The Easter Egg
Painting Machine

Handicraft idea from Pelikan: The Easter egg painting machine! It is easy to paint eggs with Plaka and our painting machine.

The Easter Egg Painting Machine


Handicraft idea from Pelikan: The Easter egg painting machine!

It is easy to paint eggs with Plaka and our painting machine:

This is what you need for the construction of the machine:

 

  • A cardboard roll (an old fax or foil roll cut through the middle could be used),
  • a Styrofoam sheet approx. 30 x 15 x 3 cm in size,
  • a crochet hook approx. 20 cm in length,
  • springs taken from old push-button ball point pens,
  • 2 beads approx. 1 cm in diameter,
  • 2 small discs.

For painting:

  • Brushes and Plaka paint in various shades,
  • eggs,
  • drinking straw,
  • metal needle.

 

Construction of the machine:

First, the distance between the holes for the paper rolls is determined by placing the crochet hook in 2 holes made in the paper rolls. Place the paper holders, with the hook on to the styrofoam sheet and mark the position.
Then cut 2 holes for the paper rolls into the styrofoam sheet.

 

This sketch clarifies the construction sequence.
From the left:
paper roll, disc, spring, bead, hook,
and the egg in the middle,
Bead spring, disc and second paper roll from the right.

All these things are threaded on to the hook. One hand holds the hook and the other threads the objects on one after the other. Then, with both hands, exert a little pressure on to the discs pushing the springs together. Place the hook into the holes in the paper role holder. The light tension made by the pressure on the springs prevents the egg from turning, apart from when it is being painted.

 

Now the whole device is placed on to the Styrofoam sheet.

Tip: The egg should always be under a little tension to prevent it from turning with every brush stroke.

 

 

 

So now the Easter egg painting machine is ready for use.

Blowing the eggs:

To blow an egg, carefully make a hole at both ends using the metal needle.

Then using a drinking straw, blow out the contents of the egg. Use later for scrambled eggs!