Sure, old-fashioned egg dyeing is fun, but this year we wanted to try something different. With the help of some volunteers, we tried 5 new egg decorating techniques that we think you and your little one will love!
Princess parties are SO in right now! Earlier this week, one of our crafty team members, Kelsey, walked us step by step through how to plan the perfect first birthday party, including a tutorial on how to make a fun DIY punch board game for kids to get their party favors from. But that's not where her creativity ends! In her birthday planning post, Kelsey talks about the fun of getting to plan the perfect birthday outfit for your little one. She decided on an adorable white onesie with the word "one!" written in gold sparkles over the chest and topped it off with a baby pink headband bow. Then, she took her fashion inspiration to the next level and created an absolutely precious tulle tutu with four colors and a ton of volume! Her pink and gold color scheme gave the prettiest princess vibes, and everyone fawned over the little birthday princess!
Now that you've learned how to plan the perfect birthday party, you know you need exciting games and memorable party favors to keep the fun alive. Kelsey, one of our crafty Put Me In The Story team members, found the perfect solution to combine these two with an innovative and inexpensive craft. For those who don't know, punch board games are easy to make and have very simple rules. It's like a fresh new take on a piñata, except it's even better because it's a safe game to play indoors, and it's sure to wow the parents and kids who haven't seen anything like it before. With adult supervision, kids simply line up and (gently) punch through a tissue paper circle to find surprise party favors inside. Easy! Kids love the excitement of finding secret treasures, and parents love knowing that their little ones will stay busy and safe with a fun way to channel their sugar-fueled energy.
Sunny skies, flowers in bloom, and bunnies in the garden: it must be spring! You may have your own Easter traditions that you and your family love to revisit year after year. Put a new spin on an old favorite with some of these ideas for egg decorating, egg hunts, and more!
5 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas:
1. GLAMOUR: Cover eggs in glue and roll in glitter until covered. Or, to minimize the mess, dye eggs first and then sprinkle glitter on top.
2. ANIMAL: Check out photos of other animal eggs (fish, birds, dinosaurs) and decorate your eggs to match.
3. THUMBPRINT : Add a thumbprint or fingerprint to an egg. Your kids will love this one…like finger-painting all over again.
4. ABC: Using white wax crayon, draw letters on plain eggs. Then, once they've been dyed, use a few to make a simple Easter word scramble for your little ones!
5. HALF & HALF: Dip one half of egg in one color, let dry, then dip the other half in a different color.
When all done decorating, maybe place a collection in a beautiful box, basket, or decorate the egg carton and drop off the bright and springy Easter egg collection at a friend or neighbor's house.
BONUS: Sharpies and oil-based paints and pens are great for egg decorating, too! We especially love the way metallic ink looks on eggs.
4 New Takes on the Traditional Easter Egg Hunt
1. In addition (or instead of) candy, fill plastic eggs with notes, small toys, or handmade vouchers (e.g. "Good for 1 New Book" or "2 Scoops of Ice Cream, Your Choice!").
2. If your kids are a bit older, hide fewer eggs in more challenging spots. Try stashing them inside the washing machine, between couch cushions, or on that hard-to-reach shelf next to a knickknack. Just make a note of how many you hid so you don't end up with a chocolate egg in your next load of laundry!
3. Make the egg hunt fair for every kid by using a color-coding system. Each child gets their own color of egg to find, and you get to enjoy argument-free fun!
4. Put together a treasure map for little ones using drawings or riddles as clues.