So... I went back to the tutorial and discovered that they didn't just jump into the burning water with no bathing suit - they actually spray painted them with a white primer that sticks well to plastic before painting them. That might have made things easier....
We will try again this weekend... I need to make a trip to my local neighborhood friendly craft store first.... Bleh.
4.5.17I went on Amazon today to look for some amazing things to stuff into these eggs and I came across some 7" jumbo eggs... so I bought them! I had to come up with some fun things to put in them though so I got some stuff to blow my tax return on this year... Here are some of the things I got for these -
Easter is right around the corner, guys - if this is a project you want to take on, better git on it!
- Use a GIANT marker! For the large eggs like this, you really need something with some UMPH. Your standard sharpie isn't going to cut it. Do yourself a favor and buy a box of the giant Marks-A-Lot markers - these ones were done with the standard markers and I really just hated every frustrating second of it.
- Don't press too hard! Though you primed them like a boss, the paint will still come off if you press with your marker too hard. You'll spend a lot of time teaching your toddler curse words if you do this... (voice of experience...)
- Fill your eggs BEFORE you draw your scales! I didn't do this the first time and ended up spending way more time than I needed to trying to line the scales back up...
- Draw your scales with a light pencil before you draw them with your marker.
I will keep working on these more and more as we get closer - once they're finished I'll post the final product for you. If you have questions be sure to leave them in the comments!
oooo what are those other eggs, Jess? I'll start another post about those effers now! Squee!!!