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