The Day Before Easter Morning
Seeing that it was Easter and we’re learning all about it, I decided we would try our hands at dyeing a few eggs. After surfing the net, I came up with the general idea of mixing a glass of water with about 5 drops of food colouring and a teaspoon of vinegar. This supposedly gives you normal dyed eggs. Adding a bit of oil apparently gives a marbled effect on the egg. We tried this process with half a dozen eggs, after we emptied them of their innards (which in itself was a fun experience … no accidents or big mess thankfully). For some reason, we found that the red was the most effective colour and gave the best results.
This is the product of our afternoon … We learnt about mixing colours and their meaning, what the oil does to the whole process, and how to make sure the colouring didn’t get on anything besides the egg lol. Oh, and our best results came from dumping the colouring directly onto the egg and leaving it for a few minutes. I still want us to do more to the eggs as they feel a little unfinished … Maybe decorate them and hang them for Christmas.
I went to bed at about 2 am after making clues for Amy’s Easter Egg Hunt (took a little longer than I thought). Found the idea at the Happy Home Fairy. Hid the eggs just before 2 am and crawled to bed …
Amy absolutely LOVED the Easter Egg Hunt!!! The excitement at 5:30 on Easter Morning must have been heard by the whole street! I had her running up and down the house … brushing her teeth … and giving her granny some love (changed some of the wording to suit).
The Easter Bunny was also overly generous this year … bad Bunny! Far too much sugar for a little girl!
We made little Easter goodie bags too, with varying ingredients according to everybody’s dietary requirements (which is a lot more complicated than you would think in my family). In the perfect goodie bag there were little easter eggs, jelly beans and we discussed the meaning of the colours (Jelly Bean Prayer), some pretzels and a little chick or bunny marshmallow.
Oh, and we finished our Easter lapbook today … YAY!!!
I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! Til next time … XoXo