My kids love to decorate eggs. We've been known to break out the food coloring throughout the year. Something as simple as a bowl of pastel colored eggs adds such a nice decorative touch - whether to your Easter decor or to your home, no matter the time of year. I prefer to stick to the more simple - but simple doesn't have to be boring. And simple can extend far beyond a pale pink, yellow or blue egg. As I scouted out ideas that appealed to me on a visual level, keeping in mind the skill set in my home - ranging from 8 to 15 years, I wanted ideas that were easy enough for the littlest hands,yet challenging enough for the older two. I wanted a project that would hold the attention of an 8 year old and yet not bore two teenagers while staying away from neon-rainbow-psychedelic hues that would potentially potentially spill all over the place because in my house, if it can spill and stain, it will
spill and stain!
Pictured below are projects that I know would appeal to us and thought they may appeal to you as well, simple with a slight sophistication and enough whimsy to interest to a child. You'll notice that some of these eggs have been colored while others have been decorated yet their colors went unchanged. I love the golden touches, and while glitter is fun I personally try to keep far far away from it - more mess and we find it everywhere for months on end! I love the naturally dyed eggs, and the eggs that stick to simple tones. Decoupage adds more detail but it's an art-form that looks as well imperfect as it does when it's perfected. Put your twine and rubber bands to good creative use and break out the Sharpies to create fun patterns and write endearing messages. Fingerprints and confetti will also give your eggs a creative and personal touch.
|via Pinterest, original source unknown|
|via The Daily Meal|
|via Dulce Bright|
|via Disney Family Fun|
We hope you enjoy your decorating egg-stravaganza!