How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Alphabet Egg Hunt

This Easter, why not have an Alphabet Egg Hunt? You and your friends can use your detective skills to find the "eggs" and then, once the eggs are collected, to find the hidden words. (You'll try to create words from the letters on your alphabet eggs.) The winner is the person who can make the most words. But first ... you'll need to create the eggs.

What You'll Need:

Construction paper




Draw lots of eggs on colorful construction paper. You can make them different sizes, anywhere from 2 to 6 inches long. Cut them off the paper.

Decorate one side of the eggs with interesting patterns. Write a letter on the other side.

Make enough eggs to use all the letters of the alphabet, and then make at least three more eggs for each vowel (that is, three for A, three for I, etc.). Make some extra blank eggs. These will be used as "wild" eggs, which means players can decide which letter they want the egg to be.

When you are done creating, ask someone to hide the eggs inside the house or in the yard. Let the hunt -- for eggs and for words -- begin!

When you're ready to color your edible Easter eggs, you don't have to buy egg dye at the store. People have used natural dyes for years to make softly colored, earth-toned eggs. Find out how.

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