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.