With Easter coming up, you're likely scrambling alongside us to decorate a Spring basket full of clever egg designs beyond the typical dip-dye methods. For the most unique creations at this weekend's egg hunts, browse through our finds of geeky inspiration hatched online.
Are you looking for a modern spin on traditional dyed Easter eggs? I have three creative decorating alternatives that only look like you've spent the entire weekend working on them. The time-saving trifecta boils down to three miraculous tools: decal ink-jet paper, a gold leafing pen, and chalkboard spray paint. Pick your poison — or make them all! I promise, you'll have time.
If you're looking for a fun Easter egg activity that doesn't involve candy, we highly recommend you consider making smash eggs, also known as confetti eggs or Cascarones. The tradition of smashing filled eggs over friends' and family members' heads has actually been around for centuries in Europe and Mexico.
The idea is simple: hollowed-out, refilled eggs are broken over the heads of friends, showering them with confetti . . . and, according to tradition, good luck. Kids might need some simple instructions and oversight (egg-smashing etiquette requires eggs to be broken directly on a person's head — it sounds rough, but it actually makes for a gentler and safer experience). Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day! shared photos of her amazing glitter and Fruity Pebbles eggs with us. Want to make your own? Follow her easy DIY instructions!
Source: Robyn Kessler for Oh Happy Day!
Once all the colorful plastic Easter eggs are found and opened, what do you do with them? If you're not keen on keeping them in storage till next year, check out these 12 fantastic ideas from Circle of Moms Facebook members on ways to reuse plastic Easter eggs — from teacups and cupcakes for pretend play to a bird feeder you and your child can create together. Click through to see them all!
For Easter eggs that are sure to wow a crowd at your holiday celebration, check out these 10 inventive ideas. Sure, they take a little more effort than your traditional dip and dye, but the results? Egg-straordinary!
Why not take a break from the festivities today and polish up on your Easter history? You may be well versed in the dyeing and hunting of eggs on the April holiday, but how well do you know the rest of the world's Easter egg traditions? Try your hand at answering a half dozen questions to find out! Source: Flickr User kurisurokkuTake the Quiz
My favorite part of Easter has always been about dyeing eggs. It's not especially competitive. I couldn't care less for the hunt. But crafty as I am, I always enjoy getting my hands inked up and smelling like vinegar. Growing up, I loved seeing what designs my friends and family came up with for their eggs, too — and knowing mine were better. OK, I guess I'm a little competitive. Are you dyeing eggs today?
After whipping up a dozen glittered eggs for my Easter wreath, I wanted four dozen more to scatter through the rest of the house. A cinch to make, I was sure I could find some other ways to make use of the shiny little Spring objects. Come see all of the ways you can Easterize your house with these sparkly ovals and let me know if you have more ideas!
If dyeing eggs for Easter isn't a hit with your family, or too messy for the kids, you can still get crafty when you use eggs to make your own Spring bunnies and little chicks. This little trick from Rachael Ray turns ordinary eggs into your own little Easter creatures that are bound to be a hit with the fam. All you'll need is some colored construction paper, washable markers, glue, and scissors. They're easy to make, require little cleanup, and would make festive centerpieces or adorable party favors. It's a great activity to busy your children during brunch or dinner too!
Many people let their doors do the talking during the holidays. While I don't mark every Hallmark moment with a wreath, I do find the Easter season to be a worthy contender. This year I thought I'd whip up my own door décor with a little help from my pals glitter, glue, and ribbon.
To see how to craft your own wreath, just read more