Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photo of the Day March 29th

After hosting a Coffee Drop-in session for parents this morning at the school, I decided it was high time to do some Easter decorating and crafts around the house. I recently saw an online article about things to do with eggs outside the normal yearly egg-dying ritual, and that inspired the making of our little friends above. They're traditional hard boiled eggs covered in a kid-friendly paper mache of watered-down white school glue and coloured tissue paper. On our little red egg Sophie added black dots and a face-plate with a sharpie marker to help turn it into a lady bug, and we added googly eyes and made him a pair of antenna from a piece of pipe cleaner to complete the look. The purple bird got more in the accessory department, as we made layered tissue paper wings, construction paper beak and feet, a feathered tail, and the all-important googly eyes as well. Now that they've been made, we're storing them in the fridge so they don't get too "fragrant" between now and Easter... it's made opening the fridge door to get something out much more fun, as we have these two little friends helping us find what we need!

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