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9 easter egg decorating ideas (from oh so long ago)

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I created these Easter egg decorating ideas FIVE years ago for Reader’s Digest. Five years. In blog years, that’s like twenty. And yet, I still feel like the old fogy blogger who has no clue how this whole interwebs thing works. But I’ve seen these egg ideas floating around, and they have moved locations on the Reader’s Digest site, so I’m going to repost them below so they are all in one place for you. They are all pretty easy and kid-friendly.

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Bluebird: To make a bluebird, dye the bird blue and dry completely. Then, cut out a wing from patterned paper and glue to one side. Cut out a triangle from yellow paper, fold the flat end and glue to the top. Draw an eye with a black Sharpie. Rest in a nest or bed of grass.

 

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Daisy sticker eggs: EASIEST eggs ever! Dye your eggs any color you like and let dry completely. Stick daisy stickers (found at the craft store) on the eggs.

 

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Preppie eggs: Dye eggs any color you like and let dry completely. Glue a piece of grosgrain ribbon around the center of the egg.

 

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Animal eggs: Dye the eggs the animal’s color (yellow for duck, pink for pig, brown for monkey, green for frog). Make the attachments with foam paper from the craft store. For the duck, cut out the beak shape from orange foam and draw the lines with marker. Adhere with glue to the egg. Draw the eyes with marker. For the pig, cut out the ears and a circle from pink foam paper. Draw swirls on the circle and adhere to the egg with glue. Adhere the ears. And draw eyes with the marker. For the monkey, cut out a brown circle and two small brown semicircles. Draw the nose and mouth on the circle and adhere to the egg with glue. Adhere the ears with glue. Draw the eyes with a marker. For the frog, cut out a green semi-circle and draw the frown with marker. Cut out two small white semi circles and draw dots. Adhere to the egg with glue.

 

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Bling dot eggs:  Dye the eggs your preferred colors and let dry completely. Work with one egg at a time. Squeeze different size dots of glue on the egg (the different sizes lets you not worry about being uniform). Hold the egg over a plate and pour glitter over the egg. Shake off the excess. Let the glue dry completely and use a dry brush to wipe off any stray glitter.

 

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Speckled eggs: Dye eggs any color (or, don’t dye at all!) and let dry. Dip an old toothbrush into craft paint. Hold the toothbrush over the egg and run your thumb over the toothbrush bristles to spray paint on the egg. Be sure to work over wax paper to protect the surface beneath! This will get a bit messy.

 

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Bunny and carrot eggs: For the bunny, glue a pink pom-pom on a clean egg. Cut out ear shapes from white foam or card stock, dab flat ends of ears with glue, and adhere to the top of the egg. When dry, draw eyes and whiskers on the egg with a black marker. For carrot, dye egg orange and let dry completely. Cut 5 pieces of ribbon, each about 10 inches long. Stack the ribbon pieces, fold in half, and staple at the fold. With scissors, curl ribbons. Fold a small tab in the ribbon at the point where you stapled. Dab glue on the tab and adhere to the top of the wider end of the egg. Use invisible tape to hold the ribbon in place until the glue dries.

 

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Egg faces: Dye eggs yellow and let dry completely. Use a black Sharpie to draw faces. That’s it!

 

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Placecard eggs: Rest an egg sideways on an egg holder and dip in dye bath of desired color, but hold the egg so the top third of the egg stays above the dye bath and remains white. Let dry completely. Dip the end of a small paintbrush into craft paint and dab on the egg to create dots around the white oval. Use letter stickers to spell a name or to add an initial.

 

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GIVEAWAY: Amanda Rettke’s “Decorating from the Inside Out” class at Craftsy

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Paul! He won Amanda’s class. Enjoy!

I’m kind of, sort of–OK, a lot–giddy about the giveaway I have for you today. I’m giving away the Decorating from the Inside Out  with Amanda Rettke class on Craftsy.

I have long adored the work of Amanda Rettke, the sweets genius behind i am baker, and I have wanted to spend an afternoon in the kitchen with her for just as long. Not in a creepy kind of way. Maybe in a little bit of a creepy kind of way. But in my defense, have you seen her cakes? Her new cookbook, Surprise-Inside Cakes,  is finally in stores. In it, she shows you how to build cakes that hold cute and clever secrets inside, revealed in every slice.  We can all have her in our kitchens, because she’s teaching a video course showing you real, live, and in person how to make surprise-inside cakes.

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The class, valued at $29.99, is comprised of six high-def video lessons you can access anytime, anyhow, anywhere you like to fit your pace, your schedule and your life. Included are downloadable materials, such as recipes and supply lists, hours of close-up instruction, and answers from Amanda herself in the virtual classroom. Your access NEVER expires.

The class is divided by cake so you can watch how to make each one step-by-step. You’ll learn to make The Birthday Candle cake.

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The Bumblebee cake:

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The Love cake:

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The Triangle Pattern cake:

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And the Rainbow Heart cake. Oh, rainbow heart cake. I think I love you most of all:

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AND you’ll learn not just how to build your cake on the inside, but how to pipe the Amanda’s famous buttercream designs on the outside.

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THE GIVEAWAY

To enter the giveaway, CLICK HERE to visit Craftsy, and follow the instructions.

Deadline to enter: Friday, April 11th, midnight EST.

Good luck!!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and Craftsy has paid for its placement. But as always, I’ll never, ever promote anything I don’t think is awesome or truly helpful to you. And I think this is awesome and truly helpful to you.

 

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the world’s easiest bunny breadsticks

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I feel confident declaring these the world’s easiest bunny breadsticks to make, because I can’t fathom any less steps. In fact, I don’t even really know what to say about them, because they are so simple.

Yep.

Um…

So…

How are YOU doing? Tell me. What’s going on?

Are you cooking Easter dinner? Or brunch? I have the perfect bread to serve. Bunny breadsticks.

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They look exactly like bunnies, don’t they? I mean exactly. No confusion at all.

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how to make super easy bunny breadsticks

you will need:

1 (11-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Breadsticks
baking tray
parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 375º F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. Separate the breadsticks. With your  palms, roll a breadstick on the counter to form a ten-inch log. Hold both ends and form a “U.” Cross the top as shown.
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Repeat with all the breadsticks.
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Place on the baking tray (or two trays, if you need to) and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. TIP: Work quickly with the dough, if you can, and try and minimize handling. The more the dough is handled, the tougher the breadsticks will be.
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8 sweet treats for Easter and bonus easter egg decorating ideas

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Aah, another stroll through the archives for some of my favorite Easter treats to make. As always, find all the season ideas up there in the Seasonal button. There are a bunch of spring things in there, too. And at the end of this post I link to some Easter egg decorating ideas I did ages ago.

 

peeking bunny cookies

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Peeps in chocolate eggs

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cottontail cookie pops

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bow tie bunny cookie pops

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easy peeps cupcakes

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Standing lamb cookies

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easter marshmallows

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bunnies and silly chick cookie pops

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easter egg decorating

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Just for Kix: Cereal box sandbox

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When I first made this “bring the outdoors in” cereal box sandbox it was snowing outside, I think. Now, spring is a little closer, but it’s still too chilly to run around the backyard barefooted.

Learn to make a sandbox from a cereal box HERE at Kix Cereal.

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