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Homemade Easter Gifts for Kids

Confetti Conkers

Dyed Easter eggs are a standard for Easter celebrations. You might want to try these fun confetti eggs to share with the tots.

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The Mexicans celebrate Easter by making these fanciful confetti Easter eggs to share with their friends and family. They save their eggs throughout the year and dye or spray paint them bright colors. The inside of the egg is filled with confetti. The tradition is to conk each other with the eggs, releasing the confetti into the air.

Time frame: One to two hours

Level: Easy

What you need:

  • Needle or nail
  • One dozen eggs
  • Easter dye or spray paint
  • Confetti
  • White glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Egg carton
  1. Holding the egg over the sink, make a hole in the pointed end of the egg using the needle or nail. Carefully enlarge the hole until it has about a 12-inch opening.
  2. Shake the egg out of the shell into a sink. Rinse the egg's shell and allow it to dry.
  3. Dye or spray paint the egg a bright color. Allow it to dry. Place confetti inside the egg with a spoon, and cover the hole by gluing a strip of tissue paper over it. Repeat this procedure with the remaining eggs. Place the finished eggs in the egg carton and wrap them in tissue paper.
  4. The Mexican tradition is to crack the egg on or near a friend to release the confetti into the air. (Keep these eggs out of the reach of infants or toddlers.)

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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August 27, 2014

Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.

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