1 Here I am on the set of The Today Show with a lovely display of shiny gilded Easter eggs.
3 Alyson Hannigan, star of 'How I Met Your Mother', loves to craft. She is currently expecting her second child.
4 Matt Lauer stated that after working together for 15 years, I should remember that he has no crafting skills and wanted Alyson to step in for him during this segment.
5 The first decorating technique I demonstrated was how to gild Easter eggs with glitter.
6 I explained that for glittered eggs, it's best to hollow out the eggs rather than hard-boiling them. This little egg blower is a very useful tool.
7 Blowing out eggs used to be quite difficult, but this blower makes it a cinch! You can use the blown out yolks and whites for cooking.
8 Once the eggs are all cleaned out, you dye them using neon food color and egg dye to get these bold colors.
9 This drying rack is made 1/2-inch thick foam board. You draw a grid using a pencil and ruler and insert pins where the lines of the grid intersect. The eggs rest upon the pins to dry.
10 You then brush the dry dyed egg with craft glue and sprinkle it with the same color neon glitter for a very intense color. Neon glitter is from Martha Stewart Crafts at michaels.com
11 You can dry the glittered eggs upon skewers, like this.
12 Aren't these neon eggs fabulous?
13 One simple way to give Easter eggs a crafty, homespun look - Add a bold stripe to dyed eggs with neon thread. Hold the loose end of a spool of thread against the egg, securing the loose end with the loops as you work - Tack periodically with Mod Podge. Tuck end and glue.
14 Ann Curry was very interested in the golden eggs, which were first dyed and then spray painted with metallic paint.
15 I explained that before spraying with the gold paint, I first covered the egg with sticky dots. When the paint dried, I peeled off the dots, revealing the original color that the egg was dyed.
16 These dotted golden eggs are quite stunning.
17 I then moved on to show Savannah Guthrie how to make whimsical bunny eggs.
18 All you need are dyed hollowed out eggs, white glue, and some crepe paper decorations.
19 Using a little brush, apply a dab of glue for where you want the bunny ears to go.
20 Apply the crepe paper ears over the glue.
21 Glue on a fuzzy nose and draw a cute face with markers. Set the bunnies in paper muffin cups.
22 You can also make crepe paper flowers.
23 Apply green crepe paper stems to orange-dyed eggs for a carrot look.
24 I surprised Alyson by breaking a confetti-filled egg in her hand!
25 Confetti eggs are simple to make. You need hollowed out dyed eggs, which have a larger opening at the top. Fill the egg with paper confetti.
26 Then, cover the opening by gluing on a circle of tissue paper.
27 Notice the tissue paper over the opening of these eggs?
28 I decided to have a little fun and began throwing them at Matt.
29 Matt may not be a crafter, but he knows how to catch!
30 Not one of those eggs broke!
31 It was a really fun segment.
32 Posing with Alyson Hannigan
33 Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, and Eugene Levy were all on the show to promote their movie, 'American Reunion.'