If your kids enjoy taking Easter Egg Deorating beyond the “drop it in the cup and wait” method, then they might want to check out these Star Wars inspired egg!! Your kids will be able to create various Star Wars characters from Yoda to Darth Vader. Here’s how:
STEP #1: Hard boil your eggs
It is simple to hardboil eggs. Simply place them in a pot of warm water and turn the heat up to high. When the water reaches a rapid boil, set the timer for 10 minutes. Once done cooking, take the entire pan to the sink and begin running cold water into it. That will wash out the boiling water and slowly replace it with cold, which can reduce cracking. Once done, allow to sit for 15 – 30 minutes until completely cooled. Remove and place on a towel to continue drying. Once dried you can being to decorate!
STEP #2 Choose your characters
There are plenty of Star Wars characters to choose from, favourites of ours include Yoda, C-3PO, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Darth Maul.
STEP #3 Prepare your paint and colors
To decorate your LEGO Star Wars inspired eggs it is best use either poster or acrylic paint and to use the right colors for each character. Here is a helpful color guide for you:
Darth Maul: black, red, white Yoda: green Darth VADAR: black, grey
Stormtrooper: white, black C-3PO: yellow, gold, white R2-D2: blue, white, black
STEP #4 Prepare your brushes
Eggs are pretty small so it is best to use very small brushes for your eggs. For the really detailed ones like R2-D2 a felt-tip pen is advised.
STEP #5 Use a pencil first
Some of you more experienced decorators may want to dive straight in but if you are unsure of your artistic ability then use a pencil to trace where your paint will go before you begin with the brush.
STEP #6 Start decorating – take your time
You are now ready to get going. Don’t rush straight in, take your time and make sure that each colour is dry before you add any extra details
STEP #7 Coat your egg with glue
To protect the paint and give a cool shine to your egg you can coat your themed Easter egg with PVC glue.
STEP #8 Don’t stop at one
So you’ve now got an awesome LEGO Star Wars inspired Easter egg character, but why stop there? Don’t let your character get lonely, make a whole bunch and begin re-creating your favorite scenes.
STEP #9 Make your eggs 3D
To make your LEGO Star Wars inspired Easter eggs even better why not add extras to each character. Maybe you could add some cotton wool to make Yoda’s white hair, or some colored Play-Doh as Darth Maul’s horns.
STEP #10 Show off your LEGO Star Wars-inspired Easter eggs
You now have an awesome set of LEGO Star Wars inspired Easter eggs to show-off to all your friends. If you want you can even share this guide with them as well, so you can compare your LEGO Star Wars-inspired creations.