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Dyeing eggs for Easter

I know my children don’t have a clue about Easter but that hasn’t stopped us enjoying some Easter crafting. Yesterday we tried our hands at decorating and dyeing hard boiled eggs. This was actually quite quick so the children were able to follow the whole process. I thought I’d share it here as my two really enjoyed it.

Dyeing eggs for Easter

You will need:
eggs
Scotch Magic Tape
scissors
vinegar
food colouring

First hard boil the eggs. I boiled them for 10 minutes then placed them in a sieve and ran cold water over them for a minute before leaving them in a bowl of cold water for another 10 minutes.

When they are cool you can start to decorate them. My 4 year old loves to practise his cutting so I gave him small pieces of Scotch Magic Tape which he cut into triangles and different shapes and placed on the egg.

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We then placed each egg into a tall glass of cold water mixed with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a generous portion of food colouring.

decorating Easter eggs

After an hour we took the eggs from the water and removed the Scotch Magic Tape to reveal our designs.

decorating Easter eggs

Scotch Magic Tape is great for crafting with children as it doesn’t stick to itself and is instantly reposition-able, so if you make a mistake it’s quick and easy to fix!

If you try this yourself my top tip is make sure you squeeze out any air bubbles under the tape otherwise the dye will leak through and spoil your design.

We were sent the samples of Scotch Magic Tape for some Easter crafting :)

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How to make your own Easter eggs

I think it’s fair to say we’re enjoying our Easter holidays. The 4 year old was in desperate need of a break from his nursery routine (he attends for five afternoons a week) and we’ve been crafting, to the beach, seen family and friends and for the first time, made our own Easter eggs!

Have you ever tried using a chocolate mould before? We found it surprisingly time consuming as each layer needs to be left to solidify before another one is added.

“Daddy, me have more chocolate please!”

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It was great fun though and there was plenty of chocolate left over which made the children happy as they could lick the bowl. As the shells were so fragile (one broke whilst getting it out of the mould) we didn’t join two to make eggs, instead decorating the shells flat. This meant it was much easier for small hands to hold onto. We used icing tubes as glue to stick on a sweetie face.

We were sent the Easter Egg Kit from #stayinhappybunnies to take part in this fun craft activity

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Toilet roll chicks

I have a quick and easy Easter craft to share with you today. It involves two of my favourite things recycling cardboard toilet roll tubes and Spring time. The weather has been beautiful today so we’ve thrown open the back door and spent some happy hours crafting away, we have lots to share over the next week or two.

To make some sweet little Easter toilet roll chicks you will need: empty cardboard rolls from paper towels or toilet rolls, yellow paint, orange cardboard, glue stick, scissors, sticky tape and a black pen.

Cut the cardboard roll in half and paint liberally with yellow paint (we gave ours two coats).

From the orange cardboard cut a beak, two wings and feet. We also traced around our tube and cut a circle as we wanted to fill our chicks with Easter eggs.

toilet roll chicks

Sticky tape the base in place then glue the beak, wings and feet. Add two little eyes with the black pen.

cardboard roll Easter chicks

Fun little recycled Easter chicks which can be filled with sweet treats or perhaps hidden in the garden as part of an Easter egg hunt!

Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday and the Weekly Kids Co-op

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