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Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

As you know, Easter is only a couple of weeks away. While many people are still trying to get the kids’ Easter dresses and/or boy’s suitsordered for Easter service, there are many others who are already focused on the big after-church festivities. What after-church Easter festivities? Well, the big Easter dinner with friends and family, but for those of us with kids, we also plan a fun Easter egg hunt for the kids too!

Regardless of whether you have the Easter bunny hide the eggs for the kiddos or you hide them and let the kids find them, chances are you do have some kind of Easter egg hunt for the little ones. But, before you can have the hunt you have to decorate the eggs. I’m not sure about you, but decorating Easter eggs the night before Easter was one of my favorite Easter activities, as a child. I want to continue that tradition with my kids, as I’m sure you do too. Below are a few creative ways to decorate Easter eggs.
  • Polka-Dots – When I was a kid, my Easter eggs were dyed with the kits you bought at Wal-Mart. It never crossed my mind to get creative with the eggs. However, I’ve recently seen some pretty cool polka-dotted eggs that would be super easy for the little ones to do. All you have to do is dye the eggs for the base color. Once dried, give your little ones each a pencil with an eraser on it and a plate with different paint colors on it. Simply, dip the pencil’s eraser in the desired paint color and “dot” the egg with it
  • Glitter Eggs – For those with little girls or even boys who like lots of sparkles, why not make a few glittered eggs this year? (Be prepared for a little mess, especially if you have young children.) The first step is to dye the hard boiled eggs for that solid base color. Once that is done, mix craft glue and water together in equal parts. When the eggs are cooled, “paint” them with the glue mixture and follow by rolling in extra fine glitter then let dry
  • Ribbon & Rhinestone Embellished Eggs – If you have older children, then they may enjoy decorating their eggs with ribbon and rhinestones. Again, the eggs need to be dyed first for the base color. They can also be glitter eggs too, it just depends on how much work your kids want to do before they get to the ribbon and rhinestones. Once the egg’s base is done and dry, kids can glue small pieces of decorative ribbon around the middle of the egg and top with decorative rhinestones
  • Stickers – For younger kids, after the eggs have been dyed and cooled, placing decorative stickers on the eggs is a fun and easy way for them to make the eggs unique. I personally prefer to buy the stickers used for scrapbooking because they look nicer and make the eggs “pop” a little more than the thin, flat stickers do. However, any type of sticker can be used and it’s an easy, no-mess way for young kids to decorate Easter eggs!

Spring Has Arrived

Wednesday, March 20 The First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) 2018

I’m not sure about you, but when I woke up today the day seemed just as normal as any other day. The morning routine was the same – get up, put makeup on, wake 5 yr. old up, feed him breakfast, get the baby up and feed him, load everyone in the car and take the oldest to his morning spring break camp. The morning didn’t seem to be any different than yesterday or the day before that. However, on the drive to the children’s museum where his day camp is, my son suddenly says, “Mom, I want to build a bird feeder. That way, we can watch all the birds eat!”

I wondered where in the world that thought came from, but then they announced on the radio that today is officially the first day of spring. Although the morning didn’t feel any different to me, my son obviously sensed there was something different. Why else would he ask to build a bird feeder out of the blue? Additionally, a Facebook friend posted a picture of her potted flowers that have begun to bloom.

Spring brings with it so many things. The trees begin budding, flowers begin to bloom, the kids start to get restless, etc. The majority of people look forward to spring because it’s a wonderful change of pace from the last few months of winter – when we were “locked” up in our homes. All that changes when spring arrives! Now we can all get outside and enjoy the outdoor activities as a family again.
I admit, as a mom, it is easy to treat the days of spring like the days of winter. After all, being confined to the house for months at a time does tend to promote habitual behaviors that can be hard to break. This is especially true for those of us with young kids. Steady routines are paramount for maintaining good attitudes and behaviors in young children. So, when spring rolls around and the daylight savings time begins, it can be hard to adjust.
Regardless, spring is here and we have to adjust! To help the kids ease into spring and all it has to offer, start by taking them to a nearby park to play a couple times a week or get the bikes out and head to a nearby trail one afternoon after school is out. I’m a big believer in making children play outside when the weather is nice. Getting kids outside and away from the electronic time-suckers inside helps build a healthy imagination while getting kids the Vitamin D and exercise they need on a daily basis.
For my family and I, the beginning of spring means afternoons spent outside kicking the soccer ball, playing catch, playing in the park, eating ice-cream and planting flowers. Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year because it’s when nature wakes up from the dormancy of winter. Therefore, celebrate! Go out and do something fun with your kids to celebrate the beginning of Spring 2013!