. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Our Easter craft that made us both cry

March 24, 2015

Our Easter craft that made us both cry

easter decorations

I saw this tutorial for salt dough eggs and thought we'd be brave and attempt this.  Turns out I shouldn't have been so brave.  At one point Addilyn and I were both in tears.  

So if your kid is older than 20 months, or if they know the difference between ornaments and paint verses cookies and frosting you're good.  

Thankfully they still turned out cute and make for a good Easter decoration.  And I promise she is wearing a diaper.  


We followed the directions in the tutorial (here).  I used a measuring cup for the shapes and just pinched the top in a little to make the egg shape.  

Christmas pjs forever

I didn't spray paint them but just used acrylic paint. Letting Addi do whatever she'd like to her few, except eat them, cue her tears.  (Okay and mine too because why don't toddlers listen and throw things everywhere and projects turn out how you want? I better man up in this whole parenting thing. It was a bad day already.) 

I just used a paintbrush and white paint to make the designs although I'm sure a white sharpie would've made them a little cuter. 


It's all fun and games until you decide to eat the ornament and paint a hundred times.  Then get mad that it tastes like paint and not a cookie.  

egg ornaments
ornament tree

If you want to know a project that didn't make me cry, here's my Easter egg garland.  I had no idea that Easter eggs already have little holes in the top and bottom so this was super easy.  It even kept Addilyn entertained for a solid three minutes.  Two dollar bag of plastic eggs, strung through a string.

easter egg garland
easter egg garland

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8 comments:

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The garland is so cute!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that egg garland. I also pinned something similar to your salt dough egg ornaments. Yours turned out really cute even with tears. Toddlers are a little crazy so hopefully you'll remember the happy memories of Addilyn tasting her art work more than the tears that were involved :) Good work for planning such a fun holiday craft with her. Some people don't even attempt such things with little people. Addilyn is lucky to have such a fun mama :)

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Haha awww- I'm sorry there were tears, but they really did still turn out cute! :) I love the egg garland too- what a simple, cute idea!

Amanda D. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those eggs are so cute! You are the next martha stewart!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The egg garland is perfect and I think I need to do this!!!!! But I think your project turned out so cute!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh dear, I can just imagine!! I hate messes but want the do soo much with Noah! I'm hoping to do a lot of them outside haha if we ever get nice weather! Good to know about the Easter eggs! Love the garland!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Despite the tears it turned out so cute!!! Love the garland too!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Despite the tears it turned out so cute!!! Love the garland too!