Easter Egg Decorating 4 Ways
Every Easter weekend, every since I was a little girl, my family had a very simple tradition, Easter egg decorating. We would hard boil a dozen eggs from the chickens and dye them a multitude of different colors. Then we’d all sit around the table, grab a bunch of permanent markers of varying colors and design our own. There’d always be an egg that had the names of all the animals that used to live and still do live on the farm, among a couple other recurring designs. They would be placed in a cute little dish that was full of plastic green grass, and would become our centerpiece for the rest of the day.
The next morning, Easter, we would (and still do) wake to find all of them are missing. My parents hide them in 3 rooms of the downstairs, and my brother husband and I all search for them as if we were still 8 years old. We’re competitive, what can I say? It’s a really fun tradition that really ages like fine wine and I look forward to the day I get to introduce my own children to it.
For those of you who do not decorate eggs for Easter maybe this is the year to start!
Much like my family, it’s easy as 1,2,3 to pick up a $5 PAAS egg dying kit, grab some cups, vinegar and water – and dye your eggs! This particular kit is very simple to use and has beautiful vibrant colors. It also comes with 90 stickers in the event you’d prefer to do that rather than draw on them with markers like my family.
I had never heard of this method until recently but I am curious to try it. Take some chalkboard paint and go to town with the eggs. Once they are dry, you are good to go! Take your chalk and start designing. Here’s a great example of what they look like.
Here’s another unique method I have yet to try.. Whether you already have some lying around the house or you place a quick order online… you can design your Easter eggs with your favorite temporary tattoos! Your kids will love the range of possibilities they have, since the egg will be able to fit more than one.
I love this idea and will likely try it out even this year. Go ahead and dye your eggs as you usually would. Once they’re dry and ready to go it’s time to get out the tacky glue. Make little dots of glue in the desired design. Grab a plate, and your preferred glitter. Sprinkle the glitter on to the egg (over the plate to catch any spills!) and let dry. Before you know it you’ll have a dazzling egg! Little girls will just love this!
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