Contained Chaos: Glitter Eggs
Easter’s coming up soon, and the days of endlessly decorating eggs has already begun! Why not mix it up with this sparkly, messy, and colorful alternative?? This craft was inspired by the latest issue of Parenting – it has a handful of creative Easter basket ideas as well that are definitely worth checking out!
Start out by making hard boiled eggs (boil for 17 minutes). Use this extra time wisely so your kids don’t get impatient (and trust me, they will) – Abs and I made caterpillars with half of the empty egg carton. We had just enough time to hang our new friend up in the chandelier before the timer started beeping. Take the eggs out and cool them in ice water.
After about 10 minutes, take the eggs out, dry them, and start the decorating! Start by painting the eggs with glue. Make sure to have a wet paper towel nearby, as sticky fingers will quickly turn into sticky hair! Once the egg is all painted (or as painted as it’s going to get), you can roll it in a bowl full of glitter. Keep an eye on the little ones though, because glitter rarely stays in the bowl. Let’s just say, all of our glue now has a lovely hue of red glitter to it :)
When the eggs are all decorated, set them in an empty egg container in the fridge (we used the half that didn’t transform into a caterpillar). You want to let the glue dry and glitter set in for a while before you do anything with these guys. I personally suggest just using the glitter eggs as decorations for the big day, but if you want to hide them with the rest, be sure to spray them with hairspray so your whole house doesn’t become glitter infested!