“May your Easter be as colorful as the eggs you find in your basket” - Unknown
After a long, cold winter, I am always happy to start seeing the signs of spring. For me, Easter is one of those signs.
Oliver and morgan painting eggs
Oliver painting eggs
Recently, the kids and I pulled out our Easter decorations which includes an Easter basket that my Gramie made for me many years ago. We decided to paint paper mache eggs to fill the basket. Before the kids got started, I painted each of the eggs completely white to make it a little easier for the kids to paint. Once the white paint dried, I set the kids loose with paint brushes and paint to let them create their masterpieces.
Another project I love to create with kids is a bunny using their hands, feet and faces. What I love the most about this project is that it is creating a lasting memory of the kids at this age in their lives. I let the kids choose their own colors for the ears and feet to help make the project more of their own. Using their paint choices, we paint their feet and hands to make the bunny’s feet and ears. While the paint dries, we cut an oval and circle out of construction paper to make the bunny’s body and head. I also printed photos of Oliver and Morgan’s faces, and we set to work putting our bunnies together. (You could also surrounded the picture and the bunny bodies with cotton balls for added bunny features.) We can’t wait to use these bunnies to decorate our home for years to come.
In the end, the kids created beautiful eggs and adorable bunnies that will last a lifetime, and each year when I pull them out with my Easter decorations, I will be reminded of the day we created them.
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Rainbows and Mud
Rainbows and Mud
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