Magical Treasure Eggs are a fun craft project you can make just in time for Ostara and is perfect for the older kids.
Items you will need:
- 1 C. all-purpose flour
- ½ C. salt
- ¼ C. clean sand
- 1 C. used coffee grounds
- ¾ C. warm water
- Crystals or gemstones (heat tolerant treasures)
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Acrylic paints in your favorite colors and any other decorative items you may want to use
Mix flour, salt, sand and coffee grounds together. Gradually add the water and knead until you’ve got a thick, gritty dough. Spray the treasure item lightly with non-stick cooking spray, and place it in the center of a small scoop of dough. Shape the dough around the treasure to form an egg shape.
Bake the eggs at 350 for about 15 minutes, and allow to cool. Once they’ve cooled, they should be nice and hard, like a rock. It’s the coffee grounds and sand that help it break apart.
Paint and decorate the eggs, and allow to dry. Hide the eggs on Ostara, and let your kids crack them open to reveal the hidden crystals!
TIP: You could also give these away as gifts to friends and family…these don’t have to be just for children!