Spring is finally here and we are SO excited! Spring is a time of so many beautiful things. Flowers, weather, and that crisp, cool breeze. One of my favorite parts of spring is the color and life it brings to my everyday life. I count down the days for the return of the pretty pastels and seeing green everywhere I go! Along with flowers and rain, spring also brings a lot of pretty weather for the kids to enjoy. Which also means I get to enjoy the pretty weather, too! My family loves to craft and during the spring, I’m all about crafting outside and getting some much-needed sun. I recently found this salt dough easter egg craft and I’m so excited to try it out. Here’s how to get started:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1.5 cups warm water
- Mod Podge
- Easter Egg cookie cutter
- Acrylic Paint – we used neon paint colors – pink, purple, green, orange and blue
- Glossy Mod Podge
- Gold twine for hanging
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.
- Combine your first four ingredients and knead for 10 minutes. If your dough is too dry add a little bit more water in and continue to knead.
- Once you’re done kneading, roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm in thickness.
- Using an Easter egg cookie cutter make your ornaments and place them on a baking sheet.
- Once completely dry, paint your Easter eggs. Get creative here and paint them however you like! We did some wavy and some straight.
- Once you are done, don’t forget to seal with either mod podge or a clear glaze spray. We like this spray for a durable finish. Adults should do the spraying and always follow directions of the product chosen. Sealing the final ornaments will help stop them from cracking in a few years.
- For extra decoration, add some glue to your salt dough Easter eggs and then pour glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter.
- Then add some gold twine for hanging. Aren’t these so pretty? Kids will love helping to make these Easter ornaments!
There’s no better way to bring in the spring than with some salt dough easter eggs. Kids love to play with salt dough, there’s minimal mess and it’s loaded with fun. And there are so many possibilities! With colors, patterns, and styles, your family is sure to have a blast. What are some of your favorite salt dough crafts? Leave your comments below!