Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter 2012 - Part Two

Original Posts: Easter 2012 Part One

Our Story:
Activity #1: String Egg
This was a complete failure.  The website tells you how to roll the balloon and wrap string around it, but does not give you the recipe for the liquid starch that they used.  At the bottom in the comments it says you have to buy it.  I thought I would look up a recipe online and use that.  Well, that didn't work AT ALL!  I have since then found a different recipe/activity on Pinterest (same idea) and I plan on doing that next Easter.  Because I think it would be a lot of fun!  But oh well, we learn from our mistakes.  Some things work and some things don't.  Whatever you do - don't mix cornstarch and water - or maybe we just didn't use enough cornstarch.

Activity #2: Family Fun Eggs
This was an activity that I made some changes to, but I liked the idea of decorating an egg with the kids.  So I cut out an oval from cardstock and each of the kids made their own egg.  My son used markers and made a beautiful rainbow any my daughter (from strips of construction paper) cut out small squares and made a collage.  It was wonderful!

Activity #3 and #4 (S'Mores and Paint Chip Eggs) we didn't do because of lack of time.  This is a busy time of year.  But we did do some egg dying with the kids.  Just regular colour on the eggs and then dye them.  And we also did some wax eggs.  First we shredded the crayons (use the big side of the shredder) and then we added boiling water to each cup.  The water melted the wax and then we dipped the eggs in and brought them up through the melted wax.  They turned out really neat, but I'm not going to lie - they were a pain to make - especially shredding the crayons.

And at the end of the day, we left out an egg and a cup of milk for the Easter Bunny (we were GOING to leave grass but old mother nature wouldn't allow us to with the 10 inches of snow we got the night before).  The next morning, the kids had fun on their indoor easter egg hunt and couldn't wait to get to Easter Supper with the family!

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, the liquid starch is found in the laundry aisle of the store. I used it before to cover a old cabinet with fabric, you can also cover walls with fabric moistened with liquid starch instead of using wallpaper-easy to remove and wash wall :). I have seen a project w/egg & string before that was dipped into white glue, it dries clear.