March 25, 2013

Mommy School - Easter Egg Ideas

Since Easter is almost here the boys and I decided to decorate some eggs.  We didn't do the traditional dyes, but we tried out a few other things instead.


The first thing we tried was glitter dots, just like we did HERE on the lamp shade.  


We stuck several dots on the eggs...


.... and then the boys rolled them in glitter.


It was easy, but a little messy.  When Baden decided he didn't want glitter on his fingers he attempted to blow it off of them, blowing a big pile of glitter from his paper everywhere.  It was kind of funny.  I had to make a new rule.  "We never blow glitter."

Next up we got out the watercolors.  I saw that HERE on MPMK.  She used food coloring and vinegar, but actually just used our paints.  The boys weren't as fond of this method - probably because I didn't have any eggs stands and the eggs rolled around a bit.  Can you tell Baden doesn't like getting his fingers dirty?



Lastly, we got out some Sharpies and doodled on some eggs.  The boys really liked this method.


I even got in on the fun this round.


* I realize that our method of decorating the eggs might not be good for consumption.  None of us actually likes hard boiled eggs, so we don't intend to eat them.  We just like the Easter tradition, so we decorate a few each year.


Do you have any easter egg decorating traditions?  Have you decorated any yet this year?

Thanks for stopping by.

12 comments:

  1. This is the first year I will be doing eggs with Easton; he's 2.5 this year. I've been collecting our shells as we cook eggs, trying to crack them on the bottoms. We are going to make smash eggs, but use bird seed instead of confetti. This way he gets to watch the birds come fee later. I'm not sure if he should get to decorate those, as they will be a little fragile... I plan on using KoolAid to dye and maybe doing some ombre and rubber hand designs. I like the paintbrush idea for the kids. Hope you guys have a great Easter.
    (I'm so glad I read back over my message; it had changed ombre to inbreeding.

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  2. If you don't like to eat hard boiled eggs, you can 'blow' uncooked eggs. Make a small hole at each end of a raw egg and blow (very hard!) through one hole. If you blow hard enough, the egg comes out the other end. Then you can wash the egg shells and decorate them. The egg you have blown out can be cooked (scrambled eggs, added to potato cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, etc...).

    We like cutting pictures out of magazines or any pretty paper and gluing on the egg shells.

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    1. I was going to comment on this too. My son has so much fun trying to blow the egg out of the shell, it works best to get it started for him though. I even save the blown eggs each year (we just do a couple blown and the rest the traditional hard boiled way). I'll attach a ribbon to the blown eggs and we go outside and find a good branch to bring inside and put in a vase. We then hang the blown eggs from the branch and have an Easter tree.

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    2. Isn't it hard for them to decorate once it's hollow? I'm afraid my boys would crush the shells,but maybe not? It sounds like fun. Thanks for the ideas, ladies.

      Cheri

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    4. We alway blow the eggs. You can make the hole under the egg a bit bigger than the one on top. That will make it a lot easier. Diameter of 2-3mm should work. Later on you can knot a little thread on a 1 or 1 1/2cm long stick and put it through the upper hole. you can hang the colourful egg anywhere and decorate your house. To make it easier to paint the eggs just put a long wooden stick through the holes(in Germany you can buy them in the supermarket to put food on it, looks like an oversized toothpick :) ). The egg won´t slide down when you put a rubberband a few times around the stick (under the egg). You can stick it in the bottom of the eggcarton or (the easiest way) you can use this green stuff a florist uses (Plug moss?).
      I did this last year with a 2 year old and it was real fun.

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    5. Wow! Thanks for all that info ladies! I really appreciate it.

      Cheri

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  3. We always decorate ours the Saturday before Easter. We're kind of procrastinators :) and it's all adults right now (my baby is only 10 months still). I love the classic way of writing on the eggs with crayons and then dying. Especially white crayon, because it's a surprise once it's dyed.
    I didn't like hard boiled eggs until I grew up, but my dad loved Easter because he got to eat all our eggs!

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    1. I really like the idea of white crayon first. I didn't even think of that.

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  4. I just saw a post about putting food color in shaving cream and then swirling the eggs in it for a marbled effect. I am thinking of trying that with the kids this year.

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    1. That sounds pretty cool. We might have to try that next year. Thanks for the idea!

      Cheri

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  5. Probably too late for this year but what about some dinosaur eggs? http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/04/dinosaur-eggs/

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