I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I’m a bit adventurous with my children. Whether it be a cross country trip by train or a simple afternoon craft project at home, I’m easily excited and up for just about anything. Any excuse to have fun will do. Generally speaking, I’ve been lucky that the things I try usually work out well. Maybe not always as planned but we have alot of fun.
This Easter was no different. I had my crafts bookmarked. New egg dye ideas were found on Pinterest. I read up on all the local egg hunts and picked the best one to attend.
Then, failure hit. Big time.
First, the egg geodes, which we did weeks ago so they would be finished in time for Easter, did not turn out. At. All. Like seriously, I’ve seen the project on several reputable blogs so I know it works but obviously I must have done something wrong because ours just didn’t form crystals. – FAIL.
Next I tried to set up a “volcano eruption on Easter Island” activity for LittleMan. I made this cute little beach scene on a plate, with brown sugar sand and an Easter egg volcano. When LittleMan went to make the volcano erupt…nothing. Nada. Zip. – FAIL.
Then we all slept in late so we missed the big egg hunt. – FAIL.
Finally it came time to dye the eggs. Besides having having our usual Kool-Aid dye and paint and stickers available, I was eager to try this awesome marbled egg effect using shaving cream and food dye. The egg came out white. Just plain ole white. The dye didn’t take at all. – FAIL.
But….all was not lost.
LittleMan had fun mixing up the Borax and Epsom salt solutions for the egg geodes, even if they never formed crystals.
Marmaduke suggested we make a fresh batch of turtle ooze when the volcano went dormant.
Instead of an over-crowded egg hunt, we spent the morning watching Hop in our pajamas.
And the shaving cream which failed to dye our egg made for a lovely shaving cream fight. SunnyGirl was covered head-to-toe.
I hope your Easter plans work out better than mine did! lolby