Saturday, April 11, 2009

Glitter eggs

Well we made them, and I would make them again, but not with the kids. I blew out the eggs, which of course made them more fragile and difficult for the kids to work with with. Katie was getting frustrated that her egg was not getting glitter all over it. Ian kept asking "when do we get to eat the eggs?" "Well, you don't get to eat these honey, because this is just the shell." I ended up hard boiling a bunch of eggs in the evening, and made deviled eggs for the kids. Oh well, you live and learn. I don't think they really minded. It was such a beautiful day! They had so much fun playing outside and on the front porch.

I really did like they way the eggs turned out. A couple of weeks ago I took the kid's to the craft store to pick out glitter. They didn't have too many colors in the regular glitter They picked out red, sliver, and gold. Martha Stewart's line had probably 15 different colors to choose from and they picked out a dark pink and a purple. For this type of project Martha's glitter works much better. It is very fine like sand, and gave the egg a more even coat. Mind you this glitter is at least twice as expensive. I think it was worth it though. I plan on saving these eggs. These is really an inexpensive way to decorate for spring. Especially when eggs are on sale. I think I might trying painting some in some light shades (pink, blue, tan). I didn't have an easy time blowing out the eggs. I even used a nasal aspriator. Brian asked why I just didn't blow them out. Yuck! I think I would get sick from the smell.

I gotta run Mr. Ian is insisting I read him "Olivia and the Missing Toy."
Holy Week
"As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathes named Joseph who had himslef become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away . Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb. The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. "Sir," they said, we remember that while he was still alive that deciver said, 'After three days I will rise again.' So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the boday and tell the people that has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first." "Take a guard," Pilate answered, "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how, " So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard." Matthew 27: 57-66



Anonymous said...

So pretty!

Vivi said...

Love those! What a great idea and you can decorate with them too. I always love two-for-one's!

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