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Spring Has Sprung, and the Easter Bunny Will be Hopping By Any Day!

I love Easter. I think it’s one of those fun little holidays that we put a little more effort into than Valentine’s Day…but not as much as Christmas. It’s like that sweet little spot of holiday loving. I also love all the airy, pastel decor and Spring vibes. On today’s show,  I’m sharing some fun little ways that we can make new Easter memories and family traditions. I’m going to share some new spins on Easter baskets, and other Easter activities, including egg hunts and egg decorating. You’ll walk away from this episode with some awesome new ideas to try out with your kids this year while you celebrate Easter! I can’t wait to hear how they come to life for you and your family!

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There’s a bunny coming to town, and you know what that means! Easter is hopping in!

Imagine your perfect Easter.You’ve got some cute decor around your house, the Easter baskets and shopped for and prepped ahead of time, you’ve got your hunt ready to roll, the menu plan is set and your guests know what they’re bringing, and all you need to worry about is whether or not your kid is going to look at the camera for one family photo. Sounds pretty perfect right?

My Easter Traditions Guide gives you everything you need to make that a reality and more. It outlines the holiday for you, giving you everything you need in one spot- a convenient download you can access from your computer or phone.

The Easter Traditions Guide also comes with my Printable Egg Hunt Activities (normally sold separately! Download your guides here and feel that overwhelm hop away and start getting excited about celebrating Easter with your loved ones!

Easter Baskets

I love a good theme when it comes to pretty much anything…and Easter is no exception! A theme, no matter what it’s for, keeps you focused and on budget. It helps with the sneaky desire to wander around grabbing anything and everything that looks cute and little that could be thrown in a basket. I’m definitely guilty of this and as I’m filling their baskets I get annoyed with myself for grabbing a bunch of “stuff” they’ll hardly play with that’ll just take up space in my house. The following themes for baskets this year are SO dang cute, and will totally help with that focused shopping!

Themes:

  • Summer: new swimsuit, sand/water toys, sunglasses, sunscreen stick, popsicle molds, Swedish fish candies, towel, hat
  • Art: new scented markers or glitter crayons, rubber stamps or stickers and little notecards for card making, paints and paintbrushes- or those cool paint stix– super fun and not messy
  • Gardening: gloves, hat, tools, seed packets, little pots and pain pens, chocolates in the shapes of flowers or insects
  • Travel: Have a vacation coming up? Fun airplane activities, sunglasses, outfits, travel games, etc.- you could even try to get them to guess where you’re going in their Easter basket…how fun would this be for a Disney trip!
  • Bath: bath crayons/paints (these are even easy to make yourselves) new toys, bath books, legos for bath, bubble bath
  • Character: all things for their favorite character- coloring book, toys, books, new dvd

Decorating Easter Eggs

First step to egg dying is deciding on an egg path.  You can either hard boil egg or blow out eyes and just use the shell. I actually like cooking eggs in the oven! Set the oven at 350, put one egg in a muffin tin slot, and bake for 30 minutes. Place the eggs in a large bowl of ice water for 10 minutes. This is the EASIEST way to hard boil eggs and they are cooked perfectly each time!

If you want to blow them out, use a pin or thumbtack to poke a hole in the bottom and top of each egg and make the whole a bit bigger- be careful not to crack the egg! Then blow the contents of the egg into a bowl. Boom, breakfast for dinner tonight! Rinse them with water, and you are good to go! 

Shaving Cream

Kids are OBSESSED with this one and it’s actually really fun and cool. I’m kind of amazed every time it actually works haha! Get some cheap shaving cream at the drugstore and then add some drops of food coloring to the cream. Roll the eggs around and they become these super cool marbley eggs.

 Confetti Eggs

Use blown out eggs for this one and dye the eggs however you want. Once you have dyed your eggs and they dry, have your kids modge podge the eggs. Then sprinkle them paper confetti and modge podge again! These ones are great to do with blown out eggs because they are a really fun and can be used as decor year after year. This one requires the most amount of work too, even though its easy and fun, so might a well get to enjoy them around your house!

Natural Egg Dye

Purply/Blue: Crushed blueberries

Robin’s egg blue: Red cabbage

Brown: 1 Tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 2/3 cup of hot water, add 1/2 tea vinegar

Green: Spinach 

Lavender: Grape juice

Pink: Cranberry juice or pickled/shredded raw beets

Red: Red onions. Add 2 cups of water and boil for 1/2-1 hour

Tan: Brown onion skins or shells from a dozen walnuts

Violet-Blue: Violet blossoms. Cover with hot water and let sit overnight

Yellow: 1 tea to 2 tbsp Tumeric (depending on hue you want). Add 2/2 cup of hot water and 1/4 tea vinegar

Patterns

Have your kids add stickers or wrap plain white eggs with rubber bands before they dye the eggs. Dye the eggs and once they are dry, take the stickers and rubber bands off and see the cool shapes and patterns left on the egg! You can also do this with thin tape to make stripe, plaid or checkerboard eggs. Endless possibilities!

The point is to be creative and have fun with this. Let your kids make a mess…it can be cleaned. Let them experiment, pick the ugly colors, and then do it along with them so you can have a couple eggs that are cute to use as decor around your house year after year! I make new blown out eggs I use as decor each year and I like looking back on the years we did watercolor eggs, confetti eggs, rubber band eggs, etc. It’s a fun walk down Easter memory lane!

Easter Egg Hunts

Growing up our Easter egg hunts were pretty epic. My grandma is the queen of glitz and glam. Still to this day she wants to be surrounded by everything covered in rhinestones and glitter. Its’ only natural that our sole children Easter goal was to find out where Grandma hid the golden egg. She had a plastic egg that was more than twice the size of the other eggs, stuck $20 in it, wrapped it in gold celophane and wound this gold star wire ribbon all around the egg. It was blinged out and SO hard to find! My mom has carried on that tradition with Evie and Hud and their cousins for Easter. It’s so fun to watch the little kids hunt for their eggs with little bunny crackers, stickers, or candy inside…and the excitement of the golden egg is still alive also!

Clue hunt

You can have a scavenger hunt for eggs that hold clues to a grand prize- maybe a golden egg! Or have the clues lead them to their Easter basket. Make sure you put numbers on the eggs so the kids go in order just in case you have the wanderer that goes off and finds an egg and throws the whole thing off!

 Letter/Sight Word Hunt

You could also a letter or sight word hunt for those littles.  Kids have to work together to put the letters in order or to spell a couple sight words with the letters in their eggs. You could also print off multiple letters and have a matching game!

Coupon Hunt

Coupons are an adorable idea for those that don’t want to fill their eggs with too much candy! Add coupons for fun things like “go on a date with mommy” or “one extra bedtime story” for kids to find and use whenever they want! Super fun quality time perk for both parents and kiddos!

I have a printable for Easter egg hunts available for download! I created a scavenger hunt, a letter hunt, and a coupon hunt for you- all you need to do it print, cut and hide your eggs! Three options for you, ready to roll- the work done for you! I included some blanks also so you can make this hunt work for landmarks in your yard, house or neighborhood if you want to also! All activities are designed for various stages of learning development as well! Download them here!

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There’s a bunny coming to town, and you know what that means! Easter is hopping in!

Imagine your perfect Easter.You’ve got some cute decor around your house, the Easter baskets and shopped for and prepped ahead of time, you’ve got your hunt ready to roll, the menu plan is set and your guests know what they’re bringing, and all you need to worry about is whether or not your kid is going to look at the camera for one family photo. Sounds pretty perfect right?

My Easter Traditions Guide gives you everything you need to make that a reality and more. It outlines the holiday for you, giving you everything you need in one spot- a convenient download you can access from your computer or phone.

The Easter Traditions Guide also comes with my Printable Egg Hunt Activities (normally sold separately! Download your guides here and feel that overwhelm hop away and start getting excited about celebrating Easter with your loved ones!

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