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I'm not planning on doing much to celebrate Easter this year although I'm thinking about having my niece over on Saturday to dye some eggs. I think my mother in law is fixing a ham for Sunday and we'll gather and eat some Cadbury Eggs.
For me Easter and dying eggs is more about celebrating Spring and renewal. It's shaking off the gray of Winter and going crazy with some color. I was the one who would wait for my siblings to finish dying their eggs in the proper way and I would then start mixing up the colors and dunking the eggs from color to color. Sometimes I came up with a cool tie dyed effect, sometimes a marbleized masterpiece, and sometimes it was just a big hot mess. Either way I was happy.
I know it's too late to buy these lovely egg creations from etsy to get to you by this Easter but I think they would make lovely decorations all Spring long. Who decided decorating eggs was an Easter tradition anyways? The above egg was Hand embroidered in the style of Japanese Temari balls by Selahestelle. I'm sure she would be thrilled if you gave her an Easter gift of her first Etsy sale. This blue Etched Pysanky Goose Egg by Judij33 is absolutely stunning. It would make a great decoration all year long in my opinion.
If you are planning on dying eggs this weekend I found a few sites that would be super helpful for you and your budding artists. If you want to really master the tie dye egg FamilyFun.com has good directions here to create eggs that will actually look like this. If you want to get really creative DLTK's Crafts for Kids has directions here for everything from the traditional to Rubber Band or splatter painted eggs. Hope you have fun however you celebrate the arrival of Spring.