With Easter just around the corner, this edition of Kid Lit is devoted to books about those cute cotton-tailed creatures – bunnies.
Well, luckily for this craft you don’t have solve that problem; you just have to make a fun decoration for Easter!
Last year for an Easter craft – the kidlets and I dyed eggs using onion skins and used tiny botanicasl to decorate them with for a natural, eco-friendly holiday (click here to see that craft).
The year before that we made a wacky looking Easter bunny and chick garland (click here to see that one). So this year I wanted to find something fun and easy for the kidlets to make to add to our growing collection of handmade Easter decorations.Continue reading ⇒
For most of my childhood coloring eggs, wearing fancy hats and chocolate bunnies were an integral part to my family’s annual celebration of Easter. I’ve been carrying on the tradition with my own kidlets, but I’ve officially had it with those Easter egg coloring/dye kits. They’re so messy and my eggs never turn out as vibrant, fancy or pretty as the ones featured on the kit’s packaging.
So when I read in our church bulletin a few weeks back that a woman from our parish was going to host a workshop demonstrating how to dye eggs with onion skins, I was intrigued. I had never heard of this technique before, but from what I could find out it looks like its roots are in the Greek culture. As you seem, the results are beautiful and unique looking Easter eggs!
Today I’m lucky to have another entry from The Hubs aka @DadandMarried. The Hubs is a kid at heart and he loves doing hands-on activities with our kiddies. So when the Hide ‘em & Hatch ‘em Eggs showed up in our mailbox he immediately asked me if he could be the one to review them. As my blog title says, I am the “Harried Mom” so anything to help this gal out, who am I to argue!!!
Which came first-the chicken or the egg? It’s a question that’s vexed mankind for centuries, but luckily for my five and three-year olds, they couldn’t care less – it’s all just part of the pageantry of Easter!
For the past two weeks, I’ve totally earned my moniker of “The Harried Mom!” It’s been a busy time on both the home and work fronts. Luckily, the chaos is slated to end (somewhat) later this week.
First and foremost is family stuff, of course! The Hubs and I are starting to prepare our son, and ourselves, to transition from pre-school to kindergarten. We’re very lucky that our school system offers a full-day program, because many other systems in our area do not. Our district initiated their program 28 years ago and it’s still going strong. Our very first step in this journey was to pre-register our son back in January. Yes, I said pre-register. You can read all about that HERE. Then came orientation night a couple of weeks back, held in the gymnasium of our town’s intermediate school. It had definitely been a long time since I’d been in an elementary school gym, but amazingly it all came back to me — parquet floors with enough shellac gooped on top that my non-regulation shoes left scuff marks all the way to our seats! The gym had a stage area for choral concerts, school plays and graduation ceremonies, and it was decorated with both an American and school flag that probably both have been there since the place originally opened. It looked kind of small to me, but of course if you were the size of a kindergartener, the place would look pretty enormous.