Crayon Easter Eggs!

This year was a last minute rush to color easter eggs. We had thought of doing the shaving cream easter eggs like last year, but wanted to do something else.  So in a house with NO FOOD COLORING .. what do we have a lot of? CRAYONS!  I had seen where you can put crayons in the hot glue gun but with a few kids that doesn’t seem very safe. So the eggs were still warm and I tested an egg.  It melts and you can smear!

 

Check it out.. again make sure your eggs are still warm!

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Our stock of crayons…

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Grandma helping out.

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My test egg… I love how it melted

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Our eggs.  It’s fun to smear the melted crayons to give it a stained look.

 

 

 

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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

This is probably the most fun I have ever had dyeing Easter eggs.  It was messy, but no where near as messy as regular egg dye. The colors didn’t come out to bright, but you might want to leave the shaving cream on overnight  (making sure it is covered ). Food coloring will stain your skin if the shaving cream gets on your skin, you might want to wear gloves.

What you need:

Tray to work on

hard boiled eggs

food color

shaving cream

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Step 1:  Spread your shaving cream all over your tray.

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and get daddy

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Step 2: add your food color

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Step 3: Spread your food color out using a fork

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Step 4: ADD YOUR EGGS AND ROLL!

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We left the eggs in the shaving cream for about 3 hours.  You can leave the on over night but I would cover the tray if you decided to do that.

Step 5: Wipe off  with a paper towel.  Enjoy your Easter eggs

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Bunny Hops

Problems thinking about what to place in your child’s Easter basket?

Pre-made Easter baskets are well let’s face it… BORING

Cheaply made but are expensive.  Plus there are always one or two things in the basket that will never get used.

Putting your own basket together can become expensive as well too, but you can customize it to fit your house and your child.

Easter candy is EVERYWHERE right now.

My family and I are still trying to get rid of Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and just random candy in between too.

EASTER CANDY WILL NOT BE IN MY SON’S EASTER BASKET!

I am a little tired of candy to be honest and we really don’t eat it much, hence the reason why we still have so much.

(Family please, if you send candy from now on please only send individual sizes)

So what will be in our son’s Easter basket?

Item’s that will be useful, and we can use every day for crafts and just plain fun time.

This will be a Crayola Easter!

Sidewalk Chalk

MORE Crayons

Bubbles

and perhaps an outdoor toy.

NO EASTER CANDY!

Can I say that again…

NO EASTER CANDY!

Jack has had enough Peeps to satisfy him until the next holiday.

So now that you know what is going in Jackson’s Easter basket.. What’s going to be in your child’s?

**UPDATE 3/16/2013**  I went shopping today and got his Easter Basket together.

It isn’t much but does  a 3 yr old really need much?

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We have bubbles, Rise of the Guardians, Angry Birds Tattoos, Triangle crayons, sidewalk chalk, and a dinosaur.

For a total of $30! We already had the basket.

Not to bad and I am sure my little man will be thrilled with it, since he picked pretty much all of it out on his own!