Ah, well... I never did score an empty tissue box for Jesus' tomb, anyway.
But last week on Good Friday (we should at least have done the toilet paper tube Jesus on the cross! Shoot!), while Will spent the whole entire solid afternoon at the library, Syd did finally put down her horse and Barbie fashion design work for long enough that we could make one last Easter craft that we'd been wanting to do, and fortunately it was a super quick and easy one.
You will need wooden eggs, liquid watercolors, and small Ziplock bags.
Just as we do to dye other unfinished wooden objects, Syd popped a wooden egg into a Ziplock bag, added in a couple of squirts of color--
--and massaged the color into the egg, all safe and tidy inside the bag:
As she always does with color mixing, Syd had a ball with this project. She experimented with design and color, ending up, of course, with lots of brown-that-we're-choosing-to-call-golden eggs:
For extra shine, you could rub some homemade beeswax wood polish into them, but we usually like them just fine just the way they are (well, those "golden" ones might get redecorated next year...).
The egg hunt was EPIC this year--52 eggs hidden for these two kids!
So there was an epic egg hunt, the Easter bunny brought us candy and books, and Matt baked lamb for dinner.
Festive enough, I'd say, even without TP Jesus...