family time

An Eggs-traordinary Activity: painting Easter eggs 

With our annual church Easter egg hunt several days away and an anxious 6-year old ready to color some eggs now (last night actually) not two whole days from now, I thought trying out some “fake eggs” would be a great idea: they won’t rot, break, or take the time to boil that real eggs do. So I bought a package from our local Walmart and a coloring kit and we set out to have some fun.  

Click on the photo for more info about them.

Well, it turns out they do not dye well at all; what a disappointment that was! But I had a back up plan: acrylic paint!

Today we got out some craft paints and brushes and set to work. I must say that painting the eggs was not only much more fun but also more satisfying. And my grandson and I think they came out just smashingly (pun intended).  

Painted eggs

Can you guess my grandson’s favorite color? LOL

 The pain-idea also gives, in my opinion, more options for creativity. 

We have our eggs to use until Saturday, and maybe for Saturday, too! And we are thinking if we do need to do yo some real eggs we might just forget the dye and paint those, too.