Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

by *LyndiLou* on March 27, 2013

If Easter has been a little sneaky this year and has caught you off guard, never you fear. PartyLand to the rescue! You’ve probably been meaning to decorate eggs with your kids so you’ll be happy to know there’s no need to grab one those messy egg dying kits. This year you’re going to make…

{PartyLand Utah Blog} Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

Tattoo Easter eggs are simple to make. You can make them in dozens of different styles all depending on what kind of tattoos you decide to use. You can easily mix and match styles, brands and characters so your family can create something unique like them.

To get started, you’ll need a bunch of temporary tattoos. If you don’t already have some around the house, come visit us… we’ve got dozens of styles to choose from.

{PartyLand Utah Blog} Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

Open them up and spread them out so you can see what you’ve got… then you can mix and match easily. If the tattoos have multiple parts (like the stars or music notes above) it might be easier to cut them into smaller pieces before putting them on the eggs. Try to pick smaller designs that will fit on your eggs without having to wrap all around the curves.

For these tattoo eggs, I used hard boiled eggs. They worked best when they were a little warm, but you can still decorate them when they have cooled down too. I’m sure you could use eggs that have been blown out also, you’d just want to be extra careful not to put too much pressure on the shell and break it.

{PartyLand Utah Blog} Temporary Tattoo Easter EggsTake an egg and a fake tattoo and press them together. Be sure you’ve taken any plastic covering off the temporary tattoo. When you have it on the egg, take a wet washcloth or napkin and put it over the tattoo. The cloth doesn’t need to be dripping wet, just be sure it is moist enough to soak the tattoo. Hold it there for 15-30 seconds. I noticed with the warmer eggs, the tattoos came off faster and cleaner.

{PartyLand Utah Blog} Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

You’ll know the tattoo is ready when the paper backing starts to slide away from it easily. Move the tattoo paper slowly away from the egg to see if it has transferred completely.

{PartyLand Utah Blog} Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

Take your time with this part. It will only take a few more seconds to get the tattoo onto the egg. If you pull it off too early or too fast, you’re egg could end up looking like the ones above.¬†One bonus to using warm hard boiled eggs, is that it made it really easy to rub off the messed up designs, if you do it right away.

The bigger picture above shows that if the tattoo image is bigger, it can be hard to get it to wrap around the egg right. If you catch this right away, you gently spread out the image a little more. The best way to avoid this is to use smaller tattoos or cut large ones into multiple pieces before applying them to the eggs.

{PartyLand Utah Blog} Temporary Tattoo Easter Eggs

Once you’ve decorated all your eggs, sit back and enjoy your creations! Hide them around your yard or house, or just put them out in a bowl or basket for everyone to see.

When you make your own Temporary Tattoo Eggs, please show them to us. Leave a link in the comments to your blog if you’re sharing them there, or post pictures on our Facebook page. We can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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Shimmer Body Art May 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

It seems like an easier way to decorate the Easter eggs that the kids will surely like. Thanks for sharing.

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