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Painted Easter eggs and fond memories of my Dad

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I actually clearly remember taking this photo

I actually clearly remember taking this photo

So Easter may not beat out Christmas nor Halloween in the excitement stakes for me, but it does have an enormously soft spot within my heart. Not solely for the gravity it holds religiously, but also for the wonderful memories I have of my Dad during these Easter celebrations.

He had such gusto in his manner of celebrations, not only in getting all of us as siblings involved, but also ensuring we understood the true meaning of Easter. One of these memories of the celebrations was the breakfasts he used to cook up- ahhh, divine! And he would normally rope in the younger ones – that’s my brother and myself, and any young cousins that slept over too. One of our VERY important jobs was to decorate the eggs. And no matter how poorly or odd your creations came out, he’d applaud them so greatly that I always remember beaming with pride!

I couldn’t wait for the rest of the fam to come down for breakfast time, to feast their eyes upon their kooky and colorful brekkies. Ah, my Dad. As a very busy business man, he had an incredible knack for making any festivities intensely festive! Really rocked that quality over quantity vibe. I have such fond memories of Easter egg painting, that I’m keen to keep up the traditions with our kids.

The Egg Head gang

The Egg Head gang

So, today I thought I’d share some ideas of how we might be painting our Easter eggs this year. It will either help give you ideas, some inspiration, or most likely, a good little giggle our skills. These ideas would span toddler to grown kids. Hell, even adults if they are keen.

All you would/might need(depending on what option you’re after) :

    -Watercolours
    -Paint brush
    -Craft or Acrylic paint – NB: you should NEVER eat eggs that have been painted with acrylic paint.
    -Paintbrushes
    -Sharpies/Permanent markers
    -Khokis

Use empty toilet rolls as stands to help you paint, without getting your hands dirty.

Use empty toilet rolls as stands to help you paint, without getting your hands dirty.


Orrr you can just get yor hands dirty!

Orrr you can just get your hands dirty!

Once you’re done painting the base of your design, leave them to dry before you add the details and final touches. Oh, and tip: Do not keep your watercolored eggs in fridge thinking you’ll come back to it tomorrow. You’ll just cause the paint to be wet again, and you wont be able to work with it, until its dry.
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Here are some options we worked with:
1. Superhero heads:

Spidey got his head stuck somewhere

Spidey got his head stuck somewhere


We are huge comic fans in this house…and it seems Morgy is following suit with the superhero love of late. So good ol Spidey was an easy choice. We just used water colour paints, a sharpie and craft paint.

2.Cute character:

Everyone loves minions

Everyone loves minions


No brainer here why he ended up on the request list.We just used two different water colour paints, a sharpie for the head band, a googly eye and glue stick.

3. Monsters Inc.

Mike!

Mike!


We heart Mike Wazouski.Utterly and completely!

More Mike!

More Mike!

4. Pasting/Sticker options:

Pasting option: Bunny ears, googly eyes make for a cute and easy bunny any toddler can do.

Pasting option: Bunny ears, googly eyes make for a cute and easy bunny any toddler can do.


Sticking or pasting option is ssssso easy for toddlers. And if you cut out any painting, this is the least mess option you’ll get!

5. Crayon/wax imprints:

Wax on, wax off. Actually, wax on, water colour on!

Wax on, wax off. Actually, wax on, water colour on!


Simply draw a design on egg with crayon and let your smally watercolor it up. Or even let smally do everything from scratch.

My artist for the day:

Some gratuitous cuteness..the typical Parky-charm

Some gratuitous cuteness..the typical Parky-charm

Word of warning: They WILL want to eat it. So ensure the materials you use with toddlers are non-toxic.

Taste-test

Taste-test


Let me show YOU, mom!

Let me show YOU, mom!That was taken a split second after I said, “don’t you dare eat it!”…what was I thinking.

Do you paint your boiled Easter eggs? Or any ideas you wish to add? Please feel free to holler back down in the comments

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Author: mommabeartrax

Mother of two (and counting), pregnant with the third and have a sweet little angel in heaven. A very happy wifey, blogger, lover of life and laughter, a clumsy swimmer, loyal friend, Im funnier in my head than I actually am, I am a qualified HypnoBirthing Child Birth Educator, I get inexplicably excited about good food, baking & crafts. Although, I think baking and crafts are just trying to fill a void that my Kenpo and gym-rat days used to fill. Lastly, according to the rest of the world, I fix your printer. But I'm actually a Software Architect.

4 thoughts on “Painted Easter eggs and fond memories of my Dad

  1. I need to send my kids to your house… who has all this energy?!

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