Easter DIY Special
Happy Easter everyone!
I'll been laying low for awhile since it's Holy Week, to make up for that, I've made you a special Easter DIY video to tide you over until Monday. Three easter themed DIYs to get you sorted to host your own Easter egg hunt!
Every since my nieces and nephews were old enough to walk, we've been hosting our own Easter egg hunts in the backyard. I never used to do this as a kid but I love preparing everything for them now as an adult. This year, since my little pack of kids are at that age when they're still young enough to really enjoy it but old enough so they really appreciate (and are slightly competitive about) the games, I went all out!
First thing I did was dye the eggs. This is super quick and so much fun. A chance to play around and make something beautiful with very little thought or effort. Kind of like marbling paper. The longer you leave them in the vinegar solution the darker (and more vibrant) the colors will be. But don't leave them in too long or the vinegar will react with the eggshell and eat it's way through. If you hear it fizzing, pull it out. Also, to make things easier for you, wear gloves. I'll have blue fingers for days.
Then, I made a party giveaway. Something to remember the day by. I know people usually giveaway chicks but the thought of cute little chicks not being taken care of properly just made me too sad. So I decided to make my own little chicks instead!
I made one for each of the kiddies. This is a lot more difficult than it looks, but I promise you, it is completely manageable. You'll see in the video that there are a lot of steps but thats just because there are a lot of individual parts to put together. The steps themselves are really simple. It took me about 2 hours to make all five.
And lastly, what an egg hunt with out an egg basket. Or in this case, a bunny bucket! A perfectly adorable wittle rabbit to store all your Easter goodies! I gave them little egg shaped noses just for the occasion.
I don't show it in the video but I personalised these too with stickers of each of the kids names at the back of the buckets. To avoid any: "Give it back! That's mine!" moments. And I cut up from green japanese paper to use as a little nest for my little chicks.
I really enjoyed this whole project. Whenever I DIY something I try to make things that are practical, something I'm sure I can use. Rarely do I get to make something just for the sake of making it. It was really so much fun figuring out how to put things together and what I could use.
I know the video is a little long, 6:45 mins long (gasp). If you can't be bothered to watch the whole thing, or you're really only interested in learning how to do a specific project, here's a cheat sheet for you so you can skip the parts you're not interested in.
1. Dyed Eggs - 00:10
2. Little Chick - 01:21
3. Bunny Buckets - 04:35
You can also find me on Instagram and Twitter @jackkayephoto. If you try these out, take a photo and tag me! I'd love to see it! Don't forget to use the hashtag #TheSundayProject.