craft Kit program. A new craft, with instructions, a video, and all supplies can be picked up each month.
April’s craft was a painted egg. Perfect timing for Easter.
The egg had to be painted in the darkest colour with a couple of coats.
There were instructions for making a strip of paper for lightly marking out where the dots were going to be placed.
I used the end of a pencil, the end of a wooden skewer, and a dotting tool I use on my painted rocks.
Patience was important as each layer needed to dry before moving on. If you don’t have time to wait for it to air dry you can use a hair dryer.
After adding dots of various sizes I was satisfied with the end result. Then it was time to add the sealer, a layer of Modge Podge. I have lots of this on hand as I used it for my painted rocks. But if you don’t have any you can make your own with a mixture of equal parts of water and white glue. When the sealer goes on it looks like a whitish layer but it dries clear.
The double egg cup belonged to my dad, who love boiled eggs. As I love poached eggs I use it for display now and it is the perfect place to add the painted egg. The other egg was made several years ago from plastic canvas and embroidery thread. A little hunting and I did find the pattern, but it was only a photocopied page and did not include the original publication name, so I am unable to give credit to the source.
This painted egg was a fun project to do and I’m looking forward to the next craft kit. Thank you Diane at the Belleville Public Library.