Ginger Snap Crafts: Confetti Eggs {tutorial} & Introducing Simply Tradition by Kierste Wade

Confetti Eggs {tutorial} & Introducing Simply Tradition by Kierste Wade

I was given the book Simply Tradition by Kierste Wade for this post. :)

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You might be wondering why I’m bringing up Easter eggs at Thanksgiving! ha! Buuuuut what I really want to talk about today is family traditions. (I’ll share our confetti eggs tradition in just a bit!) One of my most favorite bloggers & friend is Kierste Wade. She runs the amazing blog, Simply Kierste, and I love following along as her family builds & decorates their farmhouse dream home at Old Salt Farm. She is truly one of my favorite people. Kierste has recently released her first book, Simply Tradition. It has 70 fun & easy holiday ideas for families. This book is packed full of thing to do with your family to create special memories that will last forever.

COVER Simply Tradition

Treasured moments with friends and family grow from traditions as simple as back-to-school ice cream sundaes, haunted gingerbread houses, and cereal nights in the park. Popular blogger Kierste Wade's simple traditions will inspire and involve the whole family in the festivities of daily life. With pages of great ideas, instruction and access to free printables for download, Simple Tradition can inspire you and give you the tools to bring the happiness home and make memories together all year long.

book

book simply tradition

tradition book

I helped a teeny tiny bit with the book! You’ll find our family’s confetti egg tradition inside. I thought I’d share it here, too. :)

My Grandmother started the tradition of having confetti eggs at Easter when I was a kid. She would hold huge Easter egg hunts with hundreds of eggs for all of the grandchildren. We would look forward to these every year! She would make each grandchild a confetti egg with their name on it. She would hide the confetti eggs along with the rest of the Easter eggs. If we found our own egg we would get a dollar. Yes, a whole dollar! ;) If we found someone else’s egg we would run & bopped them on the head. We would have confetti everywhere, in our hair, on our clothes & in the yard. We had a blast chasing each other around with those eggs! We have continued that tradition with our kids, and they love it just as much. You can make you own confetti eggs like my Grandmother did.

For this project you will need:
1 dozen eggs
confetti
egg dye
vinyl lettering {optional)
tissue paper
school glue
plastic cups or mugs
water or vinegar

egg dye

First, you will empty out your eggs. I used a corn cob skewer to poke a hole in the bottom.

egg cracking

Rinse them out. I hadn’t done that yet when I snapped this picture. ;)

egg shells

Dye your eggs as usual following the instructions on the box.

egg dying

Let dry.

dyed eggs1

Fill your eggs with confetti.

confetti egg

Cover the end of your eggs with some tissue paper & glue.

confetti

Next, I added everyone’s name using vinyl & the smiley monster font. You could always use a Sharpie like my Grandmother did, too!

eggs

eggs for Easter

The only thing left to do is to hide these, let the kiddos find them & take turns bopping each other on the head!

confetti eggs for Easter

Some years I go the easy route & just buy the confetti eggs in the store, but I find that when I take the time (like my Grandmother di)d to make each family member a handmade confetti Easter egg it makes this tradition that much better. I can imagine my Grandmother taking the time to make our eggs. It really makes me feel close to her. I am grateful for my Grandmother & the many family traditions that started with her & still continue today through my siblings & cousins. From lining up all the way from her “junk” room to the Christmas tree passing presents from one cousin to the next until the tree was overloaded with gifts to saying “Fun, fun, fun! Party, party, party!” every time we were together. I love when my family all gets together & shares our favorite memories. I hope one day my kiddos will do the same thing with their kiddos. Family really is everything!

confetti eggs

Remember you can find Kierste’s book filled with tons of amazing ideas for your family right {HERE}.
This book would make an amazing gift this holiday season. I’m thinking of picking up some for my sisters. :)

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Let me know some of your family’s favorite family traditions on the comments below. :)

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