It’s Easter Weekend! Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate with the family? We can help. Toyota of Orlando has suggestions for finding Easter fun right in your own kitchen or backyard, and how to do it affordably and efficiently. Let’s talk about some of our favorite traditional DIY Easter activities to get you into the holiday spirit!
Easter egg hunt: It’s not Easter without an Easter egg hunt. Here are some tips to help you plan this traditional Easter activity:
- Hard-boiled eggs are pretty once dyed and decorated, but they won’t last long in the Florida sun. Consider using plastic eggs with small prizes inside (chocolate melts, just a reminder). You want about ten eggs per child.
- Keep in mind the age of the hunters when filling the eggs – you want to have age-appropriate prizes for everyone whether you use candy or toys.
- Also keep age in mind when you’re hiding the eggs. For younger hunters, hide the eggs in easier spots to allay frustration. Also take safety into account and avoid hiding eggs in places that could be hazardous, like near busy roads or bodies of water.
- Set boundaries – keep all the eggs hidden in one area so kids don’t waste time or energy hunting in other places.
- Have extra Easter baskets on hand to collect the eggs in case anyone forgot.
- Count down when you’re done. Make sure all the eggs have been collected, and award prizes to the top hunters!
Decorating Easter eggs: Decorating eggs seems simple and self-explanatory, but here are a few ideas to keep things interesting this year!
- Double dip eggs and vary the amount of liquid you add to the dye tablets to play around with colors and color saturation. You can also use Kool-Aid to dye eggs for an even easier method! (It smells better, too!)
- Throw a plastic tablecloth down on the table to ward off dye accidents. Consider putting one on the floor, too!
- Bake the eggs instead of boiling them. You can get quite a few done at once. Just put them in a muffin tin and slide them into the oven at 350. About 15 minutes for every 12 eggs should do it.
- Use melted crayons to splatter-paint the outside of the eggs!
- Do egg papier-mache with tissue paper for some seriously artistic outcomes.
- Hold onto the egg cartons – you can use them to store the eggs after you’ve finished.
- Use glue or adhesive dots and glitter for sparkly results.
- If you have a toddler who wants to participate but doesn’t quite have the fine-tuned motor skills to make it happen, put an egg inside of a metal whisk and let them dip the egg that way.
- Draw on eggs using watercolor pencils.
- If you buy brown eggs, they’re already colored… just use a white sharpie to create designs on them!
- You can eat your eggs when they’re done; however, they only last about a week in the fridge before bacteria becomes a concern.
And remember, no matter what Easter activities you choose, take lots of pictures to remember for years to come. Happy Easter from our family to yours!