Thursday, February 11, 2016

Decorate Your Easter Table With a Zoo!

Mrs Marchand puts the finishing touches on a porcupine. 
On the table stand a finished ostrich and deer.

      Berthe Marchand used her ingenuity. Needing something original for the Easter table—something for the children to admire—she hit on the idea of making an entire zoo of animals, using colored Easter eggs and other odd bits of material easily obtained for a few cents at any stationer’s.
      Why don’t you do the same? It just takes patience, nimble fingers, and extreme care in handling the eggs— which can be dropped only once!

More Animal Shaped Easter Eggs:
Check out this wonderful channel called "Easter Eggs Live" 

More Fun Egg Video:
Far left, Making a porcupine. A paper-shell nut is inserted into a clay neck on an egg. Next, the peanut legs are being carefully affixed to the roughed-out figure. Head feet, and all parts of the body not covered by clay are painted. And last, after he's got his paper eyes and comb, "Porky" receives his quills.
The finished porcupine with toothpicks for quills.
Left, Mr. Penguin. Egg, peanuts, clay, felt toothpicks. Center, The giraffe
has neck and legs of red soda straws, of course. Right, The kangaroo,
above, has a yellow-painted-egg body, a cotton pouch, and peanut legs.
The swan, just above, is made of egg, cotton,
paper fringing, and colored pipe-cleaners.
Left, The ostrich--with egg body, pipe-cleaner legs and nick, ad a
ball -with-a-hole head. Right, The most fee-ro-cious lion ever made.
Walnut head and peanut feet.
How to make an Easter egg mouse.

What to Do With Left Over Easter Eggs

What to do with all those hard-boiled eggs?
       All the traditions connected with the Easter egg, its decoration, cooking and eating, are, of course, decidedly old world, and yet there is some myth among the legends of the Inca Indians which tells of a magic egg and how it may be found in some mysterious spot, and of its wonderful power. Whether or not this is one of the superstitions of the far east which Manco Capac brought with him from the other side of the Pacific is altogether unknown, but certain it is that in Asia, Africa and Europe feasts were kept in most ancient times when the egg played a prominent part. The Jews used eggs in their feast of the Passover long before the coming of Christ. In Persia colored eggs are presented at the celebration of the Solar New Year's, and extremely ancient custom with this people.
       From Germany comes the singular connection of a rabbit with the Easter eggs. It is believed that this little animal steals into the house when all is quiet and hides a store of pretty eggs in most impossible places, giving the children, who must search for them, a great deal of trouble and excitement in finding them. The house mother prepares by procuring a quantity of eggs and colors them herself by wrapping them in colored calicoes, some plain and some figured.
       To the country boy or girl of America Easter or "Paas," in rural vernacular, resolves itself first and foremost into a contest to see who can accumulate the greatest store of eggs, and secondly, who can eat the most.
 
Donna's recipes for using up leftover Easter eggs.

More Egg-cellent Recipes: Video: 

Egg-cellent day for a dance on deck!

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Description of Coloring Page: sailor eggs dancing on deck in the sunshine, ship, navy, jig, ocean, cloudy sky, vintage Easter egg coloring page made for our Easter blog!

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Get your egg-stra special edition!

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 Description of Coloring Page: newsboy egg, shoe shine egg and a gentleman egg gather on the streets, vintage Easter egg coloring pages for little ones, series of eggcellent coloring pages drawn especially for this blog

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Easter Day Word Scramble

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The answer key below is in white text. Cut and paste it into a Word Doc, then change it's color to a dark type if you wish to print it out. Otherwise just highlight it with your mouse to see the answers.

Answer key: bloom, thunder, blow, leaping, grave, sun,world, grim, Sepulchre,breath, alive, Nazareth, message, shields, casts, strength

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Easter Morning...

What shall I bring Thee, Lord:
For the crowns of thorns and the jibing tongue,
And Thy tender body on Calvary hung,
For the gall and cruel sword,
What shall I bring Thee Lord?

What dost Thou give me Lord?
For a crown of thorns, a crown of peace,
From the cross of sin a sweet release,
From evil deed and word
A sweet deliverance, Lord.

Then shall I greet Thee, Lord
Glad, with my rayment shining white,
For the Easter morn is fair and bright,
And Thou whom they ignored
Hast triumphed, Christ, our Lord.