Easter Crafts – Colorblock Easter Eggs

Colorblock in neon AND glitter!  These were so fun to make and fairly easy so you definitely have time to make these before this Sunday.

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You’ll need:  eggs (I blew the eggs out, Martha has great directions on how to do so), egg dying kit (I bought the kind you find at the grocery store), Mod Podge, water, glitter, a brush, and a needle and thread.

 

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First, dye your eggs according to your kits’ instructions.  I bought the Paas brand in neon, because why not!

 

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Once your eggs are dyed and dried, string them so you can a) hang them later and b) use the string to help with the glitter steps.

 

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I ended up putting a dot of hot glue on the bottom of each egg to make sure the string stayed secure.

 

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Then it’s time to glitter!  To get the real colorblock look, I covered half of each egg in glitter.  I watered down my Mod Podge a bit and then painted it onto the egg. Make sure you make straight lines so your glitter goes on straight.

 

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Shake on the glitter.

 

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Clean up with a brush.

 

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Hang to dry and decorate your tree (tutorial tomorrow!) and voila – a colorful neon glittery colorblock Easter!

Easter Craft – Polka Dot Easter Egg

polka-dot-easter-egg-6Last year I started a new tradition of decorating a wooden Easter egg for our Z that we can hang every year.  I made a purple egg with white polka dots and frankly, I didn’t love how it came out.  Since we love polka dots in this house, I decided to re-do how to make a polka dot Easter Egg.  This time it was easier and came out looking exactly how I wanted and envisioned.

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You’ll need: eggs (I used a wooden egg but you can do this with hard boiled or blown eggs as well), glue dots, glitter, and string to attach and hang the egg.

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Before I began decorating, my husband drilled a hole through the wooden egg and I painted it white. I also wrote her name and the date of Easter on the bottom (since we’re saving these year to year). Start by strategically sticking your glue dots on the egg.  Peel back the paper over the sticky part one dot at a time and pour glitter.  These dots are very sticky and the glitter will stick nicely.

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Brush off unwanted glitter with a small paint brush.

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Now you’re ready to string the egg and hang it!  Stringing your egg can be tricky, this year I used thick thread and then added a matching green bead in between the bottom of the egg and the knot to make sure it stayed in place. Done – cute egg!

PS. I’ll have the how-to next week on the little Easter Egg tree you see here…