The Milkmaid and Her Pail Wild, Spectacular, Imaginary Eggs

Imaginary Eggs
Imaginary Eggs

So this was our take for Wild, Spectacular, Imaginary eggs for the fable “The Milkmaid and Her Pail“, the origin of “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

Ingredients:

  • Wooden eggs sprayed with white primer
  • Rice paper
  • Markers (we used Crayola. Sharpie would also work.)
  • Rubbing alcohol for the grownup
  • Sparkle Mod Podge
  • A small paintbrush you don’t care about
  • Stuff to keep a mess from spreading. We used aluminum foil.

We scribbled splotches on the rice paper sitting on top of foil. The grownup dribbled rubbing alcohol on it.

We waited. And waited. And waited. Finally it dried.

TIP: You could probably skip this step completely if you have some fancy tissue paper in several colors, but then you don’t get to scribble. You can also use hand sanitizer for more control, but part of the fun is watching the colors bloom and learning about the Color Wheel.

We ripped the paper into pieces and decoupaged it onto the eggs with sparkle Mod Podge. Mom will probably go over them with resin while the Youngling sleeps for durability.