Make your own "Egg-Shell planters"
For making the planter like the "Green Eggling" above, remove the egg yolk, wash the shell, then paint it both inside and out using acrylic color. Fill it with soil and put your seedling in it till it grows mature enough to be transferred to a bigger pot. Balance these egglings on an inverted coffee lid or egg-holders. These are not only cute, they are also bio-degradable, and look great on a kitchen window-sill.
An Egg Solar Sytem - This may look like a cool science project, but I really had fun doing this, mainly because I could play with Image editors:) I took an egg and balanced 3 bangles around it and placed it to look like a giant oval planet with the spiral ring around it. Then I used a black background, took a shot from a distance, to capture space, and joined it with another solar system pic, gave it a rocky and edgy effect to make it look "planet-like", changed the color of the white egg and my bangles to give it the fiery-look, and here's what the end product looked like.
And here's an idea adapted from an issue of Lifestyle magazine called Egg Flower Vase Centerpiece.
2 Eggs (or as many as you want for your table)
The egg carton in which you bought the eggs
A Glass Tumbler
2 tbsp Food Coloring (I used pink color)
2 tsp white vinegar
Warm water (a little tepid, not too hot or eggs will get boiled or cracked)
Seasonal Flowers of your choice
To make the vases, you start with dying the uncooked eggs. Mix the warm water, food color and vinegar in a small cup to make concentrated colored liquid. Place the eggs gently into a glass. Pour food coloring mixture over it and let sit for at least five minutes, but no longer than 15 minutes. Using a spoon, remove the eggs and place them on tissue paper. Allow to cool for 20-25 mins. Now hold the egg by one end in one hand and gently smack the top of egg horizontally to create an opening on the top. Discard the yolk and the white and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Now settle the eggs in their original carton, or balance them in an egg-holder or a small earthen pot, like the diwali diyas. Next, stuff the eggs with cotton. Now cut your flowers with stalks to the desired height. Insert one stem at a time and fix it in the cotton. Your lovely and original easter table-centerpiece is ready to win you compliments from your guests!!
These projects were really fun, and great additions to an easter decoration. Wish you all a Happy Easter Holiday too!
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