Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Preparing for Easter



Today we had fun bringing out the box of Easter decorations. It was fun remembering all of the special trinkets and where they came from. This vintage paper egg from Germany was a treasured thrift store find one year.



Last year's painted eggs


Here are some of my sketched eggs from last year. I borrowed images from Tasha Tudor's A Tale for Easter for inspiration. The duckling didn't survive the frenzy of unpacking the goods, poor thing.


A favorite Easter puzzle

a little wooly chick that I made years ago



I brought three dozen blown eggs into Vivi's classroom today, ready to decorate. The little egg blower tool is indispensable! I used a package of silver bead caps, tied on a silver embroidery floss, then hot glued the cap to the egg. This worked wonderfully for hanging the eggs. I brought Patricia Polacco's book Rechenka's Eggs to share with the children. What a beautiful story. Then the kids painted their own eggs. It was such fun to watch them make their special creations.















with gratitude for painted eggs and happy, creative children

8 comments:

amettee said...

Emily, the painted eggs you did with the kindergartners are so amazing. Declan was very proud and we hung them over our kitchen table as a beautiful easter decoration. We also LOVE the wool butterfly. thank you so much for all you do with our kids! Anne

Linda said...

Wow! Your Easter decorations are wonderful!!! I love your sketched eggs! Have a wonderful Easter weekend

Tan Family said...

I love all of your Easter eggs...what a talented family! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas.

Erin said...

Very pretty! Our family plans on decorating eggs tonight. Your post offered me lots of inspiration and good ideas. Nice post ...
Peace.

Jane said...

What beautiful photos,I really liked the eggs you sketched on what a neat idea. All the eggs where really lovely. Im going to have to get an egg blower kit! Thanks for sharing

Leilani said...

These are stunning! Thank you for sharing them, I am blown away by the talent!

dottyspots said...

Have a wonderful Easter :)

christine ~ ourdayourjourney said...

such lovely eggs and decorations for easter. i ordered rechenka's eggs and wanted to thank you so much for sharing.