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‘eggs-tra’ special fun! decorating Easter eggs with Littles!


Thursday, March 21, 2024


HAPPY SPRING… we think!

Spring has sprung on the calendar 

BUT 

here in Minnesota, we’re looking at a weekend of snow ahead!

Time will tell!


Whichever way the weather goes, we’re still ‘egg-cited’!!!

🤗

Easter Sunday will soon be here!

As we get ready for our own family celebrations,

we’re reminded of one annual tradition our own Littles always looked forward to…

Decorating Easter eggs!


Nowadays, we still look forward to this yearly activity,

one we enjoy these days with our own grandbabies!

We’ve got a few fun and easy options to share with you all!


Decorating Easter eggs during the days before Easter

has always been a favorite holiday activity!

We remember buying the Paas set of colored tablets each year.

Do you remember the excitement of watching those tablets bubble in the vinegar

as the vibrant color emerged in each cup?


While we still love using those kits,

today we’re sharing a few more fun ways to color those hard boiled eggs!

Both Laurie and Laura are sharing some of their faves!



From simple to harder, Laurie’s got 3 fun ideas for you!



Idea 1 - Sticker Eggs!

Little D loves decorating eggs this way!

It was the perfect technique last year (when she was 20 months old)

and still fun this year!

Super simple and most Littles can decorate independently!

After all, what 2 year old doesn’t love playing with stickers?

And… It's wonderful fine motor practice, too!

Other simple options for decorating plain hard boiled eggs include

coloring with highlighter markers, adding temporary tattoos OR using stamps!

All fun options for one and two year old Littles!


Idea 2 - Bubble Wrap Eggs!

This technique was new to us this year, but super fun and a bit messy!


Set up a station, as shown below, 

and let your Little paint a piece of bubble wrap! 

Start with one color!

Roll a hard boiled egg on the bubble wrap!

Once your Little has mastered this process,

try adding 2 or 3 colors on the bubble wrap!


A Grand Tip! 

Use Q-tips to paint the individual holes in the bubble wrap! 

We also suggest having extra pieces of bubble wrap on hand!

Plan to switch it out as your Little decorates other eggs!




Idea 3 - Coffee Filter Eggs!

You’ll need coffee filters and washable markers for this project!

We also recommend covering your work space with newspaper or an old cloth!


Color 2 coffee filters with washable markers!

Stack the colored coffee filters on top of each other 

and wrap them around a hard boiled egg.


Spray away!

Use a spray bottle, and spray water on the wrapped egg until damp!

Your Little will love this step as much as Little D did!


A Grand Tip!

If you’d like to contain the mist, hold the wrapped egg in a plastic bin

as your Little sprays, sprays, sprays!




Laura has 2 additional ideas for you!


Idea 1 - Cool Whip Eggs!

Have you heard about these?

A friend shared this idea a few weeks ago!

During a recent visit, we gave it a try and it was a huge hit with Little L! 

It really doesn’t get easier or more fun!

Before you begin, soak the hardboiled eggs in vinegar for at least 20 minutes

This step will make the colors more vibrant!


Fill a tray or glass 9 x 13 pan with a carton of whipped topping and spread out.

Add drops of food coloring.  Then repeat with one or more additional colors!.

Use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the food coloring, creating a marble effect!

Roll each egg in the mixture until it’s completely covered.  

Repeat this process with the other eggs.

Let the eggs sit in the whipped topping for about 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, rinse the eggs in a bowl of water

and then finish up by rinsing once again under running water.

Your Little (and YOU) will love your beautifully marbled eggs!.

NOTE:  We’ve also seen this technique used by placing whipped topping in individual sections of a muffin tin.  Then your Little can add different combinations of food coloring to each section and swirl with a toothpick before adding the egg.  This would be a fun way to decorate eggs with multiple Littles - give each one their own tin!



Idea 2 - Fizzy Eggs!

Here’s one more technique we’ve seen and want to try!

Some people call these Volcano Eggs and we can see why!

It’s messy, it bubbles and it's bright and colorful…

all the things our Littles love when doing a project! 

We’ll definitely be giving this a go with Little L 

BEWARE!  As stated, this could get messy and could stain clothing and also temporarily stain Littles’ fingers… you’ve been warned!  


You’ll need the following materials: 

hard boiled eggs, food coloring, baking soda and

 vinegar in a squeeze or spray bottle!


Put some eggs into a plastic bin (we used a plastic shoe box for easier clean up).

Add drops of food coloring to each egg.


Using a spoon, put baking soda on top of each egg.

Squirt with vinegar and watch!


At this point, you may need to turn the eggs over to repeat

by adding more food coloring, baking soda and vinegar.

You could also have a paintbrush ready…

so your Little can paint on some of the mixture as he/she spreads the color all around!

As a final step, rinse the eggs to wash away any baking soda or vinegar.

Let the eggs dry on a paper towel to dry!

NOTE:  Muffin tins (disposable or metal) work well with this option, too! Simply put one egg in each section of the tin. Add your food coloring, followed by the baking soda and then the vinegar!

HAVE FUN EXPERIMENTING!


Look for our updates on Instagram, or Facebook next week! 

We’ll keep you posted on how the egg decorating goes

and we’ll highlight more Easter fun, too!

Thanks so much for your kind words regarding our post earlier this week

The post was extra special to us - one that’s close to our hearts!

Sharing our love of Jesus with our Littles is truly one of life’s greatest blessings!



Do you have a favorite way to decorate Easter eggs with Littles?

If so, please share!

You can leave your comment at the end of this post!


You can find most of our ideas on our  Pinterest page!

Feel free to stop by!!

And, don’t forget that you can always subscribe to our blog here!  

We’re hoping to be back next week with one more Easter post!



Until next time, we’ll wrap up with a little Easter egg humor for you…






SPECIAL THANKS TO

Love Your Creativity from Life & Linda

&

Tuesday Turn About from My Wee Abode

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17 Comments


Paula Short
Paula Short
Apr 01

Ha, Ha, Ha... I really had to chuckle at the owl meme you shared because thats the same way here in Western, Pennsylvania. It's like we can go through all the seasons within a week. I just love your eggs'tra special fun decorating easter egg with littles ideas.

Thanks bunches for sharing these fun ideas with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friends.

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Our Grand Lives
Apr 03
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Isn't that meme funny? More snow again near us (in Wisconsin) - an April Fools joke to be sure! Thanks for offering Sweet Tea and Friends each month - it's a wonderful spot to gather and share with others!

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Guest
Mar 31

What lovely creative ideas! Happy Easter to you both. :) #MMBC

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Our Grand Lives
Apr 03
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Happy April!

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Guest
Mar 28

I love all of these creative ideas for decorating eggs. So fun! Thank you for sharing with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #30.


Steph@CrazyLittleLovebirds

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Guest
Mar 26

So many wonderful and simple ideas for decorating eggs! And love all the 'extras' you shared, as well! Thank you for sharing on Tuesday Turn About! I'm featuring your post this week!

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Our Grand Lives
Mar 27
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Thanks so very much! We're excited to be featured and we appreciate your kind comments, too! -Laura

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Guest
Mar 25

All of these look fab, but I really like the coffee filter ones, especially to do with my 2 year old grandson, maximum decorating and fun with the colouring in and the water spraying but the easiest to tidy up afterwards. Thanks for sharing with #pocolo Chickenruby

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Our Grand Lives
Mar 27
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We couldn't agree more! We're always looking for fun, simple and easy clean up activities to do with our grandbabies, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Easter! -Laura

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