Happy Easter from all of us at Nikitaland!
Last night we dyed our Easter eggs, like everyone else probably did. We used the traditional Paas pastel egg dye and we also used a new 24K Gold dye set. We made 18 colored Easter eggs for the family, 9 in the pastel color and 9 in the 24K Gold. To our amazement, the pastel ones came out so rich and beautiful in color when we took them out of the dye, but they dried differently. They did not look as nice as when we first took them out, we were bummed. We were also doing the 24K Gold kit at the same time which came with a red, yellow, and blue dye that you painted on the eggs, so you did not have to dip them. The colors were really bright and vibrant, but these are not done yet. We had to wait a little bit and give them time to dry because we still had to brush the 24K gold dye over the top of eggs. The results were outstanding! Now, I don’t even want to eat these eggs because they look so pretty, but I am sure we will today with Easter dinner. So, after looking at the 24K Gold eggs, we decided to paint the gold dye over the pastel ones too so all of our eggs would look equally beautiful. What a difference that made! All of our eggs are now shimmering (yes, shimmering) from the gold glaze. The Easter Bunny would be proud of these for sure!
Mommy also made Grandma an Easter Bunny out of wood and boy oh boy did she like it! Mommy noticed that she did not have many Easter decorations, so what did Mommy do? She made her own! She went out to the garage, pulled out the wood and designed some bunnies. Boy that Mommy is sure creative, eh? Grandma’s bunny even has a beautiful script “R” for her last name too! Just the perfect embellishment for this rabbit!
We hope all of you have the nicest Easter ever!
It’s a Bunny Palooza over here! Everywhere I turn, I see bunnies! Easter must be near to see this much Pink, but since I love Pink, I am loving it! The only thing I was no so happy about was Mommy trying on these pink bunny ears on… ME! That’s ok though, as we have to go through this every holiday to make them feel good as they think we are soooo cute when they play dress up on us.
Daddy & Mommy found a really neat Easter egg decorating kit – 24k Eggs! How cool is that? And, it kinda goes along with how Mommy painted those plastic eggs a Metallic Gold. Definitely a different way to dye your eggs! I can’t wait to see how they turn out! I think we are going to do our regular colored Easter eggs too, but we thought that we would try these neat 24k eggs out too. It will be interesting to see which ones turn out better.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that you can also personalize your Easter eggs too? All you need are some “sticky letters” from a craft store that usually come in a sheet, and just peel the letter off the sheet, adhere it to the cooled cooked egg, then dip it in the dye. After the egg dries, just peel off the letter and you will have a neat personalized Easter egg. Simple enough, right?
The neat wood bunnies that Mommy made seemed to need some additional flare, so she decided to paint the sides of the bunnies black to give it dimension, and that worked perfectly! She is so happy with what she has done and Daddy agrees that painting the sides black makes the bunny “pop”!
I hope that I get a new stuffed bunny as a present for Easter this year, as last year I kinda (accidentally) ripped open my EB and I might need a new one. I still have the old EB, but his ears have seen better days. Hopefully I can get a new one in my Easter basket since I have been a really good girl.
As you can see, we have been really busy over here getting ready for Easter and it has been a lot of fun. Whenever I get the chance to wear Pink, I jump at the chance, except I could do without those fluffy ears. Who needs a second set of ears anyways?