How to Blow Out an Egg for Decorating

Easter is fast approaching and Easter egg decorating is on many of our 'to do' lists this month.  If you are tired of buying plastic eggs or want to save your 'real' eggs from year to year, you need to learn how to blow out an egg for decorating.  We have attempted this project several times and have learned a few key tips over the years that I thought I would share with you.  If you really want to have fun with this, hand the eggs to your kids and then grab the camera.  There are some seriously fun Easter memories to be made by blowing out … [Read more...]

Fun Easter traditions from Around the World

With the coming of spring we also celebrate the season of Easter in the Christian church.  Well, to be honest, even non Christians are celebrating Easter nowadays. Are you looking for some fun Easter traditions to start with your kids?  This holiday has less and less of a religious meaning to many people and instead is just a day for children to gorge themselves on candy and run around looking for little plastic eggs.Our family falls somewhere in the middle when it comes to Easter traditions.  I make sure my children understand the … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Crafts: Egg Shell Candles

My family buys their eggs from a small, local farmer and come spring, the chickens are laying a LOT of eggs!  Eggs are a great way to get more protein without actually increasing your meat consumption.  However, what do you do with all the eggshells that are left over after breakfast?  I will frequently use them in the garden to deter slugs or just toss them in the compost bin but there are a lot of creative ways to use them to decorate your house.  Making Egg Shell Candles is one of the easy Easter crafts that I enjoy because it is also a … [Read more...]