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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 resurrected.
Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. 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 sure are convenient, but now it is time to be crafty!
Glitter, Sparkles, Crystals, and More:
I also love BLING and that’s why 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.
Personalized Easter Eggs:
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.
Mother Nature provides beautiful natural foods that are filled with gorgeous colors providing a wonderful alternative to synthetic and artificial dyes. Hooray for nature! Besides the vast nutritional benefits from natural dyes, coloring eggs with vibrant red beets, green teas, turmeric, coffee grounds, and blueberries can be a uniquely fun learning experience for everyone.
If you don’t have time, make sure to pin this post for later and then you can tell me which one your family and you enjoyed creating the most.