The bumpy wrappers that protect Thomas Edison’s ubiquitous invention can now serve a second purpose: coating eggs with zippy lines of color. We used this method to create our field of spring flowers shown below, making green and blue stems for yellow fingerprint blossoms.
What you’ll need
- Cardboard lightbulb sleeve
- Acrylic paints
Note:Ā If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes. ClickĀ hereĀ for the USDA’s tips on Easter and Passover egg safety.
How to make it
- To try it yourself, coat the ridged side of a flattened cardboard lightbulb sleeve with acrylic paint, then roll your egg across it as shown. Allow the paint to dry, then repeat to add more colors, if you like.
For more egg dyeing techniques:
- Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique
- Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique
- Egg Dyeing: Lightbulb Sleeves Technique
- Egg Dyeing: Rubber Bands Technique
- Egg Dyeing: Sticker Stencils Technique
- Egg Dyeing: String Technique
- Egg Dyeing: Tissue Paper Technique