Egg Crafts and Treats for Spring

Bored of the same ol’ egg dying you’ve done for the past…..forever? Here are some new takes on incorporating eggs into treats, decorations, baskets, and more! Click on the photos for links to explanations and directions!

Embroitique

This craft, found here, is great for the young ones. WARNING: this is messssssy! The pictures even show the kids doing this in the tub wearing their bathing suits. But messy always means tons of fun and the kids will LOVE it, right? All you need is washable paint, a bunch of shaving cream, a mixing utensil, and craft foam cut into egg shapes of any size. This is a super fun activity that focuses on the process, rather than the final product (although you do get a pretty cool tye-dye looking egg afterwards). Check out the how-to here.

Found at www.inlieuofpreschool.com

Found at www.inlieuofpreschool.com

 

How awesome is this GIANT candy-filled rice krispy treat egg? I want one. Right now. And it truly looks so simple to make. Find the recipe below as well as other ideas for decorating your krispy confection. easter_egg_krispy

 

Rice Krispy Egg Ideas

Below are eggs made out of yarn. You could easily fill the balloon with candies, treats, money, or whatever your little heart desires to make an awesome addition to any Easter basket or gift. Everyone will be all “how in the world did you get that stuff in there?!” You’ll just smile coyly at your Easter cleverness and embrace the awe. :)
string_eggs

OR just add a string/yarn/hook to the top and its a nifty decoration! Try using different colored string to make it look like this:

Found at notimeforflashcards.com

Found at notimeforflashcards.com

 

Or if you’re more into the traditional egg decorating, why not try one of these ideas? Using real leaves as stencils to dye around is a fun way to get your kids moving outside finding their special leaves and to enjoy this FINALLY warm(ish) weather. Click on the photo for more instructions!

Found at spoonful.com

Found at spoonful.com

Okay, I’m OBSESSED with these EGGIMALS. Seriously thought, how cute?? I am definitely doing this come April. Ok, ok these might not be real eggs, but its close enough. I think the cuteness factor counteracts that. You could use real eggs and just glue all those extra pieces on, though (consider using felt or a more lightweight material if you do this). They even provide the template for the ears, tails, etc. so don’t worry if your drawing skills are not quite up to par. I adore the pig and skunk!

Found at spoonful.com

Found at spoonful.com

Here we have some dye-free egg decorating ideas, for those of you who aren’t down with the messiness of paints and dyes. I love the idea of using stick on letters or gems and stickers to decorate really special and personalized eggs that still look gorgeous (although I am biased toward anything shiny and glittery :) )!

 

Check out all these amazing ideas found on Parents.com. Instructions and VIDEOS with step-by step visual directions can be found here for the below foil eggs, gem eggs, glue dot with glitter eggs, hair eggs (SO CUTE–could make one for every family member), letter eggs, and sequin eggs (my favorite!).

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

Found at parents.com

 

Now I have a decorating technique that looks like it would take the artsy-ist of egg decorators to complete….but in reality, it is sooooo easy! And I think this looks really beautiful. You could even make one of these using a drained egg so you can save it as a decoration year after year! This egg decorating uses CRAYON MELTING! I know we’ve all seen the melted crayon art (or made one….like my fiance and I), but this is definitely a new spin on the concept. And guess what…its actually easy too!

 

Check out the materials you need:

  • -Hard boiled eggs
  • -Crayons
  • -Kitchen mitts or pot holders
  • -Paper cup or bottle caps

 

That’s it! All you do is DRAW with crayons in the colors of your choosing all over the egg while its still hot. As you color, the crayon wax melts and the colors blend together. You use the paper cup or bottle cap to place the egg on while it’s drying. That’s it. Literally. That is all. How easy?! CAUTION: Please use gloves or oven mitts when doing this, and watch the little ones’ fingers since you have to have the egg hot for the wax to melt. If you want more detailed directions, click on the photo!

Found at firstpalette.com

Found at firstpalette.com

 

Look at these little guys!! EGG MONSTERS! Those are awesome. I love this idea. All you need to do is hardboil an egg and dye it the color of your choice old-school style. Then just crack a tiny bit at the top of the egg and use one of those sticky googly-eyes for the cyclops effect. Then you can put little feet on it or even add other crazy monster features using the same idea that you did for the Eggimals above!

 

Monster Eggs

 

And of course when I came across this, I HAD to add it in here simply dedicated to Maisie and all other PERRY lovers out there. If you want to be an even cooler mom to your kid, try this one! Click on the photo for more info!

Found at spoonful.com

Found at spoonful.com

 

Hope you liked some of these ideas for spicing up your egg-stravaganza this year! Please comment/send us any photos of your own eggs so we can share in our triumphs (and epic fails as some crafts turn out to be). It’s all about having fun and sharing a new experience with your family!

 

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