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Easter is quickly approaching and that means I need to start thinking of Easter eggs! Every year we end up dying Easter eggs and every year we get dye all over the table, one of the eggs cracks as it’s placed in the dye, and someone inevitably spills an entire cup of dye. With that being said, I figured this year it was time to find a new way to decorate Easter eggs. I’ve seen all the cute kits in the grocery stores but I wanted something unique and pretty.
I went to Dollar General to look through some of the magazines for ideas. I found what I was looking for in the April issue of ALL YOU Magazine. The April is available at retailers nationwide at Target, Safeway, Kroger, Dollar General, and Meijer and I highly recommend you get it while you can! There were so many cute ideas for decorating Easter eggs without all the dye and mess.
I made the Flower Power eggs. They are easy to make, can be made in the colors of your choice, and are much less messy then dying eggs. As an added bonus, cutting out the flowers for the eggs in a great fine motor activity for children. As a special ed teacher, many of my students have fine motor difficulties and do not like to write but if they are doing a fun activity like this they’ll cut forever without complaining!
I took a batch of the hard boiled eggs in to school along with several different patterned napkins. The kids had a blast choosing the napkins, cutting out the different flowers, and “painting” the flowers on the eggs. I must have heard them ask, “Are we taking these home today?” at least 1526897376 times during the day. The kids had a great time making them and they were all able to make one in about 20 minutes. At the end of the day each of them came in my room and grabbed their dry egg before leaving. I could hear them out in the hallway showing them off to the other kids. Best of all? The kids didn’t have stained hands and my tables were dye free!
Flower Power Easter Eggs
12 hard boiled eggs
4 or 5 patterned napkins (choose any color scheme you want)
1 bottle of Mod Podge
1. Separate the napkins into layers. Keep only the top (printed) layer and discard the rest.
2. Cut out the flowers or shapes from the top layer of napkins. I found that using napkins with a white background was easiest because I didn’t have to cut as exact because the white napkin didn’t show against the white eggs.
3. Put the flowers or shapes together in coordinating color combinations.
4. Brush the Mod Podge onto an egg and then apply the cutouts from the napkin. I ended up using 2 or 3 per egg depending on how large the flowers were. Press the flowers down to stick to the egg and then gently brush another layer of Mod Podge on top to seal it onto the egg.
5. Lay the wet egg on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper to dry. Repeat with remaining eggs.
Aren’t these eggs super cute? I plan on making a few dozen to take up to my parent’s for Easter. I was thinking of filling a vase with them and then putting flowers in the vase for a fun and festive Easter centerpiece!
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