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Friday, March 30, 2012

Pip Squeak Easter Eggs

Over the course of the past week I have been working on an Easter Egg project with my kids. Something simple enough for my little one and creative enough for my older ones to enjoy. Every year I try and come up with a unique way to decorate blown out Easter eggs and save them to use from year to year. Last year we made Personalized Easter Eggs and this year we simplified things so my little one who is almost 4 could join in the fun.

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This year I was inspired by all the Elmer’s Glue Canvas projects that I have seen on Pinterest and in blog land.  Why not decorate with glue?  Even better, why not decorate with glitter glue?  If you have little ones I am sure you are familiar with Crayola Washable Glitter Glue.  So, when I saw this package of Pip Squeaks Washable Glitter Glue at my local Target, I just knew what my next project was going to be.

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But first I had to prepare the eggs.  Which is why it has been a week long project.  If you don’t want to blow out the eggs you don’t have to, Pip Squeaks glitter glue is non-toxic so it would be safe to use on hard boiled eggs, but like I said before I will be saving and using these eggs year to year.  That also means I had to strengthen them so they would last. 

Last year I had coated my eggs with Mod Podge and and sealed them with acrylic paint, but his year I knew that I didn’t want to coat the eggs.  I knew I wanted the glitter glue to give the eggs some dimension and texture.  So after blowing out my eggs, I washed and sanitized them.  There are many tutorials online if you never done this before, just Google blowing out eggs, and you should fine one that meets your needs. 

Once they were clean and had a day or two to dry out I made a mixture of Mod Podge and water and soaked the eggs.  That way there the Mod Podge mixture would coat the eggs inside and out and absorbed into the shell.  This gives them a little more strength to survive from year to year.  Then I let them dry out again for a day or two. 

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I placed the eggs on a bamboo skewer so the kids could decorate the whole egg and not have to wait for each side to dry before doing the other.  Except for my little one.  I had him doing one side of the egg at a time.  He didn’t have the dexterity to decorate the egg on the bamboo skewer.

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Basically all we did was make polka dots.  Some were more rounded and looked like jewels sitting on the egg and others were larger and more spread out.  It was all in how they applied the glue.  On some they just squirted out rounded dots and on others they squirted out the dots spreading out the glitter with the tip of the nozzle.  

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Don’t forget to cover the pinholes at the top of each egg.

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Leaving them on the bamboo skewers I placed them into a cut to let them dry overnight.

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I hope you liked our Easter Eggs and are inspired to make some of your own.

 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

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19 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Love the idea of using those glitter 'pens' and letting the kiddos help. Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  2. VERY cute! Great for kids, my girl would've loved that when she was little, probably even now. ;)

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  3. love these! definitely making these with my girls!

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  4. What cute little eggs! Looks like great fun for the kids!

    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your pinball swirl pincushion on my round tuit post this week!
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    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  5. Happy Monday! Your Easter eggs are included on my list of 101 Things to do with an Easter egg today! Come by and have a look!

    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2012/04/101-things-to-do-with-easter-egg.html

    xoxo! Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  6. These are really cute. What a great craft for the kids!

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  7. Thanks for linking these to a Round Tuit too!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. soo easy, it almost feels like 'cheating'... ha ha... looks fabulous and no doubt those kids had a wonderful time...

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  9. Those are adorable and look like fun to make! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  10. Everything designed by this little girl is very beautiful.

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  11. Adorable! Love the colors!
    Happy Spring & Happy Easter!

    xo Lynda

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  12. How cute! Love it. I hope you'll link this post up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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  13. I love polka dots and this is such an easy and QUICK way to do up Easter eggs. Thanks for the idea and for sharing this week at BeColorful
    pam

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  14. I love polka dots and this is such an easy and QUICK way to do up Easter eggs. Thanks for the idea and for sharing this week at BeColorful
    pam

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  15. Those are the cutest eggs! I will have to save this for next year. My kids would love to do these!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  16. That would be fun if you are doing that stuff together with your kids

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  17. What a fun activity with kids.. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

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