Two common Easter traditions are: #1. Decorating Easter eggs and #2. The Easter egg hunt! Here are some ideas to help make your Easter egg activities better than ever!
Although dying eggs all one color is fun, using a variety of colors and techniques can make your eggs really standout.
Technique 1: The Ombre Egg.
To create the ombre easter egg is actually quite simple.
- Grab 4 different cups and pour 1 teaspoon of vinegar, and ¾ cups of hot water into each cup. Then add food coloring to each cup (add a little more to each one as you go) Ex. Cup 1= 10 drops food coloring, Cup 2=1/8 tsp food coloring, Cup 3=1/4 tsp, and Cup 4=1/2 tsp.
- Place your egg completely in the first cup, place it ¾ in the 2nd cup, ½ in the 3rd cup and ¼ in the last cup.
- Let it dry!
*The longer you hold it in each color, the darker the colors will be!
Technique 2: Rubber Band Egg
If you thought the ombre egg was easy just wait until you try this one.
- Mix your dye with vinegar and water, similar to Step 1 of ombre egg
- Take rubber bands and wrap them around your eggs, immerse them in the dye. Take off rubber bands and let them dry completely
*Your eggs can be done after this step OR
- Wrap rubber bands around your eggs in different patterns from before and immerse in a new color.
- Be amazed at how simple it was to make such cool looking eggs!
Technique 3: Sharpie Egg
If the idea of food dye and a big mess in your kitchen isn’t appealing maybe Sharpie eggs are for you.
- Simply buy/find Sharpie’s of a variety colors and doodle away. You can make designs, write your name, draw pictures, etc.
- You can also dye your egg one color then use your Sharpie on it after
*Can be as simple or detailed as you like!
Hunt 1: Glow-in-the-dark
-Buy small glow sticks and plastic eggs. Place the glow sticks in the eggs then hide them around the house. Turn off the lights and let the fun begin!
*Make sure children are appropriate age so they will not eat the glow sticks.
Hunt 2: Puzzle Pieces
-Buy plastic eggs and put a puzzle piece in each one. In order to get the chocolate/their baskets they must find every piece of the puzzle in order to get the clue of where the “treasure” is hidden. Alternatively you can also place a written word in each egg that when combined give the final clue. This is a great way to get everyone to work together because they need everyone’s clues to accomplish the task.
Hunt 3: Scavenger Hunt
-The Scavenger hunt is a classic when it comes to hunting for eggs. Begin by giving each person an egg with a clue in it. This clue will lead them to egg #2 which will have a clue leading them to egg #3 and so on. This is great when you have hunters of a variety of ages. The older age group can have riddles that are harder to crack where as young hunters can have more obvious clues.
Happy Easter and I hope you can use these ideas to make for some great Easter memories!