I LOVE Easter! I love the colors, the candy, the family fun-everything about it. The only thing I dislike about Easter? Hard-boiled eggs. As a kid, I loved dyeing the eggs, but HATED having to eat all those funky-colored egg-salad sandwiches. So-when I was in high school I came up with the idea of actually *painting* the eggs (insert forehead slap here).
I used a large safety pin to poke small holes at either end of an egg, then blew the contents into a bowl. There are so many uses for raw eggs-baking cupcakes, frittatas, etc., WAY more than egg salad! Then I painted the eggs with acrylic paint. And they were a HUGE hit with my whole family! They adopted it as a yearly tradition. Now we always try to mix it up with the materials we use to decorate the eggs from year to year. The best part is when we get to bring out our egg collection and reminisce about past Easters 🙂
This is a fun craft that can be adapted for almost any age child. You can put your newborn’s handprint on an egg, or your college-age kid can even write a poem on an egg! Here are a few suggestions to help get your imagination going:
-Papier-mache and paint
-Cutout magazine pictures and modpodge
This year I’m using sharpies and blue nailpolish! Remember to finish your egg with a clearcoat sealer, like a spray or modpodge. Then you’ll be able to treasure your eggcellent crafts for years to come!
Wishing you a Happy Easter with extra cheese-