Posted on 28th February 2015

Easter Egg Tree At The Ark, Poole Park - Bring Your Decorated Egg Along!

We’ll be hosting a decorated Egg Tree in the main café entrance as part of our Easter celebrations. Join the fun by decorating an egg to hang on the tree or simply visit us to see the tree for yourself! Local schools and nurseries have also been invited to take part, encouraging children to get creative and take part in this Easter tradition which creates a striking, brightly coloured display.

How To Blow An Egg 

NB: The Ark recommend egg blowing is done by an adult.

What you need:

Eggs, a scalpel, bowl, also required: a wooden skewer or long needle.

How To:

Gently swirl the point of your scalpel into the end of the egg, pushing as you go slightly, until it pierces.

Repeat at other end but continue to widen the hole at the other end by swirling the scalpel around so it chips away at the sides. Make it large enough to just insert the skewer.

Insert the skewer and jiggle it around a little to break up the yolk.

Place your mouth over one end, with the other end over a bowl; gently blow into the egg. It might take a few puffs before it starts to come out, but once it gets going it will all come out with a few blows. If the yolk appears stuck, shake the egg and try the skewer again.

Now hold a finger over the bottom hole and place the top one under running water so the egg catches a little water. Shake it around a little and blow out again.

Leave to dry and then they’re ready to decorate.

 

How To Make An Egg Tree Decoration. Real Egg – Decorating

What you need:    

Needle that will fit through the entire length of the egg thin, thread or cotton

Small beads – in two sizes if you desire (we used a small one for the top of the egg and a larger one for the bottom).

Neat way:

1. Thread the needle and insert it into the top of the egg. Wiggle it until it pokes through the hole in the other side. Thread through and thread on a bead.

2. Thread the needle back through the same hole and out the top again so it looks as though there are two lines of thread coming from the top hole.

3. Thread on another bead and tie into place at the top of the egg. Make a knot at the ends of the thread lengths and hang.

4. Bring to The Ark and hang it on our Easter tree!

Easy way:

1. Thread the needle and insert it into the top of the egg. Wiggle it until it pokes through the hole in the other side. Thread through, thread on a bead and tie into place.

2. Thread a small bead onto the thread at the top of the egg and tie into place. Using the thread remaining, tie into a knot at the top, creating a loop to hang.

 3. Bring to The Ark and hang it on our Easter tree!

 

Alternatively Polystyrene Egg - Decorating

1. Paint polystyrene eggs in a variety of pretty colours. You can use test/sample pots of household emulsion to paint.

2. Once dry, use a small paintbrush to decorate the eggs.

3. To make the hanging loop, cut a 10cm length of narrow ribbon and tie the ends together. Attach a ribbon loop to the top of each egg with a pin.

4. Bring to The Ark and hang it on our Easter tree!

Tip: Place a needle or pin in one end of each egg and wedge this in a lump of Plasticine or similar so you can paint the entire egg in one go and leave it to dry.

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