Rotten (Easter) Eggs

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I set out to write a post about the fabulous napkin decoupage eggs I was going to make.

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The kids of course needed ‘dye’, so kid #1 bought the deluxe kit. It had everything in it, stickers, paint, glitter, glue, sponge painters, brushes … TOO MUCH stuff. I’ve always been a wax crayon and food coloring egg decorator, but OH NO … I had to get crafty!

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It started out not so bad, a nice neat tidy table.

easter egg disaster

It got ugly fast. Double even triple dipping was going on. Can these really be ‘my’ children?

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I tried to tell them that you don’t need to recreate a Rembrandt on those itty bitty eggs … a little band of color would do nicely?!

easter egg disaster

They even felt the need to wrap the poor eggs in foil (of course it came with the kit!).

easter egg disaster

Even I couldn’t keep it simple. I am pretty sure I wasn’t supposed to ‘dye’ and ‘mod podge’.

easter egg disaster

Don’t tell the kids, but together we created some of the worlds ugliest Easter eggs.

Tutorial gone BAD! Normally, I’d put them in a bowl on display and take lots of pictures. Not this year …

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Easter eggs? What Easter eggs? Pretend you’ve never even seen this post.

–> Think nice, clean, white eggs!

MK xo
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Hannah · April 13, 2009 at 2:39 am

Oh, but I want to see all your finished eggs!! I’m sure they are beautiful. Unique, and beautiful. Happy Easter :-)

Michelle · April 13, 2009 at 4:38 am

Hey, I think those look fun! We usually just did boring 1-color eggs with our names on them.

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Eileen · April 13, 2009 at 4:50 am

At least you had the nerve to do it.

I boiled the eggs, but then every time I imagined the combination of my 2-year-old, the dining room carpet, and a dye of any kind, I would cringe. So in my fridge is a bowl of nice, white hard-boiled eggs. It’s egg salad for lunch today!

sterling silver earrings · April 13, 2009 at 6:49 am

My daughter and I got eggs prepared then boiled it, we paint it like those on the pics, and we invited a few relatives with kids and have an easter egg hunt in the backyard…it became an instant ‘boiled egg’ party…children had so much fun. Many thanks!

Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book · April 13, 2009 at 6:55 am

As long as your kids had fun, who cares how they looked in the end. They’ll remember the fun more than how the eggs turned out anyway.

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Madeline · April 13, 2009 at 11:17 am

Oh, now, I bet they weren’t all that atrocious. Love the cups you used for dying!

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Jennifer Steuern · April 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

The eggs look fantastic! I had boring chocolate ones this year.. but next year I’m definately going to make some of those eggs!!

Colleen - a madison mom · April 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm

At least you tried. I bet it was fun.
This house… no eggs here. Oh… except for the 2 eggs Zoe brought home from school.

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jafer · April 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

eh, they’ll just remember the fun they had with mom at Easter time – and keep those pictures so they can look back and think, “holy crap, did I have bad taste as a kid”.

Damselfly · April 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Your kids are really getting into it! I think they look great!

But, um, fear of posting our ugly Easter eggs is the same reason I didn’t even go there with my blog!

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Jodi Renshaw · April 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I still would have LOVED to see them!

olivia sarley · April 14, 2009 at 3:33 am

That’s really cool & funny.You must be enjoyed.Isn’t it?
Happy Easter!!!


debbie · April 14, 2009 at 7:36 am

There is no such thing as an ugly Easter Egg. Just underappreciated Easter eggs!

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Murb@lamin-x · April 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

ROFL! That’s about like the time we had a “real” Easter egg hunt when I was a child. I “re-hid” my eggs, only didn’t find all of them…until a week later – PHEW! We had to air out all the clothes in my closet!

Sarah @ · April 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Hey! The ugly eggs make the best memories =)

Mamirosa & Co. · April 15, 2009 at 9:06 am

Oh how fun!
We dyed some eggs too. I hadn’t done that since I was a kid. LOL
I actually forgot how one did it! =P
Glad you guys had a great easter.

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Carey · April 15, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Check out my latest post. I owe you all the credit for sharing the idea, and inspiring me to try something new. Thank you.

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baby daddy · April 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Ahh Easter. Our decorated eggs always got eaten the day we decorated them and the actual hunting festivities happened with the plastic eggs. Mom tells me because “a few” eggs went missing one year and were found some weeks later under furniture, in closets, and 1 inside a relatives car. Don’t remember the incident personally, but Mom hasn’t lied before.

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Aliyya Baby Blog · April 17, 2009 at 12:44 am

that’s not ugly, but artistic

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New Tractor · April 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Belated Happry easter. I love this moment.. get bonding with my children on creating those eggs..

love it…

Baby Diaper Cake · April 19, 2009 at 4:33 am

they look amazing, you must of had so much fun.

Eren Mckay · April 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Aaaw… I actually loved those eggs. Very cute! Your pictures have officially inspired me to do the same with my kids. I’ve been so overloaded that I didn’t have the time to plan out our Easter celebration this year. But even though Easter has passed I’m going to celebrate it anyways-LOL. I’ll plan it all out and then just have fun with them.
You can still post more pics here for us ;-)
All the best,

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180/360 · April 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm

sometimes uglier is funnier, so it works out in the end. i didn’t even bother this year. it’s always a disastrous mess! bad mama.

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jdmorris · April 28, 2009 at 6:03 am

Doing this things is a great bonding with the kids.I will try this next easter sunday with my kids.I know they will enjoy doing stuff like this.

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chinaloong · February 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm

it is so funny ,i realy like it ,if i have a chang ,i must buy some one

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