I am a little sad to say this year will be the first year that no one in the family is hunting Easter eggs. The past three Easters, we have been experimenting with several types of egg coloring ideas. I put links to every video and every former blog link is in blue. This year, we tried chalkboard eggs. It was a pretty fun decorating idea, but it obviously not a keepsake idea. The chalk never does completely erase, though.
Here is what happened when we tested some chalkboard eggs:
Last year was the first year that we really started thinking about eggs that we could keep. One kind we did was Mod Podge and tissue paper. We also used some star glitter, also with Mod Podge, on brown eggs. We did not dye any, since we already had the pretty brown color on the eggs.
The thing that is not fun about keepsakes is the blowing the egg part. You have to drill a small hole in the top, and a larger one in the bottom. Then, you put your mouth against the smaller one and blow out the inside of the egg. I had to shake the egg before and during to get the inside scrambled a little bit and easier to get out.
In 2015, we tried several different decorating techniques. Some were awesome, some were messes, and some were complete fails. We made a makeshift egg holder out of pins, and we died eggs with rice. This was a fun one.
The eggs turned out really pretty, but not very vibrant. Here is our experience, on film:
Another one we did requires leaves, flowers, and panty hose. The leaf imprint egg was pretty darn messy, but it was definitely a fun one aside from that. The colors were vibrant, and we used a makeshift egg holder, again.
Here is the mess, documented, as well as what worked, and what failed.
The last eggs we did were such a pretty, messy, stinky disaster. Since we were using nail polish, we made sure we blew out the eggs first. Do the same with the Mod Podge eggs, no one needs to ingest either one.
Where the polish sticks, you get a beautiful egg. The problem was it did not stick on the whole egg, and it caused everyone to get a headache from the smell. Here is the video:
I am sad to say this looks like our last Easter egg dying video and our last year to be doing anything for the kids at all, aside from eating Easter dinner. We have had a wonderful 20 Easters since Gage was born, and it continued until Lizzie was 10. Even family traditions have to come to an end. But, I still have a little hope I can squeeze one more year out of them.