Coloring Eggs

[ 0 ] April 6, 2007 |

easter eggs

I spent a lot of time crafting with my mom as a kid. Coloring eggs for Easter brings back so many fond memories for me. This project combines all that good stuff that I love to do; color, draw, and collage.

I now have two boys who love to do projects with their mother. I have to remind myself that the kids and I do not approach our projects in the same way (seems obvious but easy to forget). The picture of eggs on the left is how I would like to decorate my eggs. This holiday, however, my boys and I will be decorating eggs with their friends using Superman stickers from Target. Hard to argue in the Easter aisle when the egg-decorating kits with bunny or Superhero motifs are the same price as each other. I was out-voted 2 to 1.

DIY – Colored Eggs

How to Hardboil an Egg: Put eggs in cold water in a saucepan (big enough to hold them in a single layer) and cover with about an inch of water. Bring to a hard boil and keep boiling for 1 minute. Turn off the burner and let sit for 18-20 minutes, depending on the size of the egg. Place eggs in ice cold water. Refrigerate for a week.

– Color eggs by following instructions on the Egg Coloring Kit (available at most grocery and drug stores).
– Use Crayons or colored pencils to draw on the eggs before or after you color them.
– Attach stickers or glue feathers or ribbons onto eggs with Elmer’s glue. Let dry.

Tell us about your favorite way to color eggs by clicking comments below.

Category: crafts, free / cheap, holidays

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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