It’s almost Easter!!!
This year I’m looking for some different, unique Easter gifts, as opposed to the commercial Cadbury Bunny or Humpty Egg. Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE the Humpty Egg! But a mixture of this being our first Easter in the tropics, and my creative bug still lingering strong, has me searching for some crafty little gift ideas for our family and pals.
Check out a couple of funky ideas I’ve come across..
Funky Melted Crayon Eggs
- white eggs
- empty egg carton
Hard-boil white eggs. Remove them from the hot water with tongs or a slotted spoon, dry them, and rest them in an empty egg carton or on plastic bottle caps.
Color them with the crayons’ tips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayons’ sides. For a speckled effect, grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs.
When you’re done coloring, leave them to dry for about an hour.
Beautiful Leaf Eggs (love!!!)
- Small flat leaves (fern, dill, thyme, mint leaves)
- Hard-boiled white eggs
- Nylon stockings, cut into 3-inch-long sections
- Rubber bands
- White vinegar
- Food coloring
- Large glasses, one for each dye bath (be sure they’re wide enough to hold an egg)
Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with a section of nylon stocking to hold it in place.
Pull together both open ends of the stocking, then twist the ends together and secure them with a rubber band.
For each dye bath, mix 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring in a glass. Carefully submerge the nylon-wrapped egg in the bath and let it soak for about 4 minutes.
Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye bath and set it on a covered work surface. Carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf. Allow the egg to dry completely before further handling it.
The cutest Bunny Cupcakes!
- A cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe)
- White icing
- Shredded coconut
- Pink decorators’ sugar
- Jelly bean nose
- M&M or Bubblegum eyes
- Large marshmallow
- Mini marshmallows
Frost a cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) with white icing and sprinkle on shredded coconut fur.
Cut a large marshmallow in half widthwise. Squeeze each half slightly to give it an oval shape, then decorate the sticky side of each one with pink decorators’ sugar and set them in place for ears.
Add a jelly bean nose and either jelly bean or M&M eyes, and mini marshmallows for cheeks. For a finishing touch, draw on decorators’ gel pupils or whiskers if you like.
*** If you have any ideas I’d love to hear them!!
– Ideas sourced from Google