I am not a big crafter. I don't even own a glue gun. But I do love beautiful decorations. And every once in a while, when the spirit moves me, I will get just slightly crafty. This time the urge caught me with the beginning of spring. Between the Cadbury bunny commercials (Bawk! Bawk, Mr. Easter Bunny!) and all the Peeps I have seen at the grocery store, I have just been in the mood for Easter decorations. One of my favorites are decorated eggs: from the simple to the miniature works of art, I think they are beautiful symbols of Spring and Easter.
When I was a child, each year our Easter Basket held a sugar egg. Have you ever seen one? They have a little diorama inside the egg, sometimes very elaborate scenes. I treasured those eggs, and a few have survived through the years. Then a few days ago, I ran across this blog on how to make sugar eggs. I was inspired to find out other unique ways that people are decorating Easter Eggs this year, and found a few unique egg kitchen-crafts resources to share with you. (Sugar egg image source: designdazzle.com)
The packaged stuff kind of scares me. But with these simple recipes, you can make all natural dyes this year. Blue can be made out of red cabbage, and orange out of yellow onion skin—who knew?!
Combine your dyed eggs with a little painter's tape and a decorative hole punch, and you have a whole new way to decorate your eggs!
Or, use your dyes with shaving cream for marbled eggs.
Use temporary tattoos to make beautifully decorated eggs. Use a blown out egg or hard boiled, either way will make amazing eggs without the mess. (Tatooed egg image source: idreamofchairs.com)
If you are looking for something different, these crystal eggs are just the thing. They are a bit of a science project too, as it takes a bit of time for the crystals to grow in the eggshell. The only drawback is they take a couple of days to make. If you want these in time for you Easter baskets, you will need to start them soon! (Crustal egg image source:marthastewart.com)
Make eggs filled with treats or confetti for an extra special treat. Confetti eggs, or cascarones, are to fun to crack on someone's head to shower them with confetti.
Your Turn: What's your favorite way to decorate eggs?
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