Egg-citing Easter fun to occupy the kids
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.