10 Fun ways to color easter eggs

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Happy Easter!

We love coloring and dying Easter Eggs and over the years have tried out different techniques to make cute and different eggs. We thought, we share some of our favorite Easter eggs and how to make them. Most of them are very easy to make and they all look beautiful. We used cooked eggs, hollow eggs, plastic eggs and clay eggs for different effects….

1. Emoji Eggs

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I think the emoji eggs are soo cute and the kids and I would definitely like to make more next year…

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Cartoon eggs like emoji eggs are so fun, bright and cute and they are one of my favorite eggs ever…..

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You need:
Plastic or real eggs, yellow, black and white color
Direction:
We used hollow eggs for this project, because we want them to last and make more next Easter. We colored the eggs yellow and let them dry completely. (we used wooden sticks and straws inside a flower pot) We needed 2-3 layers to get a really bright yellow. We tried to use sharpies to draw on the faces, but the sharpie stopped working shortly after. In the end, we used very fine brushes and painted the faces with acrylic paint.

 

2. Ombre Eggs

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These eggs are so easy to make and look stunning at the same time.

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You need:
eggs, egg coloring tablets, vinegar, small plastic cups (in which egg can stand up), extra water or whisk (optional)
Direction:
We used cooked eggs for this project. This project is very easy, but time consuming. Our cups were the perfect size for the eggs to stand up straight without rolling over. We dissolved the color tablets in a separate container with only a little bit of water and added 3 tablespoons of vinegar. We carefully poured a little of the liquid into the cup with the egg covering only the bottom of the egg. We let it sit for 15 minutes and poured just a small amount of water to create the next lighter shade. We added more water about every 10 minutes until the egg was completely covered. The kids wanted to be involved and make their own ombre eggs as well, so we used a bigger glass and a whip to hold the eggs up straight for easier pouring.

 

3. Vintage Book Letter Eggs

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The vintage book letter eggs are so easy to make and look so chic at the same time.

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You need:

Plastic or real eggs, old book, modge podge, gold color and optional ribbon or string

Direction:

We used plastic eggs for this project, because we want them to last and display them every Easter. We tore the book pages in little pieces and glued them with modge podge. Once the egg was covered completely with paper, we brushed a thin layer of modge pogde on top. We let the egg dry completely and painted the edges of the torn paper with a gold color. Just a little touch of gold. We wanted to wrap some string around the egg to make it look even more vintage looking, but liked the final result and kept them without it.

 

4. Unicorn Sparkle Glitter Eggs

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Glitter eggs are magical and the favorite eggs of my daughter…

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You need:
Dyed eggs, fluorescent glitter, white glitter, glue
Direction:
We dyed our eggs first with regular egg dyes. Afterwards we brushed a thin layer of glue and rolled the eggs in a mixture of white and fluorescent glitter. Voila, glitter sparkle unicorn mermaid eggs…..

 

5. Napkin Flower Eggs

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We brought spring inside the house with the beautiful napkin flower eggs.

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You need:
Plastic or real eggs, napkins, modge podge, scissors

Direction:
We used plastic eggs for this project, because we want them to last and display them every Easter. We applied modge podge on the eggs and covered them with a layer of a napkin trying to brush off any wrinkles to get a flat surface. You could tear the napkin in strips or pieces or cut off a design like a flower and glue them on the egg as well.  Once the egg was covered completely with the napkin, we brushed a thin layer of modge pogde on top and let the egg dry completely.

 

6. Clay Watercolor Eggs

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They are even more beautiful in real life and have different shades of color….

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You need:
Clay eggs (see our clay recipe) or real eggs, water, watercolors
Direction:
We used the colorful plastic eggs from egg hunts and covered them in clay for this project, You can also buy ready made papermache eggs to get the same effect. It would look really nice on real eggs as well.  You only need very wet watercolors and drip them down the eggs. While the first color was still wet, we added drops of a second and third color. The colors blended beautiful together. My three year old thinks they look like Dinosaur eggs. Dinosaur eggs would be a great idea for next year….

7. Confetti Eggs

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Just looking at these eggs make me feel happy. Depending how the confetti is placed, you can get various looks and effects and I think, we need experiment more with different colors next year. I already have so many ideas….

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You need:
Dyed eggs, hole puncher, tooth pick, glue, tissue paper or ready confetti
Direction:
We used dyed eggs for this project. You could also use white eggs as your base, but I like to have a soft color underneath. To get the confetti, the kids used the hole puncher. We used tissue paper, because it sticks perfectly to the eggs without looking to bulky. We covered a small area of the egg with glue, dipped the tooth pick inside the glue first and used it to apply the confetti to the eggs. If you use your finger, it will get messy and sticky very fast. This was a nice project for my oldest son. Alternatively you could roll the eggs in the confetti, which we had done a couple years back. Its also pretty sticky and confetti will be everywhere, but also looks very nice.

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8. Touch of Gold Eggs

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Eggs fit for a king, they came out so beautiful and made the dyed eggs look so much nicer.

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You need:
dyed eggs, small sponge, cloth, gold color mixed with water

Direction:
We used dyed eggs for this project. Luca made these eggs by himself. He dipped the sponge into a glaze made out of gold paint and water and dipped it carefully on the eggs, wiping the excess off with a cloth. So easy and so pretty….

 

9. Shaving Cream Eggs

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This was hand off the most fun project for the kids. But keep in mind it is pretty messy too. We first colored the eggs and had an entire sensory session after followed by a bath.

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You need:
eggs, shaving cream, food coloring, tooth picks and lots of paper towel or wipes

Direction:
We used cooked eggs for this project, My kids sprayed a layer of shaving cream on a plate and added drops of different colors of food coloring. Because of Olli, we overused pink, but that is her favorite color…. We carefully mixed the colors with a tooth pick trying to not overmix them which was difficult because it was sooooo much fun. We rolled the eggs inside, transferring them on a different plate and let them marinate for 15 minutes, while Olli played a little more with the shaving cream. The result was messy, but haaaaapy and thats what I am all about. Since we did this in the garden, it was perfect and I didnt mind the mess. We wiped the excess of the shaving cream off the eggs and most of them were pink and purple, so we made a new batch in different colors.

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10. Marbled Eggs

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Easy breezy, oily squeezy. You get cute eggs and a small science lesson at the same time.

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You need:
eggs, vegetable oil, vinegar, easter egg dyes

Direction:
We dissolved the colors in water and added 2 tablesppons of vinegar in half of the colors and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in the other colors. We mixed the oil and dipped the eggs first into vinegar solution and after into the oil solution and vice versa.

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Carrots, Carrots, Carrots…. An Easter Carrot Party

One of my favorite Easter Parties was our Carrot Party. We had a carrot patch for the egg hunt, carrot cake and cookies, huge carrot decoration pieces, carrot invitations, carrot favors, carrot party hats… actually EVERYTHING CARROT….. and we loved it….

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Carrots, orange and green everywhere, more carrots, happy kids…. It was fantastic.

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The Savory and Sweet Tables

We had a savory and sweet table with carrot or Easter inspired food like bunny sandwiches, a carrot cake and cookies, little carrot patch desserts etc….

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We also served some other dishes that we “carrotized” with our personalized carrot decoration,  cupcake toppers, name tags, little orange flags etc. If you are interested, just send us an email to thepartyevent@gmail.com for more information.

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More Carrot Decoration and Activities

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The giant carrots served initially as huge decoration pieces in the trees and later as pinatas filled with more goodies for the kids. We also had other activities like a photo booth station to take pictures and a crafting table with some carrot inspired activities for the kids.

The Carrot Patch

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One of my favorite parts of the party was our egg hunt inside the carrot patch. This looked so cute and we hid the eggs behind the carrots, which made it more challenging and fun for the kids. We made the carrots out of foam, glued them on wooden sticks and had them all over the carrot patch. We also had carrot shaped eggs instead of golden eggs with special prices inside them.

 

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We created an edge with foam Easter eggs on the sides that the kids didn’t enter beforehand. The entrance was closed with streamers and Easter baskets.

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In the end it began to rain, but looking back even this looked beatuiful….

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Photo Props Monday: Easter Photo Booth Props perfect for an egg hunt or Easter Party

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We are already all about Easter. Dying Easter eggs, planning our annual egg hunt and party and making Easter crafts. We created these Easter props for one of our first egg hunts. Are you planning any Easter activities? If you are looking for something fun, memorable and cute, the Easter photo booth props are perfect. You can find them here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/95996487/easter-photo-booth-props-updated-perfect

check out all of the other blog posts about Easter to get craft ideas and inspiration, free templates, more of our decoration and DIY tutorials.

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Crafty Friday: Lollipop Easter Bunny Treats/Favors

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It’s crafty Friday and we made vintage looking Easter Bunny favors.

We wanted to make Easter lollipop favors to give the kids in school and since we had some clay left, we played around and came up with the cutest, vintage looking Easter bunnies. They came out perfect and could be used as favors, inside Easter baskets, at the egg hunt or even on top of the Easter table as name card holders. I think, I will keep some as Easter decoration on the mantle.

You need:

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Lollipops, clay, wooden skewer, paint and brushes, hot glue and gun, colored cardstock paper, cardboard, heart cutter, scissors, rubber bands, ribbon and embellishments

Directions:

We used our beginner’s clay to make the head, tail, arms and ears. Here is the recipe:

https://thepartyevent.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/beginner-simple-paper-clay-recipe/

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After forming the balls for the head, we used a wooden skewer to poke a hole through them and let them dry on the skewer. (make sure to use a skewer that is wider than the lollipop stick). The balls need 2-3 days to air dry or a couple hours in the oven on the lowest temperature. (careful to not burn the paper clay)

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You could leave the head round, but we wanted to give our bunnies a more defined shape with a nossel and jar. We used a little more clay and added it on one side of the ball.

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Once everything was dried completely, we hot-glued the ears to the heads and painted them white.

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We first painted the nose and inside the ears light pink and drew on the faces. Each bunny looks a little different.

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We cut the fabric in squares covering the lollipops and tied them together with a small rubber band. You could so different fabrics for different outfits but this print worked perfectly for us. We trimmed the excess fabric to make a cute collar.

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We glued the heads, bunny tails and arm on with small dots of hot glue and embellished the outfits with ribbon and tiny foam balls from the Dollar Store.

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You could make the feet out of clay as well, but we used heart stencils and colored paper to make the bunnies even more colorful. We glued them on small squares of cardboard to make the bunnies stand independently . Depending on the shape of the lollipop, this might not be necessary.

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The Bunnies are ready and they are almost too cute to be eaten.

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Photo Props Monday: Traveling to the funky 70s

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It’s #photopropsmonday and we are traveling to the funky seventies….. We are feeling groovy and are ready to disco… My sister loved to experiment with 70s make up and used the “Go Go Girls” make up as our inspiration. I also think the backdrop was psychedelic and just perfect for the photo shoot.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/165558850/seventies-photo-booth-props-perfect-for

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Carrot Invitations for your Easter party and Egg Hunt….

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Easter is coming and you are invited. We created these carrot invitations for our carrot party several years ago and I still love them so much.

An invitation is the first glimpse of a party and teases the guests. When designing an invitation, we like to make it unique and interesting and these carrot invitations are exactly that. If you are intrigued, check out the recap of our Carrot Easter party.  (My favorite was the carrot patch….)

https://thepartyevent.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/carrots-carrots-carrots-an-easter-carrot-party/

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We are also selling the invitations on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/95299646/carrot-invitation-or-favor-perfect-for

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We can customize the inside of the invitation or the labels. They are also perfect carrot favor boxes and could be filled with jelly beans and other little surprises. And I think my kids will find a carrot with a surprise in their Easter Basket this year…..

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Tuesday, April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day

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It’s #photoboothmonday and because tomorrow is Autism Awareness Day, we decided to feature our Autism Awareness Photo Booth props. Many years ago, we were approached by a customer to make Autism props for a special event for her son.  We think Awareness Photo Booth Props are a fun way to get people involved and taking pictures with the props is great to raise awareness and support the cause.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/178338282/autism-awareness-photo-booth-props

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Crafty Friday – DIY Confetti Cupcake Toppers – soooooooooooooo cute

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One of our favorite party decorations are cupcake toppers. They make cupcakes or other food “instant-party ready”. Most of the parties we do, have a theme and the cupcake toppers are like the extra cherry on top…. Most of the time, we design the cupcake toppers and wrappers to go along with the theme. They just need to be cut out, glued together and they are ready to party….

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Not all of our toppers are round, we like to use shapes, glitter and embellishments too. There are so many options. Some of my most favorite toppers we made are the ones for the French Chic Elegant wedding set. The way they sparkle, I love it….
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We like creating and crafting things that go along with the current theme we are working on  or an upcoming holiday….
You can make cute cupcake toppers yourself. Here is the tutorial for our

Confetti Cupcake Toppers

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You need:
– dyed and colored paper or dyed coffee filters
– scissors
– construction paper
– glue
– toothpicks
– glitter
– stencils or circle punch
– embellishments like tulle, diamonds, crepe paper, lace, feathers etc.
Because we had some dyed coffee filters leftovers in all hues of pink and some orange that we didn’t want to throw away, we came up with the confetti cupcake toppers. essentially it could be also done with tissue paper or any other kind of paper, but we wanted to use our leftovers.
How-to:
This is a pretty fast craft, which is perfect for making with kids. It would be lovely to make some toppers for a birthday of someone special and to involve the kids this way.
We folded several layers (three) of coffee filters 3 times (as many times as you want to still be able to cut through) and fringed one end. The next step was to cut the fringes off to make small confetti pieces. The more shades of color, the prettier the confetti….
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We started by adding glitter to the confetti to give it extra sparkle. Punch out circles with the circle punch or use a stencil and cut them out. Spread a thin layer of glue and dip the circle into the confetti. After the circles have dried, you might need to cut some extra confetti off. Glue the sticks on the back and let dry completely.
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Voila, you just made a cupcake topper. They are pretty awesome like this, but we do like to embellish them even more and used crepe paper, diamonds, glitter, tulle and feathers to make them even more spectacular.  We also wrapped the cupcakes in crepe paper for a quick and cute wrapper.
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And what is better than a cupcake with a cupcake topper? A cupcake with THREE cupcake toppers. It was a joke, but it actually looks AWESOME. So now, let me have a cupcake….
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The perfect Housewarming Gift – featuring our beach inspired basket – traditional, unique and beautiful and we have your gift tags….

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Giving a gift to welcome the new neighbors or friends who have just moved, is a beautiful gesture and has been a custom in many countries for hundred of years.  While it should be meaningful and welcoming, it also needs to be practical and not too expensive. It can be a difficult decision on what to give, especially if the person is a great friend or in my case my sister.

In 2012 I decided to make her a symbolic gift basket with gifts to bless her and the new house. Growing up in Germany, it was a custom to give bread and salt as a housewarming gift, which my Mum did when I moved out for the first time.. I researched other symbolic blessings around the world and made tags to explain the meaning. For a special twist, I also made a house out of a cardboard box because it was a housewarming gift (which I thought was so clever). It turned out beautiful, very special, unique and just perfect. I actually found the old pictures with a really small Luca….

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We started to sell the gift tags in our etsy store shortly after and got tons of requests for different colors. And that’s what we did. We now have the tags in 10 different colors available and are working on a new design. Here is our etsy store with all of the tags as printable and ready made versions:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepartyevent?ref=seller-platformmcnav&section_id=25814599

We have black/white, gray, blue, green, yellow, red/pink, purple, brown, orange and teal.

Here is the complete list for each tag, which has the traditional gift along with the meaning behind it.
Bread – May those in your home never go hungry
Salt – May there always be flavor and spice in your life
Rice – May the love in your home multiply
Wine – May you always have joy and never go thirsty
Candles – May you always have light through the darkest times
Honey – May you always enjoy the sweetness of life
Olive Oil – May you be blessed with health and well-being
Plants – May your home always have life
Coins – May you receive luck and good fortune
Broom – May your house always be clean and free of evil spirits

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/685683071/housewarming-gift-tags-for-a-traditional?ref=shop_home_active_2

We are planning to make different basket themes/ideas for each color and just made a beach themed basket with the teal housewarming gift tags. We bought a blue basket and added giant shells that we had found in Bimini, Bahamas, more blue ribbon and shells and had a beautiful beach inspired basket.

 

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Photo Props Monday: 80s photo booth props

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It’s #photoboothmonday and today we are travelling back even further in time. Last week we visited the 90s (click here)

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But today we are back in 1984. The ’80s was a decade of bold style, colors, great music and crazy trends like perms and mullets. Getting into costume was half the fun and I like the crazy neon vibe and looking at the pics just makes me happy. You can get the photo booth props here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122675377/eighties-photo-booth-props-perfect-for-a

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Yes, we love the 80s. But we do have so much other photo booth prop sets and here are some other decade photo booth props available:

70s:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/165558850/seventies-photo-booth-props-perfect-for

60s:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/114142834/sixties-photo-booth-props-perfect-for-a

20s:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162961092/the-roaring-twenties-gatsby-inspired

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