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Easter Eggs Your Kids Will Love, Adorable Smelly Jelly Tutorial

Updated on January 31, 2015

Your Kids Will Love These Eggs No Matter How Old They Are

Easter is a Christian Holiday celebrating the renewal of life. It comes at the time Christ was resurrected and reborn. As the Earth recycles itself and the spring brings forth new life we celebrate Easter with Eggs, baby animals such as bunnies, chicks and lambs. All of these are symbols of rebirth.

Going back hundreds of years different Countries had their own version of the Easter Egg. Russia gave us the faberge egg, Mexico celebrates eggs with the confetti egg and the Polish Wooden Egg. Each version is beautiful and expresses the culture from where it comes from.

The egg was also known in many cultures as a powerful healer thus used as the symbol of renewal. Today in the United States Easter is celebrated with great egg hunts, decorating eggs with children and the giving of candy. This lens will explore different cultures and their versions of the Easter Egg plus ways of crafting your own eggs. From gold leafing to crystal embellishments each egg can become something to proudly display and pass on to future generations.

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Easy To Make Easter Smelly Jellies

By now most consumers have at least seen the gel balls. They come in bright colors and when you add water they absorb water and swell. They were originally created as a product to add to house plant soil so the soil would stay moist longer. They were also good for plants that only need a root system and no soil. Since that time people have recognized their beauty and are now using them in creative ways in crafts and table settings. They are fantastic for placing cut flowers in because they shine like crystals.

If you are using the unscented variety you can just add a few drops of your favorite scent oil and they will absorb the scent and act as a room freshener. They come in scented variety and can be found among the air fresheners in your local grocery. The scents are a bit limited, but very nice.

Here I made some doll house size miniature Easter scenes. They were quick and very cute.

I started by painting some flat garden rocks. Using a glue gun I added some tiny Easter decorations and made a few polymer clay details. I wrapped some stick on pearls.

I then used a pretty cocktail glass that had a wide mouth. I added about a half a jar of the scented

gel beads (pearls, gel balls) to the glass with some extra water because it evaporates quicker being exposed to the air in a wide mouthed glass. To this I added some clear plastic gem stones that had a really nice shine. I place the doll house Easter scenes into the glass and for such an easy project I have gotten raves from everyone that has seen them.

In one evening I made 10 and could have kept going if I didn't run out of glasses. I brought a few into work and everyone raved about them there. They are a perfect desk adornment as they don't take up much room yet are so interesting to look at.

Polish Wooden Eggs - Pysanky

Pysanky eggs can be handed down generation to generation since they are wooden. It would be fun to make them each year and see the collection grow as your children grow.

Pysanky (Pisanki) Polish Wooden Eggs

Assortment of Handmade Pysanky (Pisanki) Polish Wooden Eggs (13)
Assortment of Handmade Pysanky (Pisanki) Polish Wooden Eggs (13)

It's a bakers dozen with this beautiful collection of Pysanky Eggs.

 
BestPysanky Blue Ukrainian Wooden Easter Egg
BestPysanky Blue Ukrainian Wooden Easter Egg

3" (High) X 2" (Wide)

The Stand is 1"x1".

Hand Painted Linden and comes with a

Gift Box.

 

The Faberge Egg

The Faberge egg was considered the symbol of luxery. Sold between 1885 and 1917 in Russia. It's trademark has been sold several times since then. They were made from enamel and precious gemstones and worn by well to do women on chains around their necks. Several companies now own the Faberge name and it's trademark is now owned by Faverge Limited. Today they only make egg shaped jewelry.

Faberge Style Egg - Hide An Engagement Ring In An Egg

Enameled Faberge Egg Box has a removeable Ring Insert. It's stand is made from 24 K overlay. It is adorned with Sqarovski Crystals and Certified Authentic. These boxes are such a romantic way of presenting a ring to someone you love. Imagine their face when you give them an Easter Basket Full of plastic eggs and then this beautiful piece. They won't see it coming.

Easy To Make Jello Jiggler Eggs

You will need a pack of plastic Easter Eggs. I used the large ones. Cut a hole in the top so you can pour in the jello jiggler mix. Prepare the Jigglers as per the recipe on the jello package. I taped the eggs shut to avoid accidental opening and leaking. Using a funnel pour the jello into the eggs and place in the refriderator to set. I waited around 3 hours.

Once set and ready to open dip the eggs in hot water to loosen the sides and avoid ripping the eggs.

To make rainbow eggs you must do it in stages. Each color must set in order to add the next color. It takes a bit more time, but the result

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Goofy Eggs - Sharpie Marker Goofy Faces

While these eggs are store bought you can create them using a sharpie marker and some white paint. Use a pencil to draw in the face first and then the sharpie marker to darken the lines. A White Sharpie can be used to fill in the eyes.

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Mexican Confetti Eggs - The Kids Will Love This Type Of Egg Fight.

A truly fun Mexican tradation is the Confetti Egg. Hallowed out eggs decorated and stuffed with confetti are broken open on people's heads. Hallowing out an egg is simple. With a pin just chip away some eggshell on both the top and bottom of the egg and blow. I have found that inserting a needle and popping the yolk makes it easier. The shell needs to be open on both sides for the egg to be removed.

Rinse the egg shell in hot soapy water to remove any salmonella from the raw egg. Let it dry for a few days. Once the egg is ready pour in some confetti and seal the hole with some matching color tissue paper and white school glue.

Create your own confetti by tearing up tiny bits of tissue paper. If you break them outside the tissue paper biodegrades quickly with the hose.

Egg Toys - Candy, Toys And Eggs Make The Best Easter Baskets

When I was young it was just as important to get toys in my basket as it was to get eggs and candy. I also loved getting toys in the Easter Eggs. This made the hunt even more fun because you never knew what you were getting when you found the egg.

Easter Egg Toys For The Kids - Light up your Eggs At Night

If you want to have real fun do an Easter Egg Hunt in the dark. Light up the eggs using tiny LED lights. These last longer than the glow sticks and are reusable.

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    • Rangoon House profile image

      AJ 

      3 years ago from Australia

      These look so much fun, and a little out of the ordinary and fresh for Easter.

    • elizajane202 lm profile image

      elizajane202 lm 

      5 years ago

      Happy Easter Lori! Love the various eggs, my kids love to search for the golden egg so that kit would be a hit in this house. I use to love making Confetti Eggs when I was younger, may have to do it with my kids now that they are older.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Wishing you a Happy Easter, Lori. Love the nice eggs you have here. Maybe a Countdown module would be nice to add, I really like them for holiday themed lenses. :)

    • Sunnyd123 profile image

      Sunnyd123 

      5 years ago

      Really nice lens I really like the faberge style eggs,Thanks for sharing.

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image

      Blackspaniel1 

      5 years ago

      I have seen Faberge eggs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. There are at least two that stay, and at least one that travels. You can actually see the evolution, and how much nicer the newer ones are, if you can call any newer.

      If I had just one, I could retire!

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      prostech 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas! Most kids love crafting and would enjoy some of these.

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      momsfunny 

      5 years ago

      Just in time for the Easter season, I'm glad I dropped by your lens.

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