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April 6, 2020

Yesterday afternoon as I was mindlessly perusing FaceBook I came upon a post from a blogger, Amy Lemons, from ‘somewhere’, who was showing what two children were doing to create a virtual Easter Egg Hunt.   Real Easter Egg hunts won’t be happening safely country-wide this year and this was a little alternative that she came up with.  She’s calling it the Great 2020 Easter Egg Hunt.  You can find Amy’s post here.

Host a community wide easter egg hunt while social distancing

Parents can print the egg templates or children can create their own.  All of the directions needed are in the PDF, so that anyone can easily follow it!  Click this link to grab your own templates.

I printed the four egg templates off this morning (they each just about fill an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper).  Then I decorated them using my Stampin’ Up! supplies, both current and retired.  What a fun break from just self isolating and being tired of wandering around looking for something positive and creative and just plain fun to do.  (Yes, I know I have a garage full of boxes to empty but……it’s still too cold outside to do that!)

Here are the eggs that will be going up in our windows, plus a few of the steps used in decorating them:

2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

The egg on the left was colored using an Aqua Painter and these classic inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Pretty Pumpkin, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.

“Rainbow” Classic Stampin’ Pads used: 

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad
[141397]
$6.50

The second from the left was decorated using the Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends marker and then the Layering Circles Dies and the retired Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.

The third egg (above) used the retired Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, pieced to fit the zig zags.  It’s also shown below.

2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

 

For my final egg, with no lines to guide or distract me, I decided to weave 3/4″ strips of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, also retired.  Below are the wandering steps I took:

2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

First I laid the various papers horizontally, securing them with just a dollop of Multipurpose glue.  I alternated a printed strip with the flipped over patterned strip.

 

2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

I flipped the egg over carefully and trimmed the excess paper following the thick dark outline of the egg by laying the printed piece on a large self-healing cutting mat and then cut the excess using an exacto type knife.

 

2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

Lay out the remaining strips in the same order as those that you just secured to the egg.  As you lay them out, be sure to “snug” each added piece to the previous strip.  I waited to add all the strips before securing them with Liquid Glue.

 

2020 Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

Flip the piece over and trim the tails of DSP

 

2020 Easter Egg Hunt

Here is one of the finished eggs, sitting in the corner of the guest bedroom window in front of Paddington Bear.  It’s very hard to photograph through a screen!

 

2020 Alternative Easter Egg Hunt

These eggs are in our laundry room window, a little easier to photograph. I hope the kids who walk by hunting for Easter Eggs find these.

Do you think the egg hunters will be able to see these eggs?  Decorating them was a ton of fun and it was a great way to use free time wisely and creatively.

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