Eggtastic Art with Emma Roberts

Create a beautiful egg that you can display year after year. Hand-blown or hard-boiled use the smooth eggshell as a canvas for an original or classic design. Make it as simple or detailed as you want.

Illustrator Emma Roberts got creative at home and we are delighted to share this with you. She was inspired by artist Mick Miller's flower and bird designs.

You will find instructions to get you started here.

Suitable for all ages but adults will need to supervise egg preparation.

Emma RobertsHeadshot of illustrator Emma Roberts

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You will need:

  • Pre blown or hard boiled eggs (white eggs work best)*
  • Pin or needle
  • Bowl to collect egg content
  • Watercolour paints (or whatever you have to hand e.g. nail varnish)
  • Paintbrushes
  • A soft cloth or piece of fabric (to rest the egg on) or small cup, glass, egg cup or egg box (to stand the egg in)
  • Fine liner/thin black pen (optional)

* If pre blown, you can use the contents to make an omelette or in a cake. If hardboiled you can eat it later but will have to crack open your design.

Step by Step:

If you have decided to blow your egg, 1.Create a hole, top and bottom, of your egg to blow out the contents into a bowl. 2. Decorate the egg with patterns and stripes, decorate all around. 3. Wait for egg to dry and then display.

Design Inspiration:

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