I have been working really hard to be a “fun” mom when it comes to holidays and putting my anxiety/type A personality aside and letting King do crafts and such. This is something that doesn’t come easily to me and I have to keep telling myself that it will be fine, he is having fun, and that we are creating memories. This Easter I decided to make some beautiful modern simplistic Easter eggs and thought I would let my littles be involved (King more so than Lettie). I wanted these eggs to be something beautiful that could be put out in my home but still a craft that I could make with my littles.
When I recently went to the conference in California I was able to chat with a paint company called Jolie Home. I was actually honored to be invited to their sponsor dinner where I was able to learn more about their paints. I’ll be completely honest, initially I was thinking “this is just another paint brand…what could be so great about it compared to others”. Well…I was completely wrong. This paint is like unicorn paint. It is non-toxic and doesn’t smell! YOU READ THAT RIGHT! You can literally paint any room in your house, furniture, etc. without the fumes. I wanted to give it a good test and see if it really was what they were saying and I couldn’t even smell it painting these eggs with King.
We did a bunch of sample paints so we could do a bunch of different colors and had a blast (as I sang out loud “It’s going to be fine, it’s all going to be fine” while Zach laughed in the background with his chill and mellow personality. I painted some solids, stripes on others, and then let them dry all while King was having a total hay day doing his own thing on his eggs.
After we let the paint dry we put some gilding wax on them to give them a pretty metallic stripe or look to them. This was when I knew these eggs were stunning. I love that I know that they are going to last through my kids playing with them, that they look beautiful in my home, and that I can look at them and know that we created memories making them together.
If you aren’t a crafting type of mama like me, I challenge you to try something with your littles for holidays even if you need to keep singing out loud to yourself that is going to be fine like I did.