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Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs So They Have Fun Too

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I adore my darling Papillon dog Jack, so I know how dog moms love to make their fluffy babies a part of their celebrations. Here’s how to have fun with your dog this Easter.

An Easter Egg Hunt That Supports a Worthy Cause

national service dogs logoNational Service Dogs trains service dogs for Autism and PTSD. Every Good Friday they have an Easter Egg Hunt for dogs as a fund raiser for their organization in 8 Canadian cities: Brampton, Calgary, Guelph, Kitchener, London, Oakville, St. Catharines, and Windsor.

Cost is $25 per family and they encourage pledge forms as well. Visit their website for more information.

Don’t live near those cities? Here’s how to have an Easter Egg Hunt at home.

When you hide your eggs for kids you can’t get all that creative because if they can’t find them easily, kids get frustrated. Not so with dogs. They’ll find their eggs using their sense of smell so you can have loads of fun hiding your eggs. The harder it is for them to find the egg, the more excited they get.

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I hope you and your fluffy baby have a fantastic Easter season!

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Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs So Dog Moms Can Have Fun Too

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I adore my darling Papillon dog Jack, so I know how dog moms love to make their fluffy babies a part of their celebrations. Here’s how to have fun with your dog this Easter.

An Easter Egg Hunt That Supports a Worthy Cause

national service dogs logoNational Service Dogs trains service dogs for Autism and PTSD. Every Good Friday they have an Easter Egg Hunt for dogs as a fund raiser for their organization in 8 Canadian cities: Brampton, Calgary, Guelph, Kitchener, London, Oakville, St. Catharines, and Windsor.

Cost is $25 per family and they encourage pledge forms as well. Visit their website for more information.

Don’t live near those cities? Here’s how to have an Easter Egg Hunt at home.

When you hide your eggs for kids you can’t get all that creative because if they can’t find them easily, kids get frustrated. Not so with dogs. They’ll find their eggs using their sense of smell so you can have loads of fun hiding your eggs. The harder it is for them to find the egg, the more excited they get.

how to have an easter egg hunt for dogs

Want More?

Kids get other toys for Easter, so maybe you’d like to give your baby a cute plushie doy toy as an Easter gift too. Here’s a couple of suggestions.

zanies giggling carrot dog toyThis fun 9″ Carrot Dog Toy features a goofy expression and makes an entertaining giggling noise when shaken or squeezed.

Specially designed giggle box inside emits sound without requiring batteries.

$10.99 from 1800PetSupplies.

Grriggles FUNdamentals Tennis Tail Dog Toy BunnyThis 14″ Dog Toy Bunny has a plush head, a tennis ball body, and a nylon and plush tail.

Squeaker inside for added fun.

$7.99 from 1800PetSupplies.

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Jumbo Inflatable Easter Bunny Friend for Your Kids Makes Them Ecstatic

Whether you want to add to the excitement of waiting for the Easter Bunny’s arrival or want to super-surprise them on Easter morning with an inflatable Easter Bunny to greet them, Designed2Bsweet has 2 choices – which is perfect if you have two kids.

Two different jumbo Inflatable Easter Bunny friends for your kids. Add to the excitement of waiting for the Easter or surprise them on Easter morning. 1

This Jumbo Inflatable Easter Bunny measures 71 inches when inflated. (Sold deflated.) Price: $18.50

If you have a boy you probably don’t need me to remind you that this huge rabbit will be use as a punching bag and wrestling buddy – which your little man will love.


 

Two different jumbo Inflatable Easter Bunny friends for your kids. Add to the excitement of waiting for the Easter or surprise them on Easter morning. 2sitting inflatable easter bunny

This Vinyl Inflatable Easter Bunny measures 62″ when inflated. (Sold deflated.) Price: $18.00

This is a sweet rabbit for girls because it can sit for an Easter tea party or to watch TV beside her.

*Please note that the links on this page are affiliate links and we will receive a small payment from Designed2Bsweet if you make a purchase – for which we thank you. Prices are quoted as of the day we wrote this article and are subject to change.

Land of Nod Easter Party Kit Brings the Joy of the Easter Bunny Home

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Easter Party Basic Kit

Includes 20 Plates, 20 Napkins, 12 Cups, Paper Tablecloth and Cupcake Kit (Includes Liners & Toppers for 24 Cupcakes) Price: $37.00

Easter Party Deluxe Kit

Includes 20 Plates, 20 Napkins, 12 Cups, Paper Tablecloth, 2 Easter Baskets, Garland, Cupcake Stand and Cupcake Kit (Includes Liners & Toppers for 24 Cupcakes) Price: $74.00

Buy Items Individually

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Easter Party Garland

Garland features kraft paper letters that spell out the phrase Happy Easter – Garland also includes 16 patterned bunnies, 28 patterned eggs, 24 patterned diamonds, 24 patterned flowers and 27 patterned paper chain strips with 20 feet of natural string Price: $12.95

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Easter Bunny Dress Up Kit

Easter Bunny Dress Up Kit includes enough materials to make 2 dress-up bunnies – Includes ears, noses, pompom tails, bow ties with ribbons, elastic and instructions. Price: $9.95

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Easter Egg Hunt Kit

Easter egg hunt kit includes 1 Egg Hunt This Way sign and 10 rabbit and carrot pointers with various sayings, with white plastic stakes. Price: $17.50

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Easter Egg Decorating Kit

Easter egg decorating kit includes enough pipe cleaners, pompoms, googly eyes, feathers, paper and pop-out pieces to decorate up to 6 Easter eggs. Price: $9.95

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Set of 12 Easter Bunny Party Cups

Set of 12 yellow and white stripe paper cups with white bunny ear sleeves Price: $5.95

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Set of 20 Easter Party Plates

Scallop-edged plates are illustrated with a colorful bunny holding an egg basket. Price: $5.00

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Set of 20 Easter Party Napkins

Set of 20 napkins feature the phrase Let’s go on an egg hunt – Napkins are illustrated with colorful chicks, bunnies, eggs and flowers. Price: $5.00

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Set of 2 Easter Party Egg Baskets

Set of 2 cardboard chicken-shaped Easter egg baskets – They also make great table centerpieces. Price: $9.00

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Easter Party Cupcake Kit

Includes Liners and Toppers to Decorate 24 Cupcakes Price: $12.95

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Easter Party Bunny Cupcake Stand

Bunny cupcake stand is the perfect way to display cupcakes and party treats – Stand features a ring of colorful bunnies holding hands. Price: $14.95

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Easter Party Paper Stripe Tablecloth

Yellow and white striped paper tablecloth. Price: $9.00

Girls Easter Shirts So Adorable They Can Wear Them With an Easter Pettiskirt

If Easter is special to your family a cute Easter shirt is a great way for your daughter to share her excitement about the holiday and look oh-so-cute in a girls Easter shirt and jeans.

 
If your daughter has an eclectic style, she might even prefer to pair a pretty Easter shirt with a tutu and leggings, which makes a wonderful alternative to the traditional Sunday best Easter dress (especially for the little girl who is still at the lay-on-floor-with-my-feet-in-the-air stage.)

Our Girl’s Easter Shirts

 
Click on your favorite design to see all the shirt styles and sizes available in our Playtime and Party Shoppe.
 

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Personalized Easter Shirt for Girls

This cute little girl is ready for the Easter egg hunt! Dressed in an Easter bonnet and dress and posing with her bunny rabbit, spring flowers and Easter egg basket the girl on this shirt will make your daughter look cute as a button too.
 
 
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I Love Easter Girl’s Shirt

Oh-so-cute girl in her Easter apparel tells the world about your daughter’s love for Easter too on these shirts, onesies, cards and gifts.

 
 
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Personalized Easter Tree Shirt

Very colorful Easter Egg tree adorns Easter clothing, cards and gifts that can be personalized with your name or customized with your favorite saying. Shirt sizes for girls of all ages!
 
 

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Retro Easter Shirt for Girls

Retro style design of a little girl in her Easter bonnet with a basket of Easter Eggs. Lots of nostalgia and Easter joy!
 
 
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Girls Personalized Easter Bunny Shirt

Cute little girl bunny is stopping to smell the spring flowers in this personalized shirt for girls. Personalize with your daughter’s name or customize it with her favorite Easter or spring saying.
 
 
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Big Sister Shirt for Easter

Big sister sitting with tulips, Easter egg and bee hive.
 
 
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Little Sister Shirt for Easter

Big sister sitting with tulip and Easter egg.

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Is your daughter at that stage where she loves to wear tutus? Or is she a jeans-and-tee-shirt kind of girl? Tell us in the comments.

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Decorated Easter Eggs the Traditional Way With an Easy Clean Up

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At this time of year every store will have an Easter egg decorating kit, but these kits don’t always make it easier.

In fact decorated Easter eggs can be a messy ordeal that makes moms wonder why they bothered when floor tiles, counters, kids clothes and tables are covered with dye and paint. Here’s how to keep it simple so it’s actually a fun time together because let’s face it – if momma don’t like it, ain’t nobody going to do it again.

How to Hard Boil the Eggs

how to boil eggs for decorated easter eggsThis may seem to be easy but I know from experience that if you don’t boil the eggs properly they crack and you can’t decorate them, or if they’re too soft they breaks – and again you can’t decorate them.

One year we went thru all our eggs and had to call my husband to bring home more after work, which didn’t go over well with the kids when they were all geared up in their artist aprons and everything!

Here’s how to hard boil the perfect egg for decorating.

  1. Place the eggs in one layer in a saucepan. Do not pile them on top of one another – either use a larger saucepan or do two lots.
  2. Pour cold water into the saucepan until it is about an inch over the eggs.
  3. Put the pan on the stove at medium until it comes to a boil. Immediately turn the heat down to low because movement of the eggs in the pan will cause them to bump against each other and crack.
  4. Simmer on low for 12 minutes. Keep an eye on your eggs: if they boil too long they will crack open.
  5. When done, scoop out with a slotted spoon.
  6. The eggs must be completely cooled before decorating. It’s not a good idea to hold them under cold water to cool them – if they cool too fast they crack. The best idea is to move on to the next step of preparing the dye while waiting for the eggs cool.

Prepare Stands to Dry the Eggs

Never EVER put the colored eggs inside the egg carton to dry. They will stick to the sides and you’ll never get them out again! (If this does happen, leave them inside, paint the egg carton and make a nice table centerpiece with basket straw around them and cute little chenille chicks.)

If you’re using an Easter egg decorating kit they usually come with stands that you’ll have to put together or perferated holes that you punch out of the back of the box – or you can cut 1″ tall rings from paper towel rolls.

Prepare the Kids & Craft Area

twins decorating eggsIf your kids have plastic artist aprons, wonderful! If not, cut arm holes and a head hole in a kitchen garbage bag to protect their clothing.

If you have an old plastic table cloth that you can dispose of when you’re done, use this in the craft area. If not, cut open green garbage bags as table cloths.

*My Tip:* I always keep cheap plastic table cloths from the dollar store on hand for messy jobs.

If at all possible, decorate your Easter eggs outdoors. Spills on the lawn just decorate the grass for the Easter Bunny!

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The "princesses" 5 year old twins Elizabeth and Victoria and 2 year old sister Georgia painting Easter Eggs.

Prepare the Dye

Decide on how many colors you’d like to use, and set out an 8 oz plastic disposible cup for each color. If you set the cups inside a muffin tin they are less apt to spill when the children use them.

Fill each cup about 2/3 full of warm water (keep in mind that the eggs will displace some water when put in the cup). Stir in a few drops of food coloring until you get the shade that you prefer. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each cup.

Color the Eggs

Give each child a metal spoon and an egg. They dunk the egg into the color that they like and to leave it in the cup for 3 minutes.

If you have an egg timer that you can set to ring after 3 minutes it helps them to be patient and not to ask “now?” every 15 seconds A ticking timer is a better idea than the sand timer – kids want pick it up to look at it which makes a sand timer take longer. . .

Take the egg out of the dye with the metal spoon and set it on a stand to dry while you dye another egg.

Decorate the Colored Eggs

decorated easter eggsOnce the dyed eggs are dry, you’re ready to add a more personal touch.

Depending on the age of your children, they can

  • paint with brushes
  • put stickers on
  • use markers
  • glitter glue pen adds a festive sparkle without finding glitter in the cracks for months

I don’t recommend using crayons. Kids tend to push harder to make a mark and can crack the egg.

Spit-spot Clean Up

When all your eggs are decorated and put in their baskets, pour out the dye that’s left, rescue your muffin tin and put the cups in the middle of the craft area. Pull the plastic bags off the kids and throw them in the middle too, and then fold up the garbage bag tablecloth with all the refuse on top and toss it in the trash.

If you had to decorate indoors and find some stains on your counter or non-wood table, have no fear – just make a paste by adding drops of water to a tablespoon or two of baking soda and set it on the stain. In a few minutes you’ll see that it has magically disappeared when you wipe it off.

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I hope these tips save you the trial-and-error process that I went through with my kids. It’s so disappointing to them when they’re geared up for fun and the eggs don’t turn out or any of the other 241 things that can go wrong – and its exasperating to mom to have half the house dyed Easter colors for months.

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