How to Decorate an Egg as a Vampire

by Alex Smith
Vampire costumes provide inspiration for a decorated egg.

Vampire costumes provide inspiration for a decorated egg.

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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

  • Egg
  • Soapy water
  • Pin
  • Nail
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Fine-tipped marker
  • Spray sealer
  • Spray glitter (optional)

Hollowing the Egg

Step 1

Wash the egg with soapy water, and rinse it clean.

Step 2

Poke a pin into the top of the egg.

Step 3

Poke a small nail into the bottom of the egg to create a hole larger than the one on the top.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Wash the empty shell in soapy water, and let it dry.

Decorating the Egg

Step 1

Paint the entire egg with acrylic paint in a pale flesh tone. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 2

Draw a nose in the center of the egg with a fine-tipped black marker.

Step 3

Draw two round eyes next to the nose. Draw thick eyebrows over the eyes, slanted down toward the center so the egg looks angry.

Step 4

Draw a mouth with large fangs below the nose. The mouth can be open and snarling or a simple line with fangs.

Step 5

Draw round or pointed ears onto both sides of the egg.

Step 6

Draw hair, using short strokes with the marker to create a more realistic look. Include a widow's peak on the forehead.

Step 7

Fill in the fangs with white paint.

Step 8

Fill in the eyes with white or red paint. Once the paint has dried, draw a pupil with the black marker.

Step 9

Smear a little red paint around the mouth if desired.

Step 10

Spray the egg with matte sealer to protect the artwork.

Tips & Warnings

  • Apply spray glitter to create a "Twilight"-type egg vampire.

Photo Credits

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