Art Project #82- Dying Easter Eggs with Bleeding Tissue Paper

This year we decided to try something new for dying our Easter eggs; we're using bleeding tissue paper and water.

I wasn't sure how they would turn out but we just loved them!

We hard boiled our eggs and let them cool so we could handle them and not get burned.  I then set out our bin of bleeding tissue paper (you can purchase bleeding tissue paper here), some cups of water, paintbrushes, and towels/ table covering.

We took an egg, placed a piece of tissue paper on them and then used water to make the tissue paper stick and activate the bleeding.

We didn't worry about overlapping colors at all and once we had our egg the way we wanted it we set them aside in the carton to dry.

Once dry (which only takes a few minutes) the tissue paper starts falling right off the egg and we were left with beautiful colors and designs!

I have no idea if these will be safe eat but since they'll sit out on our table as a decoration for the next week and a half we wouldn't try to eat them anyway... and lucky me eggs were on sale for .59 cents a dozen this week!

This was such a fun addition to our 100 Days of Art Challenge and we're already planning on some new ides for next year's eggs.

You might also enjoy the year we dyed eggs using shaving cream.

Or the year we made volcanic egg dye.

Perhaps the year we painted our eggs with brushes and liquid watercolors...

Or these fun tie dyed eggs!

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 

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  1. I love all of the egg ideas. I think I have a big bag of tissue paper scraps. Maybe we will do that this year.
    blessings, Dawn

    1. It does have to be special art/bleeding tissue paper... I am not sure that traditional tissue paper would work. However, if you don't plan to eat them you could use watered down glue and make decoupaged eggs....

  2. These are beautiful! Thanks for the DIY, because I've never seen this done before :)

    1. You're welcome! I had never seen this done before either and warned the boys that we might have to re-dye the eggs when we were done but we were just thrilled with the results.

  3. These are lovely. All so unique too. What a great project.
    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop.

    1. Thank you; we were pretty impressed with how well this experimental craft project went.

  4. I've heard about doing this before! Your eggs turned out so pretty, too. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Thank you! It was a bit messier than I had thought it would be but we did enjoy it a lot and loved how they came out.

  5. How pretty! Thank you for sharing this project at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks! I was so pleased with how colorful they were.

  7. These are so lovely. I love bright colours and what a good craft activity x #AnythingGoes


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