Easter Egg Trees Past

Easter 2010
 In 2010, we made an Easter egg tree.  We took a branch that had fallen outside and stuck it in an old applesauce jar filled with sand.  Then we hollowed out a bunch of eggs, dyed them, and hung them from the tree using matchsticks and string.

The following year, we brought out the same "tree," but we were too lazy to blow too many eggs.  We did a few, then decorated the tree with ribbon and a few origami cranes we made at an origami-themed storytime. (And yes, these pictures are awful.  I took them for myself.  I didn't have a blog in 2011!)




Last year, we didn't do much crafting or decorating for Easter.  I made a wreath, which we are using again this year.  We went to Washington, D.C. last year, to visit the girls' uncles.  It was a pretty grand way to spend Easter!  I never even dyed eggs.  The uncles dyed eggs with the girls on Easter Eve, while Mr. B and I went to the Kennedy Center to see the New York City Ballet.  (Poor me... hee hee hee.)  

Today, I'm letting a dozen medium-sized eggs warm to room temperature.  As soon as Big Sis gets home from school, we have eggs to blow!  We have a new "tree" - long branches we gathered yesterday on our walk outside the school.  I've sprayed the branches with glitter spray, planted them in a new vase filled with Easter grass, and all we have to do is blow and dye some eggs.  


Comments

  1. Awesome! Thats going to look perfect!!! what a fun tradition. If my oldest saw this he would demand we do it RIGHT AWAY. I'll be sure he never sees it. ;) (too tired)

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    1. I'm feeling a bit tired myself, but I need something springlike and colorful around here. I hate the yucky mud brown around here. Even my family room is brown. Ugh.

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  2. LOVE your egg tree!!!! Love the idea of spraying glitter paint on the branches. look at you guys blowing eggs out! I'm too scared to try.

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    1. I bought the glitter spray paint for a project Little Sis asked me to make, then thought, why not? I didn't coat the branches, though. I only sprayed it enough to make it sparkly to match the eggs.

      Blowing eggs is easy. I first did it in my kindergarten class! The second time I ever did it was three years ago. The key is to let the eggs warm up and to make the holes big enough. (I use a straight pin to start the hole, then something bigger, like a knitting needle or chopstick, to enlarge the hole.) Hard boiling them is great, but they either get cracked and eaten or thrown away. These last a lot longer, and I'm feeling ambitious enough this year. I think.

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    1. Hello, Ting! Happy Easter to you, too. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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