Wether you celebrate Easter or Ostara, if you are like me and LOVE all things Spring then Easter Egg decorating is a must! I am an easter baby, and every few years my birthday coincides with Easter, perhaps that is why Spring is one of my favourite seasons (who am I kidding I like them all for different reasons, I fall in love with nature on each and everyone of “her” magical stages)
A little history about this date: “Ostara is essentially the pagan incarnation of the traditional Christian Easter. The Christian tradition itself draws the name from the pagan god “Oestre” or “Eastre.” This word has Germanic roots and refers to the eastern direction from which the sun rises. Oestre is the Teutonic goddess of spring and dawn who is very closely associated with the Vernal Equinox.According to myth, pagan children would present eggs as a gift to the goddess in return for the coming of the spring. Oestre traditionally carried an egg to symbolize birth and new life. Christian traditions incorporating eggs have not strayed very far from this practice.”
Anyway this year I got a little more crafty and decided to make some delicate Easter Egg decorations for my love nest. I found these very cool blank decoration eggs at Michael’s for $3.99 a pack of 12. I used the traditional method of food coloring and I added a little touch of spring with this very cool papillons.
My little dude helped me which meant a lovely arty/crafty activity out in the sun and little fingers stained with colors and confetti, it was fun!
Next we tried another method using Papier-mâché or paper mache, also found at Michael’s for $3.99 a pack of 6. We then used left over confetti to cover the eggs up making very colorful eggs, and placing them on a little nest ($2.99 at Michael’s)
We covered each egg with glue, and then dipped it into the confetti bag (very fun and messy) until they were all covered. Pat with your hands to make sure all the confetti sticks to the egg and then simply let dry.
Last but not least, we simply added some papillon to naked paper mache eggs.
OnixJ… and little dude