I had so much fun making advent calendars every week last Christmas and was really sad when it was over. Then I got thinking – why does it have to end? And so, the easter advent calendar was born. And it’s filled with confetti.
Since the kiddos (and adults) will probably get enough chocolate on easter day, I opted for each egg being filled with a fun activity instead. Each day on the week leading up to easter, crack open an egg to a colourful explosion of confetti and an easter activity to do for the day! Some activities can include:
- Going to the park for easter activities
- Making crafts together
- Colouring book time
- A movie night
- Going to the petting zoo to cuddle some bunnies (my personal favourite)
- And for the last one – an easter egg hunt!
- 7 white eggs
- Strips of paper
- Tissue paper in various colours
- White glue
- Paint brush
1 Create a nickel sized hole at the bottom (larger) end of your egg by lightly tapping it against a hard surface, then peeling away the shell. If it isn’t already, break the membrane and drain the egg into a bowl. Wash with clean water and leave to dry. FYI – eggs take forever to dry. I used a blow dryer and left them in sun and after 5 hours they still weren’t dried out! It would be best to do this the night before.
2 Cut 7 strips of paper and write activities on them, then cut 7 shapes (I used a fancy edge circle puncher) and write the numbers 1-7.
3 Place a strip of paper inside each egg until it fits in completely. If you want to do certain activities on certain days make sure you remember which egg you put the activity in so you can put the proper number on the outside.
4 Fill the egg to the rim with confetti!
5 Use a brush to place a small amount glue around the hole.
6Cover the hole with a piece of tissue paper, then paint down the edges with the glue brush. You may do this again to ensure the hole is properly covered.
7 Glue tissue paper on the rest of the egg, placing glue on any ends that stick up. Leave it to completely dry.
8 Place double sided tape on the back of each number.
9 When dry, place a number on each egg. Crack each day leading up to Sunday the 20th!I may have made crushing a glue covered egg look easy in the above gif, but don’t let me fool you. It’s actually surprisingly difficult! If you have little hands opening the eggs, tell them instead to poke a hole in the bottom and pry it open.
However, if you dear adult want to exert some force and feel like superman, crush away.