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Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I love being outside and seeing all the flowers blooming. However, I am not a fan of the pollen due to my allergies, but I will manage. One of my favorite things to do be creative and fill Easter baskets and dye Easter eggs.
Why are eggs a symbol of Easter?
From History.com, Easter eggs are likely linked to pagan traditions. Although eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus was resurrected.
According to some sources, decorating eggs for Easter dates back to at least the 13th century. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.
Those darn little kits are convenient, but now it is time to be crafty!
Glitter, Sparkles, Crystals, and More:
I also love BLING, so it was so much fun putting together these simple Jeweled Eggs.
Sometimes you need a little bit of sparkle in your life, even if it is from glitter or crystals.
Next time you come across some pretty tissue paper in your shopping bag or wrapped around a gift, don’t throw it away. Save it for a craft project like these Decoupage Easter eggs.
Super easy, dying easter eggs with whipped cream instead of shaving cream is the food-safe way to color Easter eggs with less mess or chance of spills!
If you are like me, you might get bored making the same colored eggs every Easter. There are many ways to spice up your Easter Egg coloring, so here is to Tie-Dye Easter Eggs!
Personalized Easter Eggs:
You can never go wrong personalizing easter eggs. You can quickly put a bible verse or an inspirational message on a chalkboard easter egg.
Oh no! I dropped an egg on the ground. It is okay because if it isn’t that bad, I can create a friendly Easter egg monster.
Aren’t they adorable? Perfect monster to hide some jelly beans in.
Repurpose Easter Egg Ideas:
Do you have old ties that are just hanging in your closet? If not, stop by your local thrift store, and you can repurpose silk ties to dye Easter eggs.
Take Easter egg decorating to the next level by making bold graphic designs on your eggs using rubber cement as a resist!
Have you ever tried rice dyed eggs? I already had EVERYTHING I needed right in my pantry… and they were beautiful and speckly!
Mother Nature provides beautiful natural foods filled with gorgeous colors, providing an excellent alternative to artificial dyes. Hooray for nature! Besides the vast nutritional benefits of natural dyes, coloring eggs with vibrant red beets, green teas, turmeric, coffee grounds, and blueberries can be a uniquely fun learning experience for everyone.
I hope you enjoy this inspiration for a common family tradition of dying Easter eggs. If you want to read more, feel free to click the pictures to learn more about each one.
If you don’t have time, pin this post for later, and then you can tell me which one you and your family enjoyed creating the most.