Easter is less than a week away. I am still surprised by how early it is this year. W is still a bit too young to dye Easter eggs. I don’t think the mess is worth it for the money I would spend on an Easter Egg kit. Many of them are very affordable but I usually end up picking up a few to make sure we have enough supplies. This year, I decided to hunt down some alternatives to store-bought Easter egg kits. There are some great ideas out there for decorating Easter Eggs that are so easy!
Easter Made Easy – Easter Eggs Without a Kit
1. Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
I found this great idea at Come Together Kids and it is based on an idea originally found on Family Fun. It involves drawing on hard-boiled Easter eggs with crayons before they have cooled so that the wax melts on them. The wax then hardens while the eggs cool. There is a heat factor involved so it’s not for the youngest kids. They could always draw on cooled eggs with crayons and get a similar effect!
As long as you have eggs and crayons around your house (and even with a 16-month old, I already have crayons around the house) then you can create some gorgeous eggs. I love the natural side of this project. It’s just wax and eggs. There are no chemical dyes to stain hands or clothes!
2. Glitter Easter Eggs
I discovered a tutorial for glitter Easter eggs at A Pumpkin and a Princess. This idea was originally found in Better Homes and Gardens. It’s a great alternative to coloring Easter eggs and appeals to my love for all things sparkle and glitter!
At A Pumpkin and a Princess, she made the project even less messy by using glue dots to make the Easter eggs with glitter polka dots. There wasn’t even any glue involved! that makes this idea even less messy and they are absolutely adorable!
3. Kool-Aid Easter Eggs
If you do want to color Easter eggs but don’t want to buy one of the kits at a store, check your pantry for extra Kool-Aid packets! I found this idea at Hey! Jen Renee and fell in love with it immediately. I love the bright colors and the range of colors that you can achieve using Kool-Aid to color Easter eggs!
If you don’t have any extra Kool-Aid packets around the house, you can usually pick up 5 or 6 for a dollar at the grocery store. Then all you need is some hard-boiled eggs and some small containers for the Kool-Aid. Mix 1 packet of Kool-Aid with 2/3 cup of water and you’re ready to go! You don’t need vinegar because Kool-Aid has citric acid in it. Another perk is that Kool-Aid smells a lot better than vinegar!
Have you decorated Easter eggs? How did you decorate your Easter eggs this year?
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