Egg-cellent creative Easter ideas
Interested in fun, DIY Easter crafts?
We’ve got just the thing!
Un-eggs-pected treats or Easter messages can hide in each of these colourful Easter eggs. They are a fun and easy craft project, perfect to make with kids!
Source: www.spoonful.com by Megan Reardon
What you’ll need
- White eggs
- Clean nail scissors
- Egg dye
- Skewers or chopsticks
- Egg carton
- Small trinkets
- Paper and pen
- White glue
- Mini cupcake liners (1 per egg)
How to make it
- With the pushpin, make a small hole in one end of each egg. Using the nail scissors, expand the hole to be 1 inch wide, then empty out the whites and yolks.
- Dye the eggs and let them dry, preferably overnight, by resting them on skewers or chopsticks.
- Cut narrow strips of paper and write an Easter message. Place the message inside the egg. You can also fill in the egg with trinkets or other small surprises.
- Cut again narrow strips of paper and write a message, such as “Crack Me” or “Happy Easter,” at the end of each strip.
- Brush a thin coat of glue around the holes, then stick a message strip and a cupcake liner in place on each egg. Turn the eggs over and let the glue dry.
Looking to get even more artistic? Hop on to this easy egg dying technique.
What you’ll need:
- Food coloring – 5 drops gel or 20 drops liquid
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
How to make it:
Simply mix up desired colors in cups according the recipe. When using lighter colors double the amount of food coloring used. Allow eggs to soak in the dye till they are the color you desire.
Egg dying, using natural ingredients
First, hard-boil your white eggs.
Second, allow them to cool.
Third, follow the simple formulas below to achieve bold, beautiful and natural colouring.
- Pink: Mix 1 cup strained juice from canned beets, ½ teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Soak cooled eggs in the dye for ½ hour.
- Purple: Mix 1 cup purple grape juice, ½ teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Soak cooled eggs in the dye for ½ hour.
- Orange:In a pot, mix 1 cup yellow onion skin (about 2 onions’ worth), packed loosely, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out the onion skins, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.
- Light Blue: In a pot, mix 1 cup red cabbage leaves, torn and loosely packed, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out the cabbage leaves, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.
- Yellow: In a pot, mix 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 cups water. Boil mixture for ½ hour, cool to room temperature, strain out stray turmeric grains, then add cooled eggs and soak them in the dye for ½ hour.
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