Easter Egg decorating has been hit-and-miss over the years – the ‘miss’ part being when I boiled a dozen eggs and we completely forgot to decorate them. Last year we remembered, but ended up doing them the night before Easter, which wreaked havoc on bedtimes (read: late bedtimes equals a very sleepy Easter Bunny having to hide eggs and set up the Easter baskets well after midnight making sure both kids were sound asleep). Ahem.
This year we decided in order to make sure we didn’t have the same missed opportunity like 2011 or extreme egg decorating too late the night before Easter, we’d do them early. Since this past weekend flew by way too fast, meaning we’d either now be on the forgetful track, or the procrastination late night Saturday track yet again.
In order to thwart either of those, we decided to do not one, but two evenings of egg decorating – only because the hubby teaches night classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, and since Princess Nagger was nagging to decorate sooner rather than later, we figured we’d get them done now. Of course that meant that to make the double-night double-mess worth it, I needed to boil double the eggs – two dozen this time instead of one. We’re going to have boiled eggs coming out of our ears. But it’ll be worth it.
Since Princess Nagger had a snow day Monday (yes, in case you missed it, we had an unexpected spring snowfall!) but it wasn’t sufficient ‘playable’ snow, we decided we’d get our Easter Egg decorating done then, and she could have her fun decorating with the hubby last night. She set up the Easter egg dyeing cups in a row and we got to work:
After some issues with some of the decorating kits and eggs cracking under pressure, we were quite pleased with our final creations:
A little bling, a few funny hairy monsters and even a couple of Minecraft inspired creations, and our egg decorating bonding time was a fun success.
We only ran into a couple of snafus – reminiscent of a few years ago when I posted about one decorating kit that was a major fail, the foil wrap kit that fizzled:
Ignore the coffee splatter on the front – the Absent Minded Professor tends to be a bit messy when he’s still in a fog. That kit? Total waste of money. The ‘paint on’ gold is super thin, takes forever to dry, and just looks terrible:
Major fail. The egg on the left was undyed – the egg on the right I thought maybe dyeing it yellow first would enhance the ‘golden’ look. As you can see, I was getting frustrated with how thin the gold was going on to the egg, so I decided to use one of the included (and pain in the behind) ‘droppers’ to just drop it on the egg and let it drip down. Into a mess, naturally. Ah well, we still had fun with our decorating, that’s what counts.
Last night she had a repeat performance decorating with the hubby – I’ll share those pictures next week.
Do you decorate eggs?
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