Easter is hip-hop-hopping towards us this upcoming Sunday! Unfortunately for many families like ours, a shortage of eggs could change Easter decorating traditions. Not to worry, this 5-ingredient egg-free Easter egg decorating idea is simple, colorful, and fun. Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, check out how to decorate eggs using a simple salt dough recipe.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup cooking oil
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Measure all of the ingredients, and set the wet ingredients to the side. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
Slowly stir in the water, and add the vegetable oil. Mix well until blended.
If the mixture is too soft you can add more flour. If it is too dry you can add more water or vegetable oil.
Divide the dough, and place it on separate plates. Add six drops of food coloring to each ball of dough.
Put on disposable gloves to keep your hands from being dyed. When you mix each ball of dough, you should check that the dye is mixed well throughout the dough to make sure it won’t have streaks.
Roll the dough into small egg shapes. You could place a real egg on the table to use as an example.
Rolling the dough is awesome fine motor skill practice to strengthen handwriting abilities!
Place the eggs on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 2 hours.
Remove from the oven when they have hardened, and let them cool for at least 15 minutes before using them as a decoration.
You could add more decorations with glitter, paint markers, stickers and more!