DIY Surprise Easter Eggs

March 26, 2018

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Lately, I’ve been noticing how quickly my kids are developing and retaining information. Even when I don’t think they could possibly remember everything, they completely surprise me — like, Liam! He’s able to write his own name. He’s done so well learning letters and numbers. As a parent, there is nothing more exciting than seeing your child learn new skills, and share them back with you. Seeing how proud they are of themselves makes me even more proud of them.

As for Lilly, she’s mimics not only Liam (with everything!!) she also wants to be “mommy”  in all kinds of ways. Yes, she might just think she’s growing a baby in her sweet little tummy too! It’s so cute, even though I have to keep reminding her that there will be only one new baby joining us in June!  She has also taken a keen interest in my makeup bag! I love how we spend time getting ready together. Makes mornings a bit more chaotic, though I’m really embracing the sweet these adorable “just like mommy” moments.

This was a very simple DIY to achieve at home with your little one’s. Sticking with fresh colours that mimic organic eggs (think light browns, muted blues, and soft pinks), we painted cardboard paper eggs. It was so much fun to get creative and see what they come up with!

SUPPLIES
Paper Mache eggs (We used these ones)
White Paint Pens
Paint Brushes
Acrylic Paint (I used soft pinks, robin egg blue, light taupe and cream)
Kinder Surprise

Find this exact basket here. 

I simply set out  little dollops of paint on a wooden board and each egg two toned, we had fun after mixing and matching the tops and bottoms!

Spending time working on these projects with my kids is one of my favourite things to do. Liam and Lilly love decorating and this project was a great way to spend time with them. They amaze me every single day. I’m thankful to be their mom! Surprising them and bringing them joy is one of the best feelings.

For the more traditional inspired Polish “pisanki” easter egg look. Use a white gel paint pen and sketch delicate designs on the brown paper eggs. If you feel like you need a bit of inspiration there are a ton of templates you can find online via Pinterest. Don’t be intimidated, they don’t have to be perfect- giving them that extra character which makes each beautiful on it’s own.

Surprises are always such a treat. You all know that I love taking moments to surprise my kids on holidays and even on regular days. The other day I decided to spring a fun Easter DIY on them. They loved it! I had the paper mache eggs in a basket and had tucked in a couple Kinder Surprise Eggs, for a special treat for that day. It then just transitioned into us painting the eggs for Easter. Not only did the kids love getting a special treat, it was so nice to just spend time and let them enjoy painting. Not to mention Liam absolutely loves the little toys he gets inside, he’s so cute he even builds the toys for Lilly.

 

 

I’m thrilled to partner with Kinder Surprise on this post. Fellow mammas, they’re running a Surprise Them Back contest where you can visit Surprisethemback.ca and upload a moment when your child surprised you for a chance to win one of three ultimate parties full of surprises valued at $5000 as well as 1 of 3000 instant-win personalized DIY prize packs!