Easter Eggs - Tiny Works of Heart How to make Easter egg decorating fun - without the fuss
Glue, glitter, crayons, watercolors,
& stickers are creative alternatives
to traditional Easter egg dyes.
could understand why people would pay so much money for those
expensive egg decorating kits when most peope have all the
tools they need lying around the house!
And, oh, the fun that
can be created when you allow your kids to use their imaginations!
One way was dressing them up and going trick-or-treating,
and another of my favorites was decorating Easter eggs.
to the core, I scoured my cabinets, pulling out the food coloring,
vinegar, and enough small bowls, cups and containers to hold
all the various colors that I knew my little ones would want
to experiment with!
would gather up all the broken crayons, various brands of
markers, and all the hundreds of stickers that had been given
to them throughout the year. One year we even incorporated
some Glitter Glue, that was left over from some school project
that we just HAD to have them for!
we gathered everything up and deposited it all on the kitchen
table, hot water, a little vinegar and several different colors
were added to all of those mismatched bowls and containers.
fun would begin.
would do their best to see who could come up with the prettiest
or most unusual colors, or to see who could layer the most
colors on top of each other to get the strangest looking hues!
Writing little messages on them and THEN dipping in the colors
was always so much fun, because wherever the crayon wax was,
the color wouldn't stick leaving a white border around every
word or little drawing.
them ended up with crayon scribbles, left undipped, some were
decorated with stickers only, but each and everyone of them
were unique, a work of art that any egg decorating 3-year-old
would be proud of.
of the eggs had been crayoned, markered, stickered and dipped,
they were placed back into the carton to await the hiding
you could say that none of our eggs would ever be worthy of
a pictoral spread in "Martha Stewart Living", but
we loved them and were very proud of each and every one. The
girls never could wait to show them off!
sit and think about all the things that I'll miss as my kids
get older, egg coloring is at the top of the list. Watching
as my children created their works of art, and getting a litte
insight into what they were thinking, is a treasure that you
can't hide in a clump of grass, put in a basket, or discard
when the day is over. It is one of those rare ones that you
get to keep forever.
Kandi Traxel is the owner of Country Moms Online Family of Websites
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