Egg-cit­ing Easter fun to oc­cupy the kids

Kapi-Mana News - - FAMILY/NEWS -

April is nearly upon us which means Easter is too. Woo hoo!

Bai­ley and I dec­o­rated some blown eggs this week to hang on a branch in our home.

They are su­per easy, but be warned, this ac­tiv­ity can be messy.

I rec­om­mend us­ing plas­tic/ rub­ber gloves and have some pa­per tow­els on hand to dab the eggs or mop up any spills.

There are so many ways to dec­o­rate blown eggs – paint­ing, dy­ing, de­coupage, stick­ers, etc.

We used food colour­ing since that’s what we had on hand.

To empty the eggs, sim­ply prick a hole in each end (one larger hole at the end the egg will come out is a good idea).

Then sim­ply blow gen­tly through the smaller hole to force the egg out the other end.

Scram­bled eggs for break­fast any­one?

Give the egg shells a wipe to re­move any sticky egg and en­sure they are clean and dry.

Then you can dip your egg shells into dif­fer­ent bowls of food colour­ing or dye.

Try cre­at­ing de­signs on the shells by putting stick­ers or rub­ber bands on first, to be re­moved once the food colour­ing/dye has dried.

Place them in an egg car­ton, egg cups or the egg holder from the fridge to dry.

Then ar­range in a bowl or hang from threads on a branch or plant in­side.

While brown eggs worked OK, I was dis­ap­pointed not to have found any white eggs at the su­per­mar­ket.

The colours would have ap­peared much more vi­brant on white.

Colour me rad: When think­ing of Easter crafts, dye­ing egg shells is an oldie but a goodie.

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