Decorating eggs is one of the many popular crafts that are enjoyed during the Easter holiday. It's a perfect opportunity for families to spend time together and a great way to let your imagination run wild. Just about anything can be used to decorate eggs including ribbon, dye, and crayons. All you need is a little creativity. Rubber bands are even a possibility when it comes to egg decorating.
If you are drawing on the egg using a crayon, pencil, paintbrush, or marker, wrapping a rubber band around the egg can help you to make straight lines. Just follow the line of the rubber band with your chosen drawing utensil. Cutting the rubber band and forming it into whatever shape you wish on the egg will make a great stencil. Just attach the band to the egg using tape so then it can easily be removed later.
Rubber bands can be used when dyeing the egg to stop the dye from sticking to certain parts of the shell. This is called resist dyeing. Put the rubber band securely around the egg so that the dye cannot seep underneath the band. Remember though, that the eggs are still very fragile, especially if you have chosen to blow the inside of the eggs out instead of hard boiling them. They will crack and crumble if you make the band too tight.
You can make many patterns on the egg using rubber bands. Depending on the placement of the bands, it is possible to make striped, checkered, or even plaid eggs in a multitude of colors. Try to see how many different combinations and ideas you can come up with using rubber bands of different widths and lengths.
When it comes to decorating eggs, the sky is the limit. Just use what you have available and add some creativity and imagination. Rubber bands come in very handy when dyeing and decorating eggs. They can be used to make patterns, resist dye, or stencil different designs onto the shell. This Easter get the entire family together to see how many different ideas you can come up with to dye eggs using rubber bands.