Now for your next prize you must look high and low.
It might be in a place where Rosie likes to go!
I had some little cloth sachet type bags laying around (don't ask me why) and decided to decorate them with craft paint and stamps and divide the big bags of candy into them. After splitting up the candy, they ended up with three bags each. I created clues as to where the next treat would be and stuck a clue in each bag. The last treat to find is their 'big' surprise (for LM, his puzzle, for LP, her books). We're hoping it works. Our thinking/hoping is that the kids will enjoy the game of it and still get treats from the Easter Bunny, minus the whiny disappointment and tears to come later because ANOTHER $1 slinky bit the dust... Let's hope it works.
I've also been searching for new ways to dye Easter eggs. (The picture above is one of our eggs from a couple of years ago.) The kids LOVE LOVE LOVE dying eggs. I do too, but my mom and I decided to branch out this year and try some new ways to do it. We usually decorate them by coloring or drawing on the eggs with crayons, then dying them with vinegar and food coloring. It works great, but we're the adventurous type and looking to try something new and exciting. I shall date myself here, but I remember when it was the latest and coolest thing to shrink wrap your eggs, which we did several times when I was growing up (pretty daring right?)! So here are some new things we're considering this year: dying eggs with Cool Whip (seriously, it looks awesome), tie dying eggs (I've seen two different ways to do this and they both had different results), and I'd really like to try glitter eggs (if mom doesn't ban me from her kitchen for even suggesting such a thing!). We will probably still do the old-fashioned vinegar eggs too. C'mon, they're classic and where would be without TRADITION?? (That was said in my best Fiddler on the Roof voice.) The kids have their Easter outfits ready to go and I will try to take and send out pictures of them wearing them before they go out to hunt eggs and become unrecognizably filthy! Anyway, I am going to leave you with these throwback pictures of the kids from last Easter, wearing the ears the Easter Bunny brought...