So…I have to tell on myself a little bit here. Easter snuck up on me. Like all holidays and birthdays seem to. For some reason, if I don’t have them written on the calendar where they are in plain sight, I tend to think that holidays and birthdays are 2 weeks out. I don’t know why, but that’s the way my brain thinks. Maybe it’s wishful thinking. Like I’m wishing I had more time or something. I don’t know. All I know is that it’s really irritating to me and probably the people who’s birthdays I forget until two weeks after the fact.
So…Easter this year was no exception. It snuck up on me and I didn’t even get the eggs colored on time! My poor children. Well, I decided that we would just color the eggs anyway…on Monday, the day after Easter. And that’s just what we did!
We like using all kinds of different media to create a resist or masking effect. This year we used crayons…
…and gummed reinforcements.
This little fella was created by J. So cute!
I tried one using scotch tape, totally covering the egg in strip layers. I then put the egg in one color for awhile, unpealed a layer of tape and put it into another color and repeated this process until there was no tape left on it. It looked tie died. Very cool!
J said, “Mom, this is so much fun! We should do it more often…not just on Easter.”
There’s just something about coloring eggs that’s truly one of my favorite times of the year. There’s just a sense of something new and fresh in the air in the spring. The bright colors of the eggs! And then you get to eat ‘em! Yum!
So…Happy Belated Easter everyone!