Eggcellent Ideas

Paper Easter eggs / Photos by Donaville Herrick

I love crafting with my little dearests. My oldest, three-and-a-half-year-old Madeline, whom we call Maddy for short, drops everything she’s doing to create anything out of paper. Yesterday Maddy and I made a few paper Easter eggs together, ones that looked like they could have been made during the 1980s, especially had we added a bits of neon colors like green and pink. My other two children, twin twenty-one-month-olds, usually like playing with and wreaking havoc upon the crafts Maddy and I create, so only three out of the four paper eggs we created yesterday survived. None to worry, there’s still time before the weekend to make a few more.

This Saturday we will be dyeing eggs. It will be the first time for my little ones and I can already picture the fun and mess and bubble bath that will ensue once the dyeing egg-stravaganza is over. This is the sort of fun they got into with finger-painting a few months ago … cleanup is going to be so much fun!

For those of you with kids, what are your plans this Easter weekend? Any egg dyeing and egg hunting involved?

If you’re scratching your head for ideas, here are a handful egg-cellent Easter crafts to consider trying this weekend:

10 DIY Easter egg ideas

Not enough Easter egg ideas? Check out this post by our contributor Anastasia Marie and this post over at papernstitch blog.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Spring Pickin’s

Photo & Design by Donaville Herrick

Now that Spring is finally upon us (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that is), I wanted to introduce a new project called Spring Pickin’s.

From now until the end of spring, I will be picking up various things nature has decided to drop in my path. Some of what I find might be on a nature walk, or at the grocery store parking lot, or in my own backyard. On the 19th of each month, I’ll be posting updates of my Spring Pickin’s on the blog and highlighting anyone else who wants to play along.

Care to join me?

Here’s what to do:

  • Blog about Spring Pickin’s with a link back to this post and update your own blog with photos of what nature leaves behind in your neck of the woods.
  • Leave a comment with a link to your blog post so I can add you to the participants list.
  • If you don’t have a blog, feel free to email me photos of your Spring Pickin’s at info@dearestnature.com and be sure to include your full name (or at least first name and last initial)
  • Note: you don’t have to be a professional photographer to participate, you can snap photos with your iphone, too.

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About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.