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Easter Craft: Fingerprint Eggs

Fingerprint Eggs

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

With careful printing, this egg looks like it's covered with jelly beans (if little kids are at work, it may look more like one big handprint).


  • Blown eggs
  • Pushpin
  • Craft sealer
  • Paintbrush
  • Tempera paint
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels


  1. To start, shake the egg to break the yolk. Then use a large pin or small nail to make a hole (not too small) in the top and bottom of the egg. Holding the egg over a bowl, blow gently through the top hole until the egg is empty.
  2. To help preserve the egg, paint it with a coat of craft sealer.
  3. Put a few colors of paint on the paper plate. Hold the egg on the ends with a thumb and finger so it can be rotated while being stamped. Then dip a finger in the paint, dab off the excess on a paper towel, and gently press a design onto the egg.


Tempera paint dries quickly, so use small amounts or cover the plate with plastic wrap to keep moist.