Craftykins // Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Have you ever heard of cascarones?  They’re a fun Easter tradition of cracking confetti filled eggshells over others’ heads…my littles get such a kick out of the colorful mess!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

This is a simple project, although a bit time consuming waiting for things to dry {so don’t start the night before Easter!}  To make cascarones, you’ll need:

empty eggshells

food color and vinegar or egg dye tablets

confetti, glitter, birdseed or other fillers

patterned tape

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Start by hollowing out your eggs.  I’ve found this is easiest by poking a hole in the top of the egg with a pin and then making a larger hole on the bottom for the whites and yolk to drip from.  Rinse the empty shells and reserve the insides for omelets or a batch of cupcakes!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

After the shells are clean, dye them as you would hard boiled Easter eggs.  I like egg dye tablets for their vibrancy, but food color and vinegar works well.  Just be sure to submerge the entire shell by letting the dye/water mixture fill the shells.

Let the shells dry completely.  I usually leave them overnight, just to be safe.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Fill the shells with confetti or glitter about 3/4 full.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Using a funnel or scrap of paper rolled into a cone makes this much easier.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

After the shells are full, cover the hole with washi or patterned tape.

Then have fun showering each other in confetti!

Craftykins // Tropical Easter

Create a tropical feeling for easter.  You will need just a few supplies, as follows:

 + white eggs
 + yellow color for coloring the eggs (take an intensive yellow)
 + green cardstock
 + glue
 + scissors
How to make:
Start with making a hole into the upper and lower end to the eggs and blow them. Wash them properly and go on with coloring the eggs in a bowl. Let them dry.
Meanwhile you can cut out the leaves from the green paper. It will take a a little while, because you have to wait until the fresh glued parts are dried.
For the finish: get a better effect by shaping the leaves by curling them slightly.
Enjoy!

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Tropical Easter // Annelie Klein

Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

I’m always on the hunt for little holiday treats for school and party favors that aren’t food.  These sweet little bunny crayons are perfect for filling eggs…and are easy and inexpensive to make, too!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

To make them you’ll need:

silicone mold {I found this one in the baking section of the craft store}

crayons {old stubby, broken ones work perfectly for this!}

cookie sheet

oven

Choose the crayon colors you’d like your new crayons to be.  For these Easter bunnies, I chose spring-ish pastels and white.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

Remove the wrappers.  I’ve found they don’t peel easily, so I carefully slice the wrapper from top to bottom with a craft knife.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

Break the crayons in tiny pieces and mound them into the mold.  They melt down quite a bit, so really pack them in.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

Place mold on a cookie sheet in a 300 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crayons are completely melted.  Be extremely careful removing cookie sheet and mold from the oven, as the liquid wax tends to slosh around.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Easter Bunny Crayons

Let the melted crayons cool for about an hour, or until solid.  Then pop them out of molds and package them in muslin bags or plastic eggs!