I know that Easter is still a month away, but when I get a fun idea I think about it until it gets done. I am very excited to hide Easter eggs for my son and his cousins this Easter. Maybe its a new parent thing. Last Easter my son was 5 months old and so we did no Easter egg hunt. This year he will be the perfect age to go looking for Eggs in my mother and father in law’s acreage.
If you read this blog regularly, then you might know that there are certain members of my extended family follow a gluten-free diet. I thought it would just be easier for everyone if the eggs in our Easter egg hunt contained puzzle pieces instead of candy.
The kids will get treats in their Easter basket and will have a wonderful Easter dinner. More candy in Easter eggs just seems like it is too over the top. Besides, do you know who eats the candy in those eggs? ME! and I don’t
want need it !
I love the idea of the kids all looking for Easter eggs, then working together to put a puzzle together to get a special Easter message! I told my sister-in-law that I would take care of the Easter Egg hunt. I have never done one before and I don’t have my hands full quite like she does. I have one 16 month old. She has an 11-year-old, a 9-year-old a 7-year-old, a 5-year-old an almost 3-year-old and a 7 week old.
It is really hard to find bigger blank puzzles at craft stores. I mean it’s REALLY hard! The blank puzzles that are available in craft stores don’t have more than 12 pieces. I spray painted a puzzle I already had with matte white spray paint and let it dry overnight.
This puzzle has 100 pieces. plenty of eggs for 6 kids to find.
I painted the puzzle with acrylic paints. I wanted the puzzle to be religious and Easter themed. I wanted to personalize it by writing all the kids names on it. I chose this particular bible verse because its light-hearted and is appropriate to have all the kids names under it. I did my best to get a bit of color on each puzzle piece. I don’t want it to be too hard for the kids to solve.
I placed 1-2 puzzle pieces in each Easter egg.
I hope that the kids like this enough that they don’t miss the extra candy!
You should make your Easter puzzle the way your family would prefer it. My family is religious. When celebrating a religious holiday, I like to celebrate the real meaning. Not just fictional characters. You may feel that making an Easter Bunny Puzzle will work better for you. Now that I have figured out how to successfully make blank puzzles, I am going to have to use this idea more often. ( Birthday Cards Etc)