Easter. A much-deprived time for me. As someone who has been allergic to chocolate since I was 9, the arrival of Easter Egg season has never been met with terribly much excitement. AND now also being allergic to gluten, means the unique and alluring smell of freshly baked Hot Cross Buns is often met with one enormous sigh.
But this year rather than being a Hot Cross Bunny, with the help of a very eggcitable toddler, we are taking the focus of Easter away from the (glorious but forbidden) food, and having fun with crafts instead.
Madeleine isn't really fussed about chocolate (strange toddler I know) but boy does she love Easter crafting! I have had so much fun coming up with crafternoon sessions with an Easter theme and will share two of our projects soon, but firstly I wanted to share this fun project that we (but mostly me) made for our Easter Invitations.
We are hosting a little Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch over the Easter weekend and I really wanted to have a creative way of inviting all the little bunnies, so got Pinteresting. I wanted to make some painted eggs and so had a peek around for tutorials until I stumbled across a DIY Message Egg which I thought was such a cute idea and would be absolutely perfect to turn into an Easter Egg Hunt Invitation!
1. Blow out your eggs. It takes a little time and is a bit messy, but easier than I'd remembered!
2. Bake your hollow eggs for ten minutes to toughen them up a little and dry them out much faster (otherwise you'll need to let them dry over 2 days...who has that kind of patience and planning??).
3. Paint your eggs however you like. I could have been a lot more creative with my painting, but knowing the littles were going to be just cracking them hours later, I though perhaps my time could be better wasted! Ha! Allow to dry completely.
4. Make up teeny tiny little notes and roll them up super tight so that you can push them in one of the holes that you used to blow out the eggs.
5. I then bought some little fold-your-own-boxes which we filled with shredded tissue to signify the grass and popped the eggs in on top.
6. To make sure everyone knew they had to crack the eggs, I put a little note in the box too.
However I did get a very funny call from one of the Dads who called to confirm that they weren't going completely insane and that they did infact have to crack the eggs!
When the eggs were all ready to go Maddie and I went hopping around to deliver them. The area we live in is a handful of mid-rise apartment blocks built around communal pools and the beach, so it was a fun little walk taking our eggs around to Maddie's friends.
Stay tuned for some kiddies Easter crafts, but with two weeks to go and Spring Break coming up, I'm on the hunt for some more ideas too, so feel free to share ideas or send me a Pin on Pinterest!