Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Stuff

It's Friday and my mind's still at the beach, so here's some random Easter thoughts for ya.

Hand Painted Eggs
Buy your eggs in the styrofoam egg cartons. Save the cartons. In the cartons pour a different color of food coloring into each egg cup. With cotton balls , Q-Tips and pieces of sponge have the children decorate each egg. Then set them aside to dry. You will end up with unique Easter Eggs.
Here is a picture of some eggs I've been working on for this year.

Ha! Gotcha, didn't I? Can you imagine painting eggs like this? Mine look more like this.
And are usually not quite done because, after 22 years of marriage, I still haven't mastered the art of boiling an egg.

The Easter Bunny Legend
The Easter Bunny Legend is said to have originated in Germany. Since rabbits are famous for their reproductive abilities, they have become symbols of fertility and thus associated with Spring and Easter. German children are told the eggs they hunt at Easter are laid by the Easter Bunny himself. In America he is depicted walking upright and carrying a basket with the eggs in it.
Seems a little farfetched even for little kids, but whatever. We tell them the Easter Bunny came and they believe it. When my kids were little, they'd even tell me what they wanted the Easter Bunny to bring them as if he were Santa's cousin or something.
Okay, gotta run.
Till tomorrow. Happy Good Friday everyone.

9 comments:

Cindy Lou said...

My kids still tell me what they want the Easter Bunny to bring!!! I love easter...I love to watch the little ones hunt the eggs that are just scattered out in the yard and for the fun of being with family and friends!!! Lots of love!!!

suzanne said...

I know! I have to remind my kids that you don't get the loot you get at Christmas (which seems like yesterday, btw).
I have a hard time keeping a straight face talking about the Easter Bunny. I mean seriously, a bunny hops into your house and leaves candy.. a do what?
I don't even try with Eli or we'll be in deep discussion for hours.
Have a great depo. Getting back in the groove is such sweet sorrow :0)

barbo said...

PERFECT EGG JULIA CHILDS WAY PUT EGGS IN POT COVER WITH WATER BRING TO FULL BOIL CUT POT OFF LET SET 17 MINUTES PERFECT EGG LOVE YOU

Happy To Be said...

Loved your egg story girl!! May you have a Blessed Easter...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Joyce said...

that was funny... i was thinking how could you do that with a sponge? duh!!! got me! lol I was thinking maybe the sponge had patterns? I was really thinking you were quite talented! haha! I am soooo not crafty! I owe you!

Theresa said...

Girl, you had me with those hand-painted eggs! I thought you had been working since you got home:) Love you and have a great day!

REGINA said...

YOU GOT ME TOO! I THOUGHT WOW SHE JUST GOT HOME FROM THE BEACH AND GOT EASTER EGGS LIKE THAT.I ALSO THOUGHT HOW IN THE WORLD DID SHE DO THEM EGGS LIKE THAT.THAT WAS A GOOD ONE.MAMA TOLD ME A WAY TO DO EGGS AND IT'S ALWAYS WORKED FOR ME. BOIL EGGS FOR 5 MIN. TURN THEM OFF AND LET THEM COOL ALL THE WAY AND YOU'LL HAVE A GOOD EGG. HAVE A GOOD DAY!

midlifeslices said...

Yep, you "got" me. I was saying...Holy Crap that girl is talented! LOL

My boiled eggs always cracked so apparently I never mastered that art either.

happy Easter!

Jill said...

Those are some killer eggs! I promise mine don't look nearly as good! LOL!
Happy EASTER!