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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Crafty Tuesday: Generation Y Does Easter Eggs

I know, I know, I am a day late. Are you surprised? Well, as they say, I am sure it is Tuesday somewhere in the world.

So here we are last Thursday in my Care Group doing Easter eggs. The gang (there were only about 12 of them present) were most bemused when they came in to find desks in the centre of the room and an array of paints, glue, sequins, glitter, crepe paper, rice and lentils gathered for their amusement. Many did not know what was going on. Even the dozen and a half hard boiled eggs in a carton did not give sufficient hint!

"What's this Mrs A?"
"Eggs, we're going to decorate easter eggs....(observes blank face)....have you never decorated
eggs before?"

I was blown away. Maybe this is a fundamental Christian thing? Us Anglicans sure decorated eggs when I was growing up; maybe Pentecostals don't go in for pagan tradition?

Nevertheless, once they had got over their timidity and the boys had got over the 'cool' factor which certainly did NOT include painting eggs....I couldn't stop them. I just wish we had had longer.

For more wonderful easter craftiness, head on over to Carrie's for Crafty Tuesday. Perhaps you've got something to share too?


Blueberry said...

didn't know about decorating eggs?!? hmmmmmmm.
i'm glad that they had a good time once they got started.

and to answer your question... that was very careful pancake batter pouring. :)

Jen said...

I am glad you introduced them to egg decorating!! I love the first shot. Very cool egg.

Brittany said...

Wow!! Looks like fun to me! BRAVE woman :)

carrie said...

Woot! I think that you get props for introducing the egg-decorating deprived kids to a whole new way of looking at eggs! It looks like it was fun.

A Free Man said...

I was looking at the brown eggs we have down here and wondering just how on earth one dyed them for Easter. Next year, when Zach's a bit older, we're going to get a tutorial from you!

Stacy said...

Really?? They didn't know about decorating eggs?? Don't you have commercials down there down under?? ;) Glad that you got to introduce that wonderful project to the kids. :)

Maggie said...

There is something wrong with people who are unfamiliar with egg decorating. It's a good thing those kids have you -- you are teaching them about all sorts of important things!!