You will need
- a white wax crayon
- food dye
- white vinegar
- paper towel
These would look cute in a little bowl or you could hang them by adding some ribbon folded in half and attached by a pin to the top of the egg.
This post is part of an Easter series here on Frog Goose and Bear. School holidays started here in Victoria yesterday and I plan to do LOTS of Easter crafting so come on back for a visit for more over the coming fortnight! Just click on the pic below for lots more Easter themed crafts, recipes and activities.
Have you been getting your Easter craft on? If you’re up for sharing – I’d love to see pics of what you get up to!
In other news, this Wednesday I am lucky enough to be able to help out at The School’s Kids Holiday Club with the clever Ms Candy Sparkles and fifteen 5-12 year olds at the Abbotsford convent where we are going to make sparkly terrariums and amazing dream creatures. There are still spaces for the Tuesday and Thursday full day workshops – see here for details if you think your kids would LOVE it. I think they totally would!
4. Starting from the back, thread the twine in one hole and back through the other as this is how it will stay straight.
Usually when we eat boiled eggs for dinner (a regular easy meal at our house) the kids like to turn the egg over when they’ve finished and pretend there is a new egg to eat. The unsuspecting recipient then gets a bit of a surprise when the spoon goes right through an empty egg shell. They think it is hilarious and the joke somehow never fails to get old. However, this time I asked the kids to keep their shells intact as I had a different plan for the eggshells…
*This post was originally published on Kidspot Village Voices on 6 October 2012.
This year, here in Victoria, Easter is at the end of the school holidays which gives us a good couple of weeks of school holiday time to get into some Easter themed crafting with the kids. For the next six weeks I’m going to be posting lots of Easter craft ideas. This might also include some re-posting of a few from the FGB archives for all of my lovely new followers who might have missed them. If you have a gorgeous Easter craft to share, I’d love to include some guest posts.
What you will need:
- Compound Chocolate Melts
- Chocolate Mould Trays
2. Pour some chocolate onto the mould. Most of these moulds were from my childhood and I love the vintage look they bring but I have seen them at craft stores, Spotlight, online and even my local post office!
3. Spread the chocolate out across the tray using a spatula or butter knife.
6. Pop your chocolate mould sheets full of chocolate into the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. You’ll know they are ready when you turn it over and you can see it starting to get slightly whitish in colour through the plastic, or it sounds a little crackly. You’ll just know, believe me.
7. To release the chocolate from the mould, turn the sheet upside down and gently tap it on the table. Make sure you do this gently and close to the table as you don’t want the chocolates to break on their way down. If they don’t come out easily, just pop it back in the freezer for a bit as they may not be set enough.
P.S. A huge thanks to Andrea who gave me all the wonderful tips to make these last week!!