Easter Memories

Well, I’m giving in to the i-phone camera…for now….!

A Swedish Easter starts with ‘Skärtorsdag’ – a day when Swedish children dress up as Easter witches and knock on neighbours’ doors, giving out cards and receiving sweets in return.

It stems from Pagan times, and is actually a shockingly UN child friendly story (!) – you can read about it here.

In previous years my kids have dressed up as Easter witches, but this year things were different…

This year Maya decided to dress up as a chick…

 And while our little friend Lilly dressed as a witch, Alfie decided he would also be a chick…

While Leon and his friend were more contained ‘Easter men’…

The kids were spoilt with sweeties from the neighboring families…

Though I must say, our neighbors received some pretty nice finger print Easter cards in return…

The week was FILLED with Easter crafts.

A sensory box for Ted, filled with pink, yellow and white rice, feathers, eggs and chicks…

And bead plates for Maya and Alfie…

We made dyed eggs printed with stickers for a ‘batik’ effect…

And Leon and I used a fantastic metallic effect dyed egg kit…

We painted ceramic chickens…

And egg box chicks…

Rocking paper plate hens…

Marzipan chicks – and rabbits…

…for whom many marzipan carrots were made…

…ready for the top of the Easter cake…

….and we ate our Easter cake with three other families on our annual Easter egg hunt.

We hope you enjoyed a Happy Easter!

🙂

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4 thoughts on “Easter Memories

  1. Hi there Sasha,

    HAPPY EASTER!

    Not so many easter crafts for us this year. I think i shall have to slip some into today!!

  2. iphones don’t do a bad job of it at all! These are lovely photos to share your Easter! and i thank you for doing so. already bookmarked and in my Easter folder!!!

    I am so glad that so many dark fables have morphed into lovely sweet traditions such as this one. the children were just adorable and I love the idea of them making Easter cards to share with their neighbors.

    Now about those metallic eggs Leon made! I love them. So first – are they edible? And second – can you reveal the name of the maker? I would love to try a few with blown out shells so i could keep them.

    Thank you for sharing your Swedish Easter celebrations!

    • Thank you Pam! I’ll find out about those metallic eggs – I bought the kit from a craft shop a couple of years ago (well, you know how time flies…!) – I’ll look them up for you – honestly not sure if edible, though would think so as only a foil used, nothing too chemical! We gave them to swedish grandma – so I shall ask her! 🙂 x

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