The last couple of years, I haven’t had a chance to dye and decorate Easter Eggs with the kids. The way Spring Break fell this year, we had a bit more free time before the holiday. However, I just didn’t have the energy to clean up a huge mess. I saw another mom online talk about “tattooing” eggs and I decided we would give it a go.
I ordered temporary tattoos from Amazon and bought paper eggs from the Dollar Store. I also made sure I pulled out my foam pouncers, which we usually use for painting. I felt they would be great to use for the kids to add water to the tattoos. We spent a morning creating and the results were amazing. Such an easy and fun project without any mess! See the full instructions below.
STEP 1: COLLECT THE SUPPLIES
The supplies needed are as follow:
- Foam Pouncers
- Paper Eggs
- Temporary Tattoos (I found my on Amazon)
STEP 2: PLACE TATTOS ON EGGS
Holding an egg, take off the tattoo plastic backing and place it on the egg, tattoo side down. Add water to the paper side using the foam pouncer.STEP 3: REMOVE BACKING AND DRY
Similar to when tattoos are placed on the skin, after the entire area has been wetted, the paper backing can be removed. Your image should be transferred onto the egg. Using a paper towel pat off excess water.
STEP 4: DISPLAY & ENJOY
Repeat the steps and create a handful of eggs. Display in egg cartons or in a decorative bowl to enjoy!