January 2012

How to Make Marbleized Easter Eggs

There are so many different ways to create an Easter egg. This version uses oil to create a marbleized look. You don’t need to purchase any egg dye either, as food coloring works just as well.

Follow these steps to make your marbleized Easter eggs:

Step 1:
Pour half a cup of warm water in a plastic cup that can be thrown away later. You will need one plastic cup for each color you plan on using with your eggs. I suggest at least six-one each for the colors yellow, green, red, blue, purple, and orange.

Homemade Easter Decorations

It is important to me that I spend time with my kids while they are young. One way to create good memories is to lead the kids in crafts. Easter is a great excuse to make crafts together. One thing we like to do is make our own Easter decorations.

The first thing we do is cover the kitchen table with several layers of newspaper (we are messy). If the kids don’t put on a set of clothing that I don’t care about, then I will make them wear art smocks.

Themed Easter Baskets

There is no law that says an Easter basket must be filled with just a variety of candy. Two years ago I decided to get creative and fill each basket based on a theme. It was so much fun, and the kids really had a ball Easter morning.

First, you need to make a list of the things your child likes. My oldest daughter loves horses, fashion, hats, and writing. My youngest loves ducks, Barney, and music. Second, you need to survey the stores near you to see which of the items on your list has the most supplies. Make that the theme of your Easter basket.

Easter Egg Tree: A Craft for Kids

Dyeing Easter eggs is fun, but it can get quite messy. If you want to provide a fun craft for your kids that doesn’t require getting food coloring all over the place, you can guide them in making an Easter egg tree.

Lay one large piece of poster board on the table and draw a big tree on it. You can create the outline and then have the kids color the tree in. They may also wish to add grass around the try, or color the sky blue. Of course, if the kids are older, they may wish to draw the tree themselves.

Rice Krispies Nest with Easter Eggs

You can help your children create an edible nest filled with candy eggs at Easter time. Rice Krispies treats are perfect for designing a bird’s nest, and you will only need to make one change to the original recipe in order to achieve the nest look.  

You will need the following items to make your Easter treat:
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large pot
  • 1 wooden spatula
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 can cooking spray
  • 2 muffin pans