Do your kids decorate eggs for easter? It is one of the things the boys love and they have egg decorating competitions at school, cubs and also the Easter Party we attend annually. We are one of those families that believe in the kids decorating their own eggs, so I sit on my hands and provide encouragement only! These Teenage Mutant Ninja decorated eggs won Maxi the cubs competition this year and even better they are simple and all his own work!
How to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle decorated eggs
One thing we are always conscious of is that the boys only get an hour at the most to decorate their eggs, so there was a little prep done to get these ready.
- Green food colouring
- Orange, blue, red and purple felt or ribbon
- Googly eyes
- Black and pink sharpie
Maxi dyed the eggs at home.
We used 10 drops of gel food colouring with two tablespoons of vinegar in a quarter of litre of cold water.
Hard boil your eggs and place each hot egg into the dye mixture for ten minutes.
As I said maxi did of of this himself (he is 10), but for younger children you could prepare the eggs and felt and let them finish them off.
Cut four strips of felt long enough to go round the eggs one and a half times and make a slit three quarters of the way round to place the other end of the felt (or ribbon through)
Place two googly eyes on the felt of ribbon.
Draw on the turtles mouths and or tongues!
Yes it really is that simple to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle decorated eggs! Even better we had everything we needed in the house.
Whilst we are talking about decorated eggs, my feature post this week is these beautiful glitter eggs from Tigerlilly Quinn. As a mum to two boys I sometimes crave pretty and glitter!
Do you have a post that is about thrifty parenting, decorating or lifestyle. One that is about frugal food or crafts and art. or even a post about making the post of what you have, then please do link up. Each week we make sure we pin the post, feature some on our facebook pages and then we each have a round up on a Sunday.
Let’s all share that being frugal can be fabulous.