Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An Eggcellent Tradition

About a month ago I ordered a few odds and ends from Oriental Trading and one of my favorite purchases as a box of 12 wooden eggs (now available for $3.99). I had plan when I ordered them ~ not usually the case ~ and couldn't wait to get Madison set up with some paint.

I know I am starting late and should have started this for Mad's first Easter but later is better than never! I have Madison one of the eggs last week and let her pick out 3 colors to paint it. We used acrylic paints for this project. After Madison painted the egg as she saw fit I used a Sharpie on the bottom to add the date and finished it off with a coat of Mod Podge.

Our little basket is a bit empty at the moment but the plan is to have Maddie paint a new egg every year to add to the collection!

Then when Madison grows up and moves out she will have an egg collection similar to the blown egg collection I made as a child!

6 comments:

Lil' Ms. P said...

What a wonderful tradition! I love it!

BranFlakes said...

very sweet idea!

Lindsay said...

What a fun project and I love the tradition!

Michelle said...

That is a great idea and a wonderful tradition :0)

Fiona said...

That's a great idea-may be pinching this idea

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh, I love how you plan to have her paint a new egg every year. What a great idea! Love how the eggs turned out!!