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Your Official Easter Egg E-Kit

The Home Matters home experts have put together an Easter Egg decorating and ideas E-kit not even the Easter Bunny could resist. Take a look at our ideas for decorations, games and more.

Easter Egg Decorating


Your Official Easter Egg E-Kit

A part of the fun for Easter is figuring out what you want your Easter Egg creations to end up looking like. Take for example these egg ideas, Easter decorations and colored eggs from inspirational home aficionados like Martha Stewart.

Below is everything you need to know to take your Easter Eggs to the next level. What do you say? Let’s get the party started.

Boiling the Eggs

• 6 eggs
• 4-quart saucepan
• 5 ½ cups of water
• 2 minutes of boiling
• 8 minutes reduced to a simmer
• Place in cold water until cooled

Adding Color

For each color, mix:

• ½ glass of water
• 1 tsp white vinegar
• 20 drops of food coloring
• Dye each egg for 5 minutes. Adjust hues by removing egg earlier or later.

Decorating

Before the Dye

• White crayons can be used to draw on the egg and repel the dye, highlighting the design against the colored background.
• Various widths of rubber bands or tape can create striped designs when the egg is pulled out of the dye.
• Use stickers to create fun shapes and patterns on the egg to stand out against the background.

After the Dye

• Gently place the eggs in an egg carton until dry.
• Use glitter-filled paint or gel pens to add even more flair to your designs. Click here to download a free stencil.
• Try experimenting with googly eyes, splatters of paint, glue, glitter and anything else that comes to mind.

Let the Easter Egg Hunt Begin!

Standard Hunt

Whoever finds the most eggs wins. It may be necessary to break up hunts by age group.

Golden Eggs

Mix in a few golden eggs with money, gift certificates or other prizes inside as an additional treat.

Color-Specific

Assign each child their own color. Whoever finds all their eggs first wins.

Happy Easter from your friends at American Home Shield®!

Sources:
Southern Living
Real Simple
Kidz World
Hershey's
About Parenting

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