Egg Tree 2013
Today is Good Friday, if you swing that way. And if you don't, it's still Friday, so yay! Weekend, happy, yeah!
So we finished our Egg Tree. We blew out the innards of a dozen little eggs, dyed them by using a not-so-great (not PAAS) glitter dye kit, decorated some with washi tape, tied lengths of thread around teeny-tiny matches, stuck the matches through the holes in the eggs, and tied them to our "tree."
|Mr. B left a bowl of screws sitting out. I borrowed one.|
|We had Chinese take-out the other night. A pair of chopsticks was still on the table. I used one|
to enlarge the hole on the wider end of the egg and to break the yolk.
|We rinsed the eggs in a big bowl of water, then let them lounge while we blew some more.|
|And they huffed, and they puffed...|
|Colors, colors, colors.|
And then finally, voila! We have ourselves some Easter decor. Not enough, mind you. I am desperate for some light and color in my home at the moment. But this is a wonderful start!
And we have our books! I need some classic Easter stories. We own The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown (illust. by Leondard Weisgard), Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells, some board books about the biblical Easter story, and some famous character titles like Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter. I'm shocked by the books we don't own, though. This year, we checked out three old classic favorites and one nonfiction book about Easter around the world. (Egg trees in Germany! Witches in Sweden!) There is an old Lois Lenski Easter title that's still out, and of course, it's the book I'm most eager to see. It's due back on Saturday. I'm not holding my breath...
|Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry (Harper Brothers, 1942! This is an old copy!); The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward, illustrated by Marjorie Flack (Houghton Mifflin, 1939), The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhouse (Simon & Schuster, 1950); Easter Around the World by Shannon Knudsen, illustrated by David Erickson (Millbrook Press, 2005).|
(I think the Easter Bunny might be delivering a paperback copy of The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes this Sunday. We might have crossed wires on that one.)
So a happy weekend to all! If you celebrate Easter this Sunday, may it be a beautiful one! If you celebrate something else, happy celebrations! And if it's just another weekend, I hope it's filled with family and books.