An Easter egg is a decorated egg that the Christians present to each other on the Holy Day of Easter. The legend says that some years after the Resurrection, Mary Magdalene was carrying a basket ful of eggs into Jerusalem. She met up with Governor Tiberius. She proclaimed the good news of Christ's resurrection to Tiberius, who rejected it saying, "Christ has no more risen than those eggs are red." Immediately the eggs turned red. "Christ is risen," she said, holding out a red egg. Tiberius said, "Truly he is risen ."
There are a lot of methods to decorate the Easter eggs. Very simple and very effective one is to decorate the eggs using decoupage napkin technique.
Supplies: white chicken eggs, paper napkin with small motives on it, starch paste (water and starch), soft brush, a pair of small scissors
First of all boil the eggs, let them cool and degrease them (with the help of alcohol,
vodka or vinegar).Boil water with starch.
While our eggs are drying out, cut motives you’ve chosen from the napkins.
Usually paper napkins have 3 layers, in decoupage we used only first printed layer.
Remove it carefully.
Drop some starch paste on the egg and place your motive on it. Using your soft brush
spread the paste from the centre to the edges. All your movements should be very
delicate in order not to tear the wet napkin.
Let your Easter eggs to dry out completely.
These Easter eggs are very sensitive to water so keep then in a dry place.