Sharpie Easter Eggs | Easy & Mess-Free!

Sharpie Easter Eggs

If your family’s getting tired of the same old Easter dye kits, try using Sharpies for fun new way to decorate this year’s eggs!

Sharpie Easter Eggs can be as artsy – or a simple – as you want.  It’s something my older teens would enjoy, since they love to draw more intricate designs.  But so easy that my 8 year old would have fun too.  While doing a trial run, I traced a chevron pattern with a pencil and went over it with black sharpie.  My silver oil-based paint sharpie was great for shiny accent dots.

Another way to approach this project is to dye the eggs first and then use Sharpie as an added layer of personalization :)

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Family Christian | $5 Sale on VeggieTales, Bibles & More!


Right now Family Christian Book Stores is having a great sale on Kids books, videos and devotionals that would make for great Easter Gifts!   Some DVD’s are only $5, and others are 50% Off.   Go HERE to check out the selection of sale items for children.





MADAME BLUE’S EASTER, $5 (reg. $12.99)




BIBLE SING A LONG SONGS, $5 (reg. $9.99)


Check out TONS more Easter Basket Ideas in these 2 posts:

 Easter Basket Teens & Tweens Ideas

 Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy/Crafty Kids!

- Thanks, SouthernSavers

Easter Cupcakes Recipe

  Easter cupcakes recipe
With Easter just right around the corner I’ve been thinking about fun recipes that I can make with my kids. Since they are a little older now, they love to get in the kitchen with me and cook. This Easter cupcakes recipe is so cute and easy it will be so much fun to make together. I’ve included the full recipe below with step by step instructions.

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Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

When I was a kid, the dessert on Easter was always carrot cake and cheese cake.  So I just get in the mood for carrot cake come Spring (which is kind of weird since it’s more of a Fall flavor).

Here’s an uncommonly easy recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies that will take you 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour in the oven.  So you’ve got about 40 minutes until you can stuff these in your face with a glass of milk. :)
You’ll need a boxed carrot cake mix, any kind should do, and a couple eggs and butter.  If you have that, you’re ready to roll on basic blondies.

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21 Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy/Crafty Kids


Easter morning doesn’t have to mean a basket full of dentist visits…  instead of candy, feed your little artist or crafter’s love of creativity with new supplies and projects! Check out this list of 21 Cheap Easter Basket Ideas for Artsy and Crafty Kids.

While brand new markers (especially Mr. Sketch!) are always fun to get,  think outside of the box with Make Your Own Bouncy Balls, or Origami Dragons!  All of these ideas are in the $2 – $8 range – so nothing too pricey. (Although prices at the time of this posting may change)

And check out our other post of Easter Baskets for Teens & Tweens (6 Frugal Ideas)



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Markers don’t have to be hum-drum… .pick up the holy grail of all marker sets – the Mr. Sketch markers!  Or let them decorate cards and notes with these fun stampers.  The Paint Pallette will really fill an Easter basket shape nicely!


dottodot doodlepad


New gel pens and a challenging activity book are great boredom busters – but the real excitement comes from a design-your-own bouncy ball kit!




My oldest loved origami with a PASSION – and he still has many of the projects that he spent especially long on.  Paper airplanes are just the beginning!

Or for the younger folders:






Shrinky Dinks are Perler Beads are SO much fun – here are some inexpensive sets and supplies!


Perler Beads 6,000 Count Bucket Multi Mix

Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors

Shrinky Dinks Jewelry

Shrinky Dinks Minis Vehicles




If you have a budding embroiderer, jewelry designer or painter – these might do the trick!

 Melissa & Doug Design Your Own Bracelets

Alex Needlepoint Flower

Melissa & Doug DYO Monster Truck 




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Pioneer Woman Cookbook on Sale

Score some hot book gifts today only with the 30% OFF Amazon book code HOLIDAY30!  Here are a couple good options for gifts…

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime – $11.20 after code



American Girl Mini Dolls for as little as $9.24 (for Rebecca)- because they come with a book they’re included in this deal!


Minecraft Blokopedia - $20.99 (Reg $50)

 Junie B Jones Boxed Set (Books 1-4) for only $9.61

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