Silhouettes in art dates back prior to the 17th century although it gained its name and popularity during the 18th century. Create silhouettes of your dinner guests and use the finished eggs as their place cards.
- Hard boiled eggs
- Colored dye
- Silhouette shapes
- x-acto knife or scissors
- Contact paper
Start by tracing the silhouette shapes onto the contact paper. Then using an x-acto knife or scissors, cut the shapes out.
Next, peel off the back of the contact paper and stick the silhouettes onto the eggs. Burnish the edges with your thumb, to keep the dye from penetrating.
Dip the eggs into the dye, allowing them to sit for a couple of minutes.
Remove the eggs from the dye and allow it to dry.
Peel the silhouettes off of the eggs to reveal the silhouettes.