Let’s Leopard: Easter Egg

Create some funky Easter Eggs with these leopard Print Easter egg designs.

What you need:

eggs
coffee
yellow highlighter
orange/gold eye shadow
Sharpie or liquid eye-liner

Whoa now. Did someone say leopard print Easter eggs? Yeah, totally did. I'm going there. After my last "crafty" post, I realized that quite honestly, I have a LOT of fun making silly things. SO let's make it a regular happening around here.

Easter is coming up and I've been seeing a ton of fun ideas popping up on the Pinterest machine. I thought I'd join in and somehow my brain ended at leopard. Nothing says Easter like a little bit of animal print, right? Whatever. You know you love it. ;)

The BEST part is that these are SUPER easy and you probably have all of the supplies already. I know it looks complicated, but I'm telling you -- leopard print, cheetah print, jaguar...that whole family of prints = E A S Y. Easy because the sloppier and more haphazardly you draw, the better. I know this because I painted half of my face "leopard" for Halloween in under five minutes last season.

On we go with the tutorial! I made you a lil info-graphic:

LET'S BREAK THAT DOWN:

  1. boil your eggs in coffee to dye them. (or just start with a brown egg).
  1. take a yellow highlighter and draw different size "spots" all over. don't think about it. be sloppy.
  1. while the highlighter is still wet, rub an orange or gold eye shadow over the highlighted "spots." the highlighter will dry immediately and the eyeshadow will set. (like magic)! I used a "colour me glow" palette which I believe I bought at the drug store for $1.99 years ago. possibly for $0.99. guessing you have some junk like that lying around. And if you don't, you use such a small amount, go ahead and use your fancy stuff. it's for such a good cause. ;)
  1. take liquid eyeliner (again, if you have SUPER cheap or old stuff like me). if not, use a sharpie marker. either will do perfectly. again, be sloppy and irregular. outline some spots, outline half of others, make random marks. oh, and feel free to google "leopard print" for an example if you need one.

TA-DAA. Told you it was easy. And fun.

Seriously, I had way too much fun. I literally had a moment where I thought to myself, "THIS is what I am supposed to be doing with my life." Yes, I had my "moment" while leopard printing Easter eggs. Oh dear. Whatever that means. :)

Comments
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liz
liz

I like it!

Fresh_Flours
Fresh_Flours

What a fun take on a classic idea!

Jordan
Jordan

These are great, might have to try them out with my nieces this Easter!