Egg-throw! What you need and how to do it!

Easter is not the the only time that the “egg-throw” is appropriate. I think, it’s good for all summer long! Any clear-skyed day is a great time to get the paint out and start filling your empty egg shells.

So, if you are interested in making this egg-throw a part of your summer, I included step-by-step instructions below.

What you will need for an Egg-throw:
1. Empty egg shells
2. Paint for filling the empty egg shells
3. Glue
4. Tissue paper that is cut into little squares
5. A Canvas or Board of your choice

First of all, to save you a lot of time, you will want to start saving your egg shells. Unless, you want to do “The big egg-hall” like me (over 200 eggs in one day).
NOTE: if you would like to see a couple pics of my progress, head on over to my instagram @sim_ply_life.

Now, there is a special way to cracking your egg shells for optimal use. I simply tapped one end with a butter knife, then peeled away a small opening. Because I perfer a smaller opening for this project, I poked my finger or a toothpick through the hole to pop the yolk.

After emptying the eggs, you’ll want to rinse them in hot, soapy water and store them in an empty egg carton.

Up to a day in advance you can fill the eggs with paint. Sqeeze your favorite paint into the openings. I do about one big sqeeze, but honestly, use your own judgement. Filling the eggs to the top would simply give a bigger splatter!

As soon as you fill the eggs,  you will want to have glue and tissue paper on hand. Glue little squares of tissue paper onto the eggs over the openings.

Hurray! That’s it. Now, let the glue dry before throwing the eggs, to avoid messy fingers!

You can throw these paint-filled eggs at a any type of canvas or board. It is up to you. Have fun! The dried canvas, would be a nice addition to your home decor!

I would love to see how your egg-throw went! Feel free to tell me below in the comments!

DIY popsicles. Fun summer flavors for the whole family!

Coffee is for autumn, hot cocoa for winter, smoothies for spring; but juicy treats and fruity flavors, are for summer time. DIY popsicles will be something your whole family will love this summer!

“Did someone say ‘popsicles’?!” Get out the popsicle molds while I share with you a few delicious combinations and flavors.

Apple – Blueberry

Fill  popsicle mold 3/4 or so full with your favorite apple juice. Then drop a in few blueberries.

Chocoholic

Drop lots of chocolate chips into popsicle mold. Pour chocolate milk over top (until full).   Yum!

White Grape – Mandarin

Fill  popsicle mold 1/2 or so full with white grape juice. Then place a slice or two of mandarin orange in. Simply lovely!

Orangesicle

Spoon in vanilla ice cream filling  popsicle mold about 1/3 full, then poor orange juice over top! (…dreamsicle!)

Neapolitan

Place thinly sliced strawberries into the popsicle mold. Next, spoon vanilla ice cream into the mold packing it down a bit. Lastly, pour chocolate milk over top. Enjoy!

Patriotic Popsicles

Plop a few raspberries and blueberries into the popsicle mold. Then fill the rest with white grape juice or white milk. (I would suggest sweetening the milk with sweetened condensed milk or with sugar to taste).

After filling the popsicle molds, pop them in the freezer for 2-6 hours or until frozen.

What are planning this weekend? Maybe you could add some fun flavored popsicles to your party!

I would also love to know your favorite DIY popsicles. You can write about it in the comments below.