Easter is a wonderful period for Christians and Catholics alike; it marks the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The tradition of the Easter Egg may not seem like it has anything to do with the actual sentiment of the season but in fact, is symbolic of Christ’s resurrection as the “egg” symbolises new life and rebirth in many cultures. The egg’s shell is a presentation of the Tomb of Jesus Christ, in which he was sealed; cracking the shell is a representation of his resurrection from the dead. Over the years the tradition has evolved. The Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring, Eostre, who had a Hare (another symbol of fertility and rebirth) as her companion, ushered in the tradition of the Easter Bunny. The Bunny has also become quite synonymous with the festival along with various children’s activities like Easter Egg Rolling, and the Easter Egg Hunt celebrated in some locales.
Easter is a time of celebration and festivities among families and for the kids, it’s a time for creativity. Here are a few Easter Egg ideas you could encourage your children to get into: -Papier Mache Covered Eggs
1.Papier Mache Covered Eggs
I know you have your egg ready for this DIY project so keep it aside in a small bowl. Take another bowl add some Camlin Glue, a little water and mix it; remember if there’s too much water, the mixture won’t be too sticky. Tear up some paper and cut into rectangular or square shapes. Dip the paper into your water/glue mixture and carefully apply it over your egg until it’s entirely covered with the paper.
While you’re waiting for the paper to dry, cut up another paper or magazine in any design you like. Choose pieces that have images or photos to add some colour or style to your design. Once the egg is dry, repeat the sticking process with you new designs as layer number 2. Let this layer dry and you’re done; you’ve made some very artsy Papier Mache Covered Eggs. Remember, how careful you are will determine how neat your eggs will look. Take a look at the picture to get a better idea and get as creative as you like.
2. Sprinkled, Butterfly Easter Eggs
Here’s how you can make some truly colourful, speckled Easter eggs. First, make sure your work surface is covered so you don’t get colour all over. Use scrap paper for this. Get your egg/s ready and prepare your paint. Mix different colour Camlin acrylic paints in a little water and place them in separate containers; you can use bottle caps or lids of old plastic boxes. Get out an old toothbrush, and dip it in the coloured water. With your finger, spray the paint from the brush onto the egg’s surface on all sides. Do this with all the colours you’ve selected to create that colourful, speckled effect.
For your final task; while the paint is drying, cut out pictures of Butterflies from old papers, magazines or books. Once the paint is dry, stick the pictures all over the egg’s surface with Camlin Krafty Glue and there you go, a beautifully speckled, butterfly Easter egg.
3. Shaving Cream Easter Eggs
Put some shaving cream into a bowl and add some food colouring to it. Mix in a few colours to add a colourful texture. With a toothpick or a stick, mix the colours into the shaving cream to get the right texture. Next, get your egg/s and dip it carefully into the shaving cream immersing it fully. Roll it around so it’s covered from all sides. Let it sit on a paper for a little while and then carefully wipe off the shaving cream residue. We recommend using rubber gloves while getting all this done. Also, be careful while handling the egg, so as not to crack it in the process.
Once you’ve wiped it clean you’re left with a multicoloured Easter egg that’s quite colourful and quite unique.