Monday, March 29, 2010


We bought clockwork kits from the craft store and wood (for the base) from the hardware store. We drilled a central hole through the base before decorating.

To decorate the base, cut strips of tissue or scrapbook paper and use mod podge to secure them.

Use clear acrylic spray to seal clock and add shine.

Paint edge of clock with acrylic paint. Glue coins or buttons for numbers. Use letter stickers as desired.

*Note: This was a two-night project.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs: Get food-coloring, plastic cups (for placing the eggs and dye in), eggs, and electrical tape. Use the tape to block out shapes/designs on your eggs. The taped parts won’t get dyed. You can also layer the effect – dye the whole egg, tape off some parts, then re-dip the egg in a different color. Another idea is to do gradients. Dip bottom half of egg in one color, wait one minute, and then dip the other half in a different color. You can get cool effects using even more colors.

For those who do not know how to hard-boil an egg: place eggs in small to medium-sized pot filled 3/4 full with water. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar to pot to deter eggshell cracking. Bring water to boil. Let eggs boil for 10 minutes. Turn water off. Let eggs sit in the pot in the hot water for 10 more minutes. Drain water from pot. Place eggs in strainer and run cold water over them for 1 minute to halt cooking.