Easter Crafting :: 2013 :: Jennifer K Photography

This year, we decided to give our daughter her Easter basket on Saturday morning since Sunday would be so busy.  Rather than give her a bunch of candy, I thought she’d really like this veggie garden I saw on the Modern Parents Messy Kids website.  I’m always looking for activities to exercise her incredible imagination and keep her busy.  This Veggie-Garden-Easter-Basket didn’t disappoint.  Since receiving it, she’s already spent many hours playing with it.  It’s a win-win for both of us.  Once the novelty of a garden wears off, I thought I’d get her some little cars and dump trucks and turn it into something like this.

Leading up to Easter, we put together the bunny tree shown in the middle photo.  I got the idea from Design Mom’s Salt Dough Eggs.  I didn’t have an egg cookie cutter, so I convinced myself to make do with what we have and use our bunny cookie cutters.  My daughter and I had fun putting the whole thing together one morning while her baby brother napped.  It was a great mommy-daughter activity and we may just apply this idea to other holidays.  A heart tree for Valentine’s Day?  Why not?  A ghost tree for Halloween?  Heck yeah!

 

On Saturday morning, after we gave my girl her Easter basket, we dyed Easter eggs.  This was her first introduction to dying eggs and, as always, it was fun showing it to her for the first time.  Over the past few weeks, I read so many blog posts about making natural dyes for eggs and it was really hard to resist the temptation to try it out.  But, I forced myself to keep it simple and just use one of the kits from the store.  Maybe we’ll give the natural dyes a go next year – we’ll see!

This rounds up the Easter posts for this year!  It really is a special time of year and I feel blessed to have my sweet family to share it with.

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