Crafts: How to Decorate Easter Eggs - The Jesus Egg
Education: How to Draw the Face of Jesus
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Decorating Easter eggs is a lot of fun. Your decorative eggs can also
teach your children, Easter egg hunt guests, and Easter dinner party
guests the most important reason-the actual cause for the joyous Easter
celebration-which is
the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the one and only
Lord and Living Savior for Christians.

This year as I pondered how to incorporate the most important elements
into our Easter crafts including making decorative Easter eggs for display
and for Easter baskets, I decided to put some elements of the history and
message of Easter on some of our hard-boiled Easter eggs. We added a
"Jesus Egg" to our Easter egg decorating tradition.

One of my deceased grandmothers from Germany knew how to prepare
and drain eggs to make long-lasting decorative egg art pieces and
unfortunately I was too little when she passed to master that skill. So
these decorative Easter eggs including my "Jesus Egg" will just be
temporary objects of art to help my family remember to keep their eyes
on Jesus-first and foremost.
Instructions for How to Decorate Easter Eggs - The Jesus Egg Decorative Easter Egg:

The directions and instructions for drawing the face of Jesus on an Easter Egg are very simple. I tried to
capture each step by photograph so that you can easily follow along with your own pencil, decorative Easter
egg shell, and markers.

My children use non-toxic fine tip markers to decorate their Easter eggs while I use fine tipped permanent
markers to draw, color, or "paint" on my decorative Easter eggs. We sat on the porch to create our eggs since
my permanent markers are a bit "stinkier" than their markers.

Materials & Supplies: (This is my EXACT supply list)
White Eggs Hard-boiled
Recycled Lead #2 Pencil
BIC Mark-It 24 Fine Permanent Marker Color Collection with Storage Case
Step 1:
Draw an outline of the profile of the
face of Jesus on the egg shell using
a pencil. I use pencil because it can
be easily erased.
Step 2:
Draw an outline of the hair of Jesus
on the egg shell using a pencil.
Complete the eyebrow on the face.
Step 3:
Sketch in the beard on the profile of
the face of Jesus on the egg shell
using a pencil. I erased and
downsized the nose a bit too.
Step 4:
Draw the eye lids and eye on the
face of Jesus on the egg shell using
a pencil. Make the eye lid lines a
little thicker and darker to create the
effect of eyelashes on the image.
Step 5:
Color in the iris of the eye on the
face of Jesus on the egg shell using
a marker. I used the color Blue
Skies Blue from BIC Mark It.
Step 6:
Color the undertone of the face of
Jesus. I used Peach Parfait from
BIC Mark It. I used this color to
add depth and color to His face.
Step 7:
Color and blend a deeper shade on
the face of Jesus on the egg shell
using a marker. I used color
Summer Melon blended with Peach
Parfait.
Step 8:
Color dark brown hair around the
face of Jesus on the egg shell using
a marker. I used color Honey
Brown BIC Mark It.
Step 9:
Color in the beard and eyebrow of
Jesus on the egg shell using a
marker. I used Woodsy Brown BIC
Mark It. I also added some strands
of Tiki Hut Tan to His hair.
Step 10:
Color in the robe of Jesus on the
egg shell using a marker. I used
color Oceanview Blue to fill in His
robe.
Step 11:
Outline the robe in a darker shade
of the same color on the egg shell
using a marker. Add a few folds in
the robe using wavy lines. I used
color Misty Blue BIC Mark It.
Step 12:
Outline the eye on the face of Jesus
on the egg shell. I used a black line
for the top eyelid and eyelashes. I
used dark brown for the lower lid.
Step 13:
Fill in the outline of the profile of
the face of Jesus on the egg shell
using a marker in dark brown or
black. I used dark brown. I also
outlined the eyelid crease.
Step 14:
Outline the hair and add a few
strands in dark brown or black on
the egg shell using a marker. I used
black on wet brown to soften the
black / deepen the brown.
Step 15:
Use a marker to sign your name if
you desire. I used Misty Blue to
sign my name in the robe.
Step 16:
Add any finishing touches to the
face of Jesus on the egg shell. I
added a deeper blue outline and
pupil before placing the egg in a
basket filled with Easter grass.
Step 1: Starting Point...
Draw an outline of the profile of the
face of Jesus on the egg shell using
a pencil. I use pencil because it can
be easily erased.
Step 14: Finishing Point
Can you see the progression from
Step 1 to Step 14 when drawing
the face of Jesus on the decorative
Easter egg?
With a picture and
directions-anyone can do it!!!
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