Farmor, the kid’s swedish grandmother, has moved house. She’s a little older now, so she’s given up her house with a large garden, for a lovely little flat near to the centre of her town.
What a joy to come home and see Maya dressed in her homemade Easter bunny costume, working so hard with Alfie making Easter cards to give out on the ‘Easter witch walk’…
I’ve seen this experiment a few times on Pinterest – and I’ve been desperate to give it a try! :)
I wasn’t disappointed!
What do you need?
Blown out egg shells (1 egg makes 2 geodes)
White school glue / glue sticks
Hot water (almost boiling)
Food colouring (stronger the better) or egg dye
Step 1 :
Cut egg shells in half with scissors, then paint the inside of the shells, and over any cracks, with the glue..
Step 2 :
Sprinkle alum over the glue…
Step 3 :
Pour 2 cups of (almost) boiling water in to a glass / plastic container, add food colouring / egg dye, and stir until dissolved..
Step 4 :
Stir in 3/4 cup alum, and keep stirring until completely dissolved (if it is not totally dissolved the alum will not be attracted to the egg so much)…
Step 5 :
Leave for 12 – 15 hours (we left ours for 24)….
Step 6 :
Carefully take them out and leave them on a draining tray (protected underneath) to dry…
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Yesterday we went to my favourite play park. Yes, mine. I love it because wherever you look there’s something colourful and fun – and best of all, it’s mostly homemade!
Here are just a few of the things that inspired me….
And yes, that was just SOME of the stuff there! What a fabulously creative and inspiring place it is!
So now, because Ted just can’t seem to get enough of diggers and his favourite mechanic character ‘Mulle Meck’, R and I are thinking about building a ‘mechanic’s workshop’ outside for Ted over the summer! ;)