Decorating Your Apartment for Easter

Easter is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about fun, cost-friendly activities for the kids in your life! At MoveForFree.com, we know that adults aren’t the only tenants in apartment communities. Just because your apartment may be temporary, it doesn’t have to be any less of a home. That being said – here’s a list of great, apartment-friendly activities to get kids in the Easter spirit.

Egg Decorating

Dying hard-boiled eggs is an inexpensive Easter tradition that you can easily make happen in your own apartment. You’ll need the standard supplies: Hard-boiled eggs, an egg dye or food coloring kit and your imagination! Simply dip the cooled, hard-boiled eggs into the colors you have selected for your egg designs. (Bonus: Egg dye kits generally come with a special spoon for egg dipping.)

Instead of sticking to a single color, try fun designs and materials. Stripes, faces, stickers and glitter are just the beginning. The more creative kids can be with their eggs, the better! We love this “recipe” for marbled eggs.

1. Fully submerge your egg in a mixture of:

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 10-20 drops of desired food coloring

2. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes.

3. Remove the eggs and let them dry on a paper towel or a cooling rack with a paper towel or pan underneath to catch any drips.

4. While the egg dries, create a shallow (no more than 1 inch deep) mixture of:

  • 1-2 cups warm water
  • Food coloring for the marble color
  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil

5. Stir the mixture to create oily swirls.

6. Dip and roll the whole surface of the dry egg into the oily mixture.

7. Set on rack and let it dry. The marble color will darken as the egg dries.

Bunny Cookies

For an activity that combines Easter decorations and tasty treats, grab a sheet or two or sugar cookie dough and a bunny shaped cookie cutter. You and your little ones can use frosting, sprinkles and decorating gels to bring the Easter bunny to life! M&Ms make great eyes and shredded coconut can bring your bunny cookies’ soft fur to life! Again, the more creative you get, the better!

Lent Calendar

For arts and crafts, the countdown to Easter can come alive with this Lent Calendar by Catholic Icing. Kids can decorate this board game-style calendar as they count down the 40 days to Easter. Display them on your fridge or in their room so they are reminded to update them each day. It isn’t too late to print yours out now and get started!

From all of us at Move For Free, have a happy Easter! We hope and the children in your life enjoy these fun and apartment-friendly Easter activities this year and every Easter to come!