“Old School” Easter
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molly sims old school easter I love, love, love holidays and traditions.  Now that I have my own little family, I’m a cuckoo wanting to share that love with Brooksie. Earlier this week I showed you how to create chic Easter “au natural” eggs and now I’m going to keep it simple and do it “old school” with the same type of egg dye I used when I was a kid.

Considering the time and craft skill it took to do the au natural eggs, this version is the perfect speed for Brooksie and I to enjoy.  He’s still pretty small and I so look forward to him growing older to be able to enjoy it even more.   He doesn’t turn two until June, so I had to come up with some creative ways he could join in on the fun without accidentally dying the area rug pink.  Safety first, I always say… totally kidding, but the moral to this story is that it always important to set up your activity area properly, especially when you are doing a potentially messy project like this.

For this particular project I love the idea of using a fun and festive Easter themed plastic table cloth.  Super duper cute and makes things easy for cleanup.   If you want to get something you can use again and again, then I nothing more economical than a shower curtain liner. Inexpensive, sized nicely and perfect for use on many types of craft projects(can even act as a drop cloth when painting).

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I think it is best to keep it simple, especially when you have little ones on the scene.  Brooks physically dyeing the eggs is probably a year away.  My sweetest boy is currently more interested in trying to drink out of the pretty cups.  Isn’t he the cutest??!!

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That being said, I SO wanted to share my love for Easter that I found a couple of ways to keep him into the bunny loving action.

Wax Resist:  AKA use a crayon or one of the clear wax sticks most basic kits come with these days.

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It doesn’t get much easier to execute, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t just a tiny bit worried that the egg was going to get thrown in the process.  These always come out really pretty no matter how scribbly or messy the writing may be.

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AH-mazingly decorated egg don’t you think??

Use Stickers:  I dyed the eggs ahead of time and found these cool foam stickers at the craft store. Brooks loved putting these on.  They were only $1.99 for over 100 stickers.  

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I set the extras by the front door in this cute little ceramic bunny so when friends come over we can share the Easter spirit, which for once doesn’t involve a sugar rush.

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All and all this was a great day and great fun with my son.  I forgot how much fun coloring eggs is and I can’t wait until next year.  What are your favorite Easter traditions?  I would love to know!  Also please feel free to send me any egg dyeing tips or tricks you would like to share.  I would love to include them in a future post.  Below is a super quick “how to” of my egg-a-riffic centerpiece.  Enjoy!

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