It’s *E* week!! Let’s Paint some Glittery Easter Eggs!

2 Apr

Today we’re going to be making Easter ornaments for our Easter Tree. 

Homemade Easter "eggs"

When I was growing up, my mother loved decorating for the holidays, and for Easter, we always had an Easter Tree.  When my kids were little, we did it for years as well… but apparently they don’t remember!  

Anyway, you just get a branch that has fallen off of a tree and put it in a pot with some gravel, decorative rocks or sand.  That will hold up your “tree”.  Patrick was a little overly ambitious and got us a branch that was so big, it was nearly a tree in and of itself!  

Today we’re painting homemade clay ornaments using the play dough that we made in this post.  We rolled out the dough, cut it into egg shapes with a cookie cutter, then used a straw to cut holes for the string and baked them on lost (200) in our toaster oven.  Don’t bake it at any higher than that or they’ll probably burn.  Also, lightly oil your cooking sheet.  Since we used our little toaster oven, I just put the ornaments straight on the rack.

Then, get out your markers, paint or… like Bean, your glue and glitter for decorating!  Watch Bean learn about painting with glue in Today’s Video!

Glittery Easter "Egg" Ornaments!

Stay Tuned!  Tomorrow we’re dying eggs to hang on the tree!

Later this week, we’ll learn how to draw an Easter bunny with Paris and learn to count to Eleven AND read a story about Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems!!

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4 Responses to “It’s *E* week!! Let’s Paint some Glittery Easter Eggs!”

  1. Making Our Life Matter April 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    E is for eggcellent! Gee, I crack myself up!

  2. Patricia April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I don’t know which made me smile more … the video or the comments … I think it’s a toss up! Makesme want to go home right now and color some eggs and I’m going to follow Bean’s instructions!

    • Bean's Monkey Business April 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

      Patricia, You crack me up (like an egg, get it??:) Today has been so full of cheesey jokes:)

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