Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crafting with the Kids~"Fancy" Easter Eggs

With a 5 year old in the house, there is an egg-stra (had to do that) lot of excitement around our house for the arrival of the Easter Bunny.  The kids insisted we make "fancy" eggs, so last weekend we tried out a few techniques.

One of the novelty fabrics in my stash had these cute flying bunnies.  I cut out the bunnies with a scalloped flower die and let the kids coat the back and front of each shape with modge podge.
Just enough to coat each side.
Super cute!  Super easy!  I like the contrast of the yellow fabric against the white egg, but did paint a few eggs with acrylic paint just to add some color to the mix.  I think modge podge would probably smear the color on dyed eggs, so opted for paint.
And then we tried our hand at chalkboard paint.  3 coats of  paint on each egg (allow to dry between coats) gave a fabulous finish and I was really excited to let the kids get creative.  But, as you can see, it is tricky because they can't really handle the eggs without smudging them as they color. 
So we rinsed them off and started over.  It may be best to save the chalkboard paint eggs for a centerpiece project or perhaps write names on them and carefully place them in a display that won't be at the mercy of little fingers-of course that takes all the fun out of it!

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  1. Well done! Such creative eggs. I'm sure my girls would love the chalkboard paint idea too. Last year we created minion eggs from the movie "Despicable Me". My creative juices aren't flowing quite yet.

  2. Great eggs! Love them both - never thought to modge podge some fun paper on them. Did you use a little egg stand to dry the chalkboard painted eggs?

    1. I had just dried the chalkboard paint eggs lying on their side on some scrunched up tin foil. Since it takes 3 coats, you have a chance to rotate them and re-paint any smudges the tin foil left. Glad you liked them. My new passion may be chalkboard paint!

  3. Love those chalkboard eggs--great idea! Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

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