Egg-celent ways to celebrate Easter
Easter is usually seen as a great excuse to eat heaps of bunny-
and egg-shaped chocolate, but your children don't have to get a
sugar-high to enjoy this special holiday! Here are some great ideas
for celebrating Easter the old-fashioned way.
For Easter egg inspiration...
An excellent resource for Easter egg-related activities is the
book Easter Eggs: 40 Fabulous Projects for the Whole
Family, by Matthew Mead (Chronicle, $29.99). This beautiful
96-page book is chock-full of egg-celent ideas for celebrating with
eggs. It includes projects that are suitable for children and
adults alike, from the charming Egg Gift Tag to Seedling Sprouter,
which teaches children how to pot herbs, flowers or vegetables in
an eggshell planter. Your children can make Strawbunnies (adorable
drinking-straw toppers made to look like bunny heads) for the
Easter dinner table, or try their hands at wrapping blown eggs in
coloured yarn to make cute Yarn Wraparounds. Candles on the Half
Shell are neat wee table decorations, and the stunning Easter
Wreath, made from blown eggs, florist's moss, and a styrofoam
wreath form, would look fabulous on your front door all year-round.
There are so many brilliant ideas, your kids will be busy all
Easter weekend -- and you may run out of eggs!