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Old 03-08-05, 11:26 AM
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Talking Some easter Ideas & crafts

Hi,
since Easter is coming i thought i could put up some craft and ideas .

Dont be shy to post your ideas !!!!


Easter Eggs

Use hard-boiled eggs for your easter eggs (raw eggs can break if pressed on too hard). Here are a few different ideas for decorating your easter eggs:
simply use crayons or felt tip markers to draw designs on the eggs
wet the eggs and place pieces of colored crepe paper on the eggs. When the crepe paper is removed the color will stay behind.
soak different colors of crepe paper in hot water. Use a different bowl for different colors. Add the egg to the desired color and leave until desired color is reached.
place the eggs in food colouring with a few drops of vinegar added. Leave the eggs in the dye until they're nicely colored.
to dye your eggs more than one color just use scotch tape or masking tape to cover parts of the egg and dip into a light colored dye. When the eggs are totally dry leave the tape on but now add more tape and dip them again into a darker color dye. Continue doing this using more tape and darker and darker colored dyes until you have the effect you want. When the dye is totally dry then just peel off all the tape and you'll have beautifully colored easter eggs.
Place eggs in egg cups. Fill paper cups about halfway with different colors of food coloring. Cut a sponge into small pieces and attach it to a clothespin and dip the sponge into the food coloring. Lightly dab the sponge over the top half of the egg. After the egg is dry then turn the egg over and repeat the procedure.
Glue stuff on the easter eggs. Some ideas are: sequins, buttons, lace or ribbons, small pressed flowers, decals, stickers, glitter

Ideas for Easter Baskets

Fill decorated baskets with assorted products. Some ideas are:

Easter Basket:
Include an assortment of small stuffed easter bunnies, chocolate easter bunnies, colorful easter eggs, easter candies, jelly beans, etc.
Buy Easter Gift Baskets from AKA Gourmet

For Book Lovers:
Gift certificate to their favorite bookstore or a few books you think they'd enjoy, a package of fancy bookmarks, mug filled with individual servings of flavored coffees, cocoa, tea, etc.

Your Very Own Homemade Stuff (very personal gift)
Fill basket with you're homemade creations, e.g,, cookies, muffins, candies, jams, jellies, peanut brittle, etc.

For Chocolate Lovers:
Fill basket with assorted miniature chocolate bars, hershey's kisses, chocolate bunnies, M&Ms, chocolate-covered potato chips, etc.

A Stationery Basket
Fill basket with writing paper, greeting cards, stamps, envelopes, pens, calendar (mark in special occasions), address book (with their friends and family members' addresses already filled in for them), etc.

Fun Basket
Small jig saw puzzle, book of crosswords, deck of cards, joke book, etc.

For Candy Lovers:
Fill basket with assorted easter candies, chocolate bunnies, hershey's kisses, jelly beans, licorice allsorts, etc.



Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Spring Chicken Yellow
1 ts Tumeric
2/3 cups Boiling water
1/4 ts Vinegar
Wash eggs in mild soapy water to remove oily coating which could prevent dye from sticking. .Add tumeric to boiling water, stir until dissolved. Add vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes

Easter Bunny Brown
1 tb Instant coffee; heaping
2/3 cup boiling water
1/2 ts Vinegar
Wash eggs in mild soapy water to remove oily coating which could prevent dye from sticking. Add coffee to boiling water, stir until dissolved. Add vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Seren"dip"ity

Orange: Onion skins
Red: beets, raspberries, cranberries, grape juice, or red onions
Yellow: yellow onion skins, Golden Delicious apple peels, orange peels, saffron, lemon peels, shredded carrot, celery seed, walnut shells
Light Blue: frozen blueberries, thawed
Pale Green: spinach
1/4 ts Vinegar
Wash eggs in mild soapy water to remove oily coating which could prevent dye from sticking. Boil eggs with one of the above-listed ingredients. Add 1/4 tsp vinegar to water. Simmer for 20 minutes.

here is a couple of sites that have lots of great idea about painting eggs ect...

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/easter/dye.htm

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/
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