April 2020 archive

All-Natural Egg Decorating
DIY All-Natural Egg Decorating

Hello, I hope you are having a wonderful day! Today, I wanted to share how I decorated all-natural eggs with my kids (an eight-year-old plus a three-year-old) – the old fashioned way. I remember when I was a child, I painted hard-boiled eggs with my mom (or it may have been at school.) It was fun and cool, and it was easy!

DIY All-Natural Egg Decorating

That is how I remembered it, but the reality is…every part was challenging. First, I tried emptying the eggs. I wanted hollow eggs since I wanted to make easter eggs that we can keep. So, I tried poking a hole on the round side (not the pointed side), but my needles were too weak. (A pin would have been the best, but sadly I did not have one on hand.) I tried several different needles and used the thickest needle I had. And I finally poked a hole, however, the egg yolk and whites did not cooperate with me. I made a larger hole and shook the egg hard as I can – but no luck. After trial and error, I found that blowing into the egg with a straw worked the best. There is also a way to make two holes, one on the top and bottom, and blow all the egg yolk and whites. I preferred only to have one hole since I wanted to paint the top of the egg.

DIY All-Natural Egg Decorating

Before painting, clean the egg and let it dry very well. Spray on some alcohol to sanitize the egg. When painting the egg, use gouache or acrylic paint if you plan to paint something. Watercolors are great if you want abstract art. And make sure to keep the eggs dry while painting. If you make a mistake, use a wet cotton swab to correct your mistake, and wipe the excess moisture. Any moisture or water will ruin your art right away!

DIY All-Natural Egg Decorating

I had to re-paint several times, and my eldest daughter was going crazy since she had to re-do her eggs so many times. She decided to paint her egg all pink. My younger daughter seemed to have a lot of fun, considering that she wanted a purple egg.

During this project, my daughter accidentally dropped my brown egg and my egg has a dent at the bottom. The best part of the project is that we got to eat french toast, which was rewarding for our whole family! And follow me on my Instagram account @byasamihasegawa for more tips.

It’s April, and spring break is here! Since we are unable to travel or go out this spring, I am planning to celebrate spring in our own way. Hopefully, this will help us (and you) get in the Easter mood. Every year, we go out to a local egg hunt, but this year, I am planning to do one in our home.

Free Easter Bunny and Egg Paper Doll Printable
Free Easter Bunny and Egg Paper Doll Printable

Spring color palette is one of my favorite schemes, especially when it comes to illustrating and designing, and it always makes me feel good to create something with pastel colors and listening to Disney Jazz or Bossa Nova. For this project, I created little bunnies, eggs, and a carrot. During this challenging and unprecedented time, we need things to make us happy and positive – so, I decided to share my illustrations! Feel free to download and use them (for personal use) as wall decor, garland, and many more. And follow me on my Instagram account @byasamihasegawa for more tips.

Free Easter Bunny and Egg Paper Doll Printable

Have fun using the plain eggs or decorate the eggs with your loved ones! My daughter loves to play with patterns and she was excited that her artwork will be featured in my blog. Enjoy!


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Hello! With the “shelter-in-place” order, our family has been cooped up for more than two weeks. It feels like it’s been more than a month, and it surely does not feel like a vacation. While I am able to enjoy crafting and spending time with the kids, I have been working with them to keep on schedule and to get our tasks done. With my husband swamped with zoom meetings and my daughter joining zoom classrooms and other afterschool programs, it surely has been difficult to stay on track. So, I decided to make a schedule worksheet for the family.

Free schedule printables

Simply download the schedule printable and cut each activity and illustrations to fill in your schedule! Draw the hands on the clock, and let your kids learn telling time. I usually laminate all the worksheets so that I can reuse them. (These are only for personal use only.) And follow me on my Instagram account @byasamihasegawa for more tips and more.

Free schedule printables
Free schedule printables

My heart goes out to those, who are affected and impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Every family has its own challenges, and I truly hope that every family is able to overcome these unprecedented times. And please stay safe and well.


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