3 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs with Toddlers and Preschoolers

These 3 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs with Toddlers and Preschoolers will make egg dying fun for the whole family! 

Easy Ways to Dye Easter Eggs with Toddlers and Preschoolers

This year our toddler is ready to jump in with both hands and really have fun dying Easter eggs. So we did a few experiments of our own to find 3 ways to dye easter eggs with toddlers and preschoolers that are not only fun but easy too! And as an added bonus, you probably have all of these things in your home right now. How’s that for awesome? 

My two year old had a blast dying Easter eggs with me this past week and can’t wait to show her brother and sister what fun they have in store for them next weekend. Since we dye Easter eggs the Saturday before Easter, she has a leg up from her siblings and will be a pro when it’s time to actually dye the eggs. 

3 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs with Toddlers and Preschoolers

With small children, it’s hard to use the ready-made kits on store shelves. Their little hands just aren’t ready for holding those thin wire holders and spoons can sometimes be harder to control. So we set the spoons aside and let the kids have fun with these few suggestions!  [Read more…]

How To Make Confetti Eggs + Cute Easter Outfit Ideas

With Easter right around the corner, these confetti eggs are a great way to celebrate. With the help of our sponsor, Kohl’s, we’re sharing how you can make them at home! This post is sponsored by Kohl’s.  I was paid for this post and received the included Carter’s clothing as compensation.

Every year for our kids school festival the most popular booth for the kids is the confetti egg booth. Now before we went to our first festival, I had no idea what confetti eggs were. Then my husband explained it and shared how his grandmother would have egg cartons and eggs all over the house because she’d make confetti eggs all throughout the year in preparation of their school’s festival. 

Guess what? I’ve turned into that person. I may or may not have stashed egg shells in egg cartons all around the house to start getting ready for confetti eggs. And with Easter coming up, it’s time to start making them! Good thing these are super easy to make and fun for the kids to get involved. 

While we’re on the topic of Easter prep, in an effort to get ahead of the game, I had the girls come with me to Kohl’s to pick out some cute outfits for Easter. This year instead of the pretty dresses they normally turn to, they decided to chose more comfy, playful outfits in beautiful spring colors. I love how these Carter’s outfits we picked out allow the kids to play and create without being limited or uncomfortable. 

You can check out a few of the looks we chose below! 

How to Make Confetti Eggs

What you’ll need: 

  • eggs
  • butter knife
  • bowl
  • tissue paper
  • confetti
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • egg dye or markers (optional)

What you do: 

1. Taking your egg, carefully tap the top of the egg in a circle with butter knife. Once tapped around the top of the egg, remove egg shell from top. Using knife, scramble the egg in the shell a bit and pour out into bowl. 

Rinse egg with water and let dry completely. Scramble up the eggs and enjoy a protein-filled snack! 

2. OPTIONAL: Once egg has completely dried, you may decorate your egg with markers or egg dye. We just leave ours the same color as the eggs. 

3. Fill egg with confetti about 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way full. 

4. Cut out squares and/or rectangles out of your tissue paper. Then, using the glue stick, add glue to the edges of the tissue paper square. 

5. Add tissue paper square to top of the egg to cover the hole completely. Let dry and then enjoy going crazy with the eggs! 

Cute Easter Outfit Ideas

Looking for some outfit ideas for Easter? We’ve picked out some cute outfit ideas you can pick up at your local Kohl’s or online from the Carter’s line. How cute are these? 

We’re huge Carter’s fans. We’ve been clothing our kids in Carter’s since they were first born. No, seriously! Each of their newborn outfits was Carter’s brand. I love that I can get the girls coordinating outfits since many of the outfits and pieces I found come in both toddler sizes and kid sizes. Perfect for siblings!

From 3/17 – 4/2 you will $10 off a $40 Carter’s purchase with promo code KIDSALE10! Take advantage of this great deal and score some adorable outfits for the kids. Win-win, right?

shirt | shorts

outfit 1 | outfit 2

shirt | pants

outfit 1 | outfit 2

Have you made confetti eggs before? 

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Where to Enjoy Easter Brunch in San Diego 2014

Easter is a wonderful time to gather with family and rejoice. And after we enjoy Mass as a family we love enjoying an Easter brunch. Depending on the year, sometimes we enjoy a morning out with Easter brunch in San Diego.

There are so many wonderful places hosting Easter brunch here in San Diego. Everyone can find a place suited to their family’s liking. The only thing I suggest is to call ahead and make reservations (or purchase tickets) if available.

Easter Brunch in San Diego - Easter Champagne Brunch at the Westgate Hotel [Read more…]

Things to do in San Diego for Easter with Kids 2014

Things to do in San Diego for Easter 2014

With Easter right around the corner we’re trying to figure out what activities we want to partake in around town. And that means one thing to the kids… Easter egg hunts! They absolutely love meeting up with friends and participating in some of the fun hunts going on here in San Diego.

From events at the local hotels, to great programs put on by Parks & Rec, there’s something for everyone to do in San Diego for Easter with kids. You just have to know about it!

So we’ve put together a fun list of a handful of ideas for you to check out. If you do check out any of these events please let us know! And if you have any more ideas, link them up in the comments below! [Read more…]

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

With Lent here Easter is just around the corner and that means that the Easter decorations start coming out. Our egg wreath is on the door, spring mantel is put in place, and a few crafts are ready to be made. Including these chalkboard Easter eggs.

Not only are these easy to make, they’re lots of fun for the kids! And the perfect way to keep the kiddy table at Easter brunch entertained.

My kids love that they can write their own Easter egg designs on the eggs and then wipe them off and start again. And it’s a great way for the kids to practice writing their names! [Read more…]

10 Easter Brunch Recipes

10 Easter Brunch Recipes

Planning an Easter egg hunt followed by a delicious brunch? Or simply looking for a recipe to serve after church on Easter Sunday? Well look no further! These Easter brunch recipes are the perfect way to celebrate this holy holiday!

From simple ideas to creative dishes, each of these recipes have one thing in common: they’re all deliciously perfect! Read ahead to find some great ideas on what to serve for brunch this Easter.

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Easter Egg Basket Cupcakes

Easter Egg Basket Cupcakes

 

Spring is here! And that means Easter is right around the corner. Easter has always been a favorite of mine. The excitement of new Easter dresses, the resurrection of Christ, and lots and lots of candy!

Ok… what holiday doesn’t come with lots of candy?

My second favorite Easter candies, besides Peeps, are Cadbury Eggs. And they have these cute little Cadbury mini-eggs that are just as tasty!

Topping these Easter egg basket cupcakes with the Cadbury mini-eggs were just the right thing to do! Much tastier than jelly beans. And? These only took like 10 minutes to assemble!

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The Perfect Easter Sweet Treat – Peeps Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Peeps Rice Krispie Treats

Easter is right around the corner. And in our house that means one thing… Peeps are here!

I remember getting Peeps chicks in my Easter basket every year as a child. And when I had kids I wasn’t quite sure if I should continue the tradition. For the past 3 years I simply gave my son a chocolate Sees bunny instead. But this year I think he’s ready to graduate to Peeps.

But Peeps aren’t just for the Easter basket! They’re also very fun to get creative with. And this weekend we made Peeps Rice Krispie Treats also known as Rice Krispie Peeps. And yes, they’re super good!

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Easter Egg Tips and Tricks: How to Make Egg Decorating Easier

These Easter egg tips and tricks will help make egg decorating with the kids easier! 

This Sunday marks the fourth Easter for my son and the second for my daughter. I’m so excited to share this holiday with them and love watching their joy and excitement as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ with our friends and family.

I try my best to remind them that this holiday isn’t just about chocolate and Easter eggs but sometimes as a parent, I just need to give into the fun and let my kids enjoy themselves. They’re pretty good at it and their excitement becomes contagious.

Easter Egg Tips and Tricks

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Easter Egg Tips and Tricks

I wanted to pass along some tidbits that I found helpful when it comes to dying Easter eggs. Decorating and dying Easter eggs is probably one of my son’s favorite parts of our Easter celebration and we’ve come across a few great ways to make it easier and more fun for everyone. Some of these tips you might have heard already and others might be new!

Easter Egg Tips and Tricks Oven Eggs

1. Bake eggs in the oven

Are you tired of figuring out the “perfect” way to make hard boiled eggs? Do your shells stick? Do your yolks turn gray? Well, I’ve found the solution to all of your problems! Bake ’em.

That’s right. 

Turn the oven to 325, put the eggs in a mini muffin pan and set the timer to 25 minutes. When the time goes off gently transfer the eggs to an ice/water bath with tongs for 10 minutes and then you’re done. Simple, easy, and fun too!

2. Whisk the Eggs

Putting hard-boiled eggs into a whisk makes egg dying a lot easier for small hands. simply grab a whisk from the kitchen, pop the egg through the wire, and let your child dip away! When they are done with the egg just pop it back out and set it down to dry.

3. Use Natural Dyes

There’s no need to buy commercial dyes when partaking in Easter egg fun. By using a few ingredients that you might already have around the house you can create gorgeous natural dyes for your eggs

A few tips on what you can use and how to dye naturally can be found on Martha Stewart.

4. Get Creative

You don’t just need to use dyes to decorate your eggs! Crayons, glitter, and stickers are great alternatives to dyed eggs. And it can be easier for infants and toddlers to get involved.

You can also use a variety of tools to create different designs on your dyed eggs. Wrap a rubber band around the eggs before dipping, or use some electrical tape to create stripes and designs. You can also use a white crayon to draw pictures and write names on your eggs before you dye them.

For more great tips check out this post on Formula Mom.

Easter Egg Tips and Tricks - use whisk to dye eggs

If you have some tips to making Easter egg decorating more fun I’d love to hear them!

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