Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Easter Activities, Spring Crafts and Activities | 0 comments

It hasn’t been looking, or feeling, a lot like spring here in Calgary; the ground is covered in snow and the wind still has that crisp, frosty bite to it. I, like everyone else I know around here, am hoping winter releases it’s icy grip soon, especially since Easter is just around the corner and an indoor egg-hunt just isn’t the same as being outside!

Even though it may not look like spring outside, there’s no reason why we can’t create some colourful, spring cheer of our own, and what better way to do that than by making tie-dye, stained glass Easter eggs for our window?

Materials:

  • coffee filters
  • felt markers or paint dabbers (I found the paint dabbers worked the best)
  • spray bottle with water
  • scissors

This craft was really simple, and both of my boys loved it!

I gave each of them a coffee filter and some paint dabbers to create a colourful design.

Easter Crafts  Easter Crafts

Easter Crafts  Easter Crafts

M also used some felt markers to create a design, but I think the paint dabbers provided a more vivid effect.

Easter Crafts

When the boys finished their designs, I gave M a spray bottle to wet them down. The colours bled and swirled into one another, creating a cool tie-dye effect.

Easter Crafts  Easter Crafts

After they were dry, I cut them into egg shapes and taped them to the window, so the boys would be able to enjoy them throughout the day.

Easter Crafts  Easter Crafts

Easter Crafts  Easter Crafts

Hopefully the boys’ bright, tie-dye Easter eggs will entice mother nature to finally move on from our frigid, lingering winter, and fully embrace the warm, fresh season of spring!

 

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