It’s that time again to start thinking about Easter eggs! Spring is here, so whip out those pastels! When you are decorating eggs, there is unlimited potential with what you can do. Techniques can vary from easy and fun to complex and fancy. However, when you are decorating with young children, as I was, the key is to keep it simple! Here are three simple ways to get creative with your Easter eggs:
- Acrylics: Pull out your acrylic paints and a brush. The fun thing about acrylic paints is that you can mix your paints to create the perfect pastel! A fun technique is to pull out scrapbooking stickers and paint over them! Let the paint dry before you peel off the letters. You can spell out really fun messages!
- Vinegar and Dye #1: The traditional egg dying technique has a lot of opportunities besides just dipping the egg in a cup. I used small tea-cup size open stock mugs from Old Time Pottery to make my dye baths. They were the perfect size to get great saturated color like I wanted! For some of my eggs, I simply wrapped a thicker rubber band around the eggs in fun directions. Don’t use the skinny rubber bands because they WILL fly off of the round eggs before, during, and after you try to dye them. Trust me, my walls had the red splatters on them to prove it!
- Vinegar and Dye #2: This last technique was a repeat of what I did with the acrylic paint. I simply spelled out some fun words with scrapooking letters and then dunked the eggs in the dye bath! Once the egg was dry, I peeled off the letters! The letters made really clean lines, which was fun. What is also fun with this technique is that kids can easily do this, and you could get really creative with other sticker shapes!
Old Time Pottery is the place to go to get ready for Easter! They have so many decorations, supplies, and of course Easter baskets! Get creative with your Easter eggs and then make sure to display them in a fabulous Easter basket. Have you gotten inspired yet? Hop to it and decorate!