Egg decorating for holidays such as Easter has been a family activity for generations. If you want to practice this art for other holidays, Halloween can be a fun alternative. Choose an egg as the basis for creating monsters, including a vampire. Before adding the artwork, empty the egg of its contents. If you don't, the project will gain the added realism of actually smelling undead after a few days.
Items you will need
- Soapy water
- Acrylic paint
- Fine-tipped marker
- Spray sealer
- Spray glitter (optional)
Hollowing the EggStep 1
Wash the egg with soapy water, and rinse it clean.
Poke a pin into the top of the egg.
Poke a small nail into the bottom of the egg to create a hole larger than the one on the top.
Blow into the hole at the top of the egg to force the contents out of the bottom. This is best done over a sink or a bowl unless a lap full of egg goo is your thing.
Wash the empty shell in soapy water, and let it dry.
Decorating the EggStep 1
Paint the entire egg with acrylic paint in a pale flesh tone. Allow the paint to dry.
Draw a nose in the center of the egg with a fine-tipped black marker.
Draw two round eyes next to the nose. Draw thick eyebrows over the eyes, slanted down toward the center so the egg looks angry.
Draw a mouth with large fangs below the nose. The mouth can be open and snarling or a simple line with fangs.
Draw round or pointed ears onto both sides of the egg.
Draw hair, using short strokes with the marker to create a more realistic look. Include a widow's peak on the forehead.
Fill in the fangs with white paint.
Fill in the eyes with white or red paint. Once the paint has dried, draw a pupil with the black marker.
Smear a little red paint around the mouth if desired.
Spray the egg with matte sealer to protect the artwork.
Tips & Warnings
- Apply spray glitter to create a "Twilight"-type egg vampire.
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