Here is a easy way to decorate Easter Eggs with a group of kids, and very little mess!
1 large bag of assorted small foam shapes
1 bag of plastic googly eyes
Several dozen 2inch plastic colored eggs, with hangers if possible
A assortment of pastel colored feathers
Several different colored glitters (either loose glitter or glitter pens)
Several bottles of thick craft glue
One empty egg carton for each child
Cover your table with a disposable table cloth. Open the bags and put the supplies on the table. Put all the eggs in a bowl in the middle of the table and let the kids get to work.
If you want you can make a sample egg before and let them get the idea of glueing on the pieces to make faces, wings, etc.
As they finish their eggs let them put them in the empty cartoons to take home
If all of your egg decoraters are your children you can make a very easy display for all their eggs. Take a small branch and attach it to a wood base. Spray the whole thing white and then sprinkle with glitter. Let it all dry. Place some Easter grass around the bottom with some jelly beans or small Easter toys. When they are done making their eggs you can hang them on the tree and make a great center piece for the table!!
Now that you have a wonderful decorated centerpiece it is time to make some treats that you can eat.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp corn syrup
2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
11-12 cups icing sugar
dipping chocolate (or carob chips)
In large bowl combine condensed milk, corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Add icing sugar in 3 or 4 batches, stirring well after each addition. Knead until mixture holds its shape and is smooth and pliable. Divide into thirds. Wrap 2/3 in plastic wrap; set aside. Do not refrigerate. Tint remaining 1/3 yellow and roll into balls (yolks). Chill 30 minutes. Divide remaining white mixture into 20 pieces. Flatten each slightly and wrap around yellow yolks to form egg shapes. Place eggs on tray; cover with plastic wrap. Chill 4 hours. Prepare dipping chocolate. Use a fondue fork to dip eggs into chocolate.
Dipping chocolate - melt 4 pkg (225g) of semi-sweet chocolate squares and 2/3 cup of vegetable shortening.
Here is a fun Easter Craft to make that is easy and will get plenty of giggles.
Paints to decorate eggs
Make a hole in the bottom of a raw egg and remove the yolk and egg white. The hole can be as large as your middle finger is round. Dye the egg or paint it however you wish. Once dry put paper confetti inside the egg. Fill the egg as full as possible. Once finished place a small piece of scotch tape over the opening of the egg.
Now when you have your Easter Egg hunt you can add a little excitement. Watch peoples faces when they get hit with this egg of confetti!! Make sure you take the eggs outside since this can be a rather messy egg toss!!