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!
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.
Spring has sprung and we're counting down the days to Easter! Perfect for ages 4 and up, this up-cycled craft is a fun way to spend time together during spring break. You can find most of the supplies you need at home or you can buy them for less than $5! What are you waiting for? Hop to it!
On April 6th, at 8:00am, more than 35,000 people will come together on the South Lawn of the White House to hear Elmo, Cookie Monster, and more of your favorite friends read aloud our newest Sesame Street book, Just One You!