It's Easter, and once again, time to decorate eggs! A majority of people decorate boiled eggs and then spend the next week after the holiday finding creative ways to utilize eggs in recipes. That's wonderful if you and your family are big lovers of egg products, but if they're picky eaters, then you might want to minimize the real eggs. Yet you still want that family-bonding time of decorating eggs.
Since the basis of most of KidKraft's products is wood, we'd like to suggest decorating wooden eggs for Easter! It satisfies your kids' art and crafting desires, while also giving them a long-lasting product to use over and over.
You can find wooden eggs at any craft store or large retailer. We especially like these that have lids and are hollow inside so you can hide little treats during the Easter egg hunt. Most wooden eggs are flat on the bottom so they stand up easily during the painting and decorating process. Your kids won't have to hold them the entire time, resulting in (ideally) less mess.
As for decorating—the sky's the limit. Painting them is the obvious first choice. You can experiment with different types of paint, like acrylic or watercolor. Or, you can decoupage them for a fancy, vintage feel. If you're like lots of parents, you already have a reservoir of craft supplies on hand that can be used to embellish these cute little oval objects. Sequins, feathers, stickers anyone?
Add some googly eyes and yarn for hair and let them create their own egg-citing character. They can use markers to add zigzags, words or their own one-of-a-kind artwork.
When the decorating is done, these works of art can be hid around the house or outside. No worries if they don't find them all right away—they won't rot like real ones do. They can also be used to decorate or adorn Easter baskets or be given as gifts to family or friends.
After Easter is over, these little beauties still have lots of uses. We love adding these as accessories to a play kitchen. Magical omelet anyone? You can even reuse egg cartons to give the set an authentic touch.
These eggs double as an easy educational tool. Paint them vibrant solid primary hues and work on your toddler's color recognition. Or, draw numbers on them and let your kiddo practice counting. They'll be eggheads in no time!
Year after year, the eggs can be reused for Easter. It's a sweet way to reminisce of past holidays. Who knows—they could even become egg-cellent heirlooms!