Random Thought #11: Easter Eggs…Nailed it!!

This morning I wrote about Pinterest and how it has complicated my life, specifically with holidays.  So, trying to be Fun Mom, I bought a whole bunch of Kool-aid, brought out my scrapbook paper and home-made mod-podge (a combination of Elmer’s glue and water) and set to work.

I boiled 24 eggs, but as is usual when prepping Easter eggs, one broke in the water, creating a giant mess.  Then there is the process of determining if the eggs are done. This involves spinning them, but I can never remember if they are supposed to spin up-right or on their sides…so mostly I just guess.

Here are the Kool-Aid results.  Turns out it works really well.  Also fun to mix the flavors creating intense and unusual colors.

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The pictures don’t really show how bright the reds are.  They actually turned out much brighter than that.

It was the mod-podge that I couldn’t wait to try.  This involves spreading the mod-podge over the scrapbook paper, and then the egg, wrap the egg in the paper and cover with more mod-podge. When the paper has fully adhered to the egg, set aside to dry.  I also made little paper hearts to put on the colored eggs…these were my results:

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It was actually a lot of fun.  And a bonus for the mod-podge eggs…they are WAY harder to break. The paper and glue give them a sort of hard outer shell…as we learned when hiding the eggs.  My five year old has a tendency to drop them =)  I will let you know how the cookies and deviled eggs turn out!  Have a very fun and safe Easter Sunday.  God bless #HeIsRisen

Random Thought #10: Pinterest is making my life harder.

I know I am not the only one who has this problem.  A couple years ago this is how my Easter would have gone:

1) Buy Paas brand Easter Egg Dye

2) Dye Eggs that smell like vinegar

3) Make normal deviled eggs to take to my mom’s

4) Make normal dessert to take to my mom’s

Because of pinterest this is no longer acceptable.  Gone are the Pas dyes.  Instead we will be using Kool-Aid on some of the eggs, and Mod-Podge to coat some with paper.

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And forget the normal deviled eggs!  Nope.  According to Pinterest I must have BETTER eggs.  Keeping the Kool-Aid dye, dip the shelled eggs once, and then proceed to devil the eggs (hope they are not sweet….):

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Regular Dessert??  Nope.  I must make cute egg’s nest cookies.  Sugar cookies with green tinted coconut, on which sits tiny candy eggs:

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These pics are the ones I got from Pinterest.  I will post MY results tonight or tomorrow…stay tuned!