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Happy Easter, everybody!
Have you decorated you eggs yet or are you, like our family, suddenly realizing your weekend is going to be busier than you thought?! In case you are still looking for some quick and fun ideas to spice up your holidays, you’ve come to the right place. These are some of our favorite Easter ideas from the previous years that we are planning to bring back to life on Saturday! Hope you can join us.
These easy salt-and-watercolors eggs make a great Easter garland or wreath. You can also make flowers or butterflies like this. Easy, fun and kids love it. Here’s how to do it.
See how you do this. You can either use a crayon to draw on a hot hard-boiled egg and watch it melt. Or you can shred the crayon, color your egg and roll it in the shredded wax before the egg cools down too much.
I love Pisanky! And this melted-crayon above the muffin tin is as close as you can get with small kids. You still needs to be careful but it is not that difficult technique to masker. Here’s how to do it – and remember, you can always color the egg before or after you are done.
And one more idea: the ultimate Easter science project: the naked egg! See how you can make it in just a couple of days. Just make sure you make more than one because the kids will love it and will be devastated it is breaks… (at least mine were).
This time, we shredded the crayons (like here) but used very hot, boiled egg. It melted all of the pieces and created a texture on the surface. We patted it with paper towel a little and when it cooled down a little, we colored it. Then we added some “flowers” – dots of acrylic paint onto the beautiful texture.
Pisanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs that are done with bee-wax and a special tool. The wax is melted and then it is applied onto a white egg. Then you color the egg, add more wax, color again… until you achieve the right effect. After that you take the egg close to fire and melt the wax away to reveal the colorful lines underneath. I have always love it and wanted to share it with my kids… so this is a simplified version.
Take a muffin tin and put small candles inside. Put a wire mash or grid onto it – that’s your oven. Then, take couple of the metal containers for the candles and put wax crayons inside. Let them melt (but be careful not to burn them).
For your drawing tool, just take a pencil and stick a sewing pin in it. Now, you are all set. If you want to try it too, there is some inspiration (I used to do these… before kids):
This has been our favorite technique as well. Use watercolors to paint on a bubble wrap instead of on the paper. Kids think it is really fun and they love stamping with it. I’d recommend to cut the wrap into small pieces, the bigger ones can get very difficult to handle… and if your kids decide (like mine) to stamp their face, it will cover only a small part.