So Easter is almost here, I know this because yesterday I tattooed some eggs. Yes, you read that right. One of my favourite quirky easter things to do is to decorate eggs with temporary tattoos. I have done it with real eggs in the past, but this year I used plastic ones so I could use them as decorations. And I think they turned out nicely!
The great thing about this decorating technique is it is quick, effective and a crafting idiot (me) can manage it. I used some lovely vintage tattoo designs for a rockabilly look – but of course temporary tattoos come in a vast variety of styles – you could do dinosaurs or superheroes or princesses to fit in with your kids taste, or there are some beautiful florals around. If you have forgotten how these work, it is as simple as placing design down on the egg then pressing down on the backing paper with a damp cloth for a couple of minutes until the magic has happened. I then glued some ribbon onto the eggs for hanging. (A glue gun would have been ideal – I don’t have one so made do with super strength pritstick!). They look pretty and I am happy with them!
I don’t go mad with Easter decorations, but I do like to add the odd little bit of kitsch joy to the house. Apart from the small wooden tree displaying my tattooed eggs, I also have this rather cure Astroturf bunny (an amazon bargain at a couple of quid!) and a small string of felt egg bunting. That is my lot for this year!
I get a bit confused by Easter traditions too. Do you do the Easter Bunny thing? I have done it in the past, and it backfired when one of my daughters friends asked in a desperately sad voice ‘Why doesn’t the Easter Bunny visit me?’. Um. Er. I had to admit it was me. To which my own daughter replied in horror ‘Father Christmas is real though isn’t he?’. Um. Er. ‘Yes. Without doubt.’ Phew. Got away with that one. Since then I have kind of fudged the issue a bit. Some years I have involved the Easter Bunny, some years I haven’t. I can never remember what I have said about him. Why isn’t their a clear Easter Bunny back story like with Santa?!?
I have cut down on the number of eggs for the kids this year too – mostly as I recently discovered last years leftovers in a cupboard – they just had too many and then they got forgotten about. My folks have given them a bit of money instead, I have got them one each and a few small ones to hide – and that will be more or less it, bar the odd gift from Aunties and Uncles.
We will no doubt have a roast, like we do most Sundays. We will take advantage of the long weekend to catch up with some family and then I shall have to try to think of ways to keep everyone entertained in the soggy looking holidays!
Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend however you spend it,
Love Miss Cisco XXX