Easter egg decorating!

I wanted to share a picture of the decorated eggs my little ones made for their school Easter competition. They love decorating their hard boiled eggs and thinking about what they would like to turn their eggs into each year! Last year they made these gorgeous eggs!

This year my 8 year old daughter wanted to make the Easter bunny again (she is completely rabbit obsessed so any excuse is a good one!), and my 5 year old son wanted to make the Gruffalo. We hard boiled some eggs and let them cool completely before painting them. (We use acrylic paints as I find they hold better and tend not to slip off and drip as much as other paints). Once the base paint was dry they added extra details using felt tips. Ears and horns were made using paper and then glued on, and they used googly eyes for a more 3D effect! My daughter also stuck a cotton wool tail on her bunny! The holders were made with strips of coloured card stapled together.

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The kids loved their finished eggs and they now have pride of place in the centre of our table. I think they did a wonderful job and my daughters egg came second place in her school competition and my sons placed third! They were both super proud!

A fantastic activity to try over the Easter holidays!

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Eggscellent Egg Decorating!

It’s a little bit of a tradition in our family to decorate eggs at Easter time and this year is no different! My 4 year old son decided he wanted to make a Mike Wazowski (from Monsters inc) egg and my 7 year old daughter opted to make an Easter bunny egg.

 We started off by hard boiling the eggs and waiting for them to cool. After that they painted them with some acrylic paint which a friend had given them. These can usually be picked up relatively cheaply in art stores or on-line. My daughter added tissue paper for her bunny nose, googly eyes and a cotton wool tail, and my son added a hat made from tissue paper. They both drew on extra details with a black felt tip pen, and we used painted kitchen tube pieces as holders so they could stand up and be displayed.
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 We think they look great and will make a lovely table decoration at Easter time. Maybe you could decorate a whole bunch of eggs as a centrepiece!