What first comes to mind when you think of Seattle? Did I hear you say rain? This week’s Science Saturday project is about water and is from Seattle. Anne, a Seattle mother of three, shares her pictorial How to: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots. Who better to know about water than a Seattlite, right? It’s still a little too early for starting seeds here in northern Minnesota, but I am anxious to give this ingenious method a try. Also with Earth Day around the corner, we’ll add this to our list of ways to reuse plastic soda bottles.
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No, not egg on your face, I mean face on your egg – this week’s Recipe for Fun.
Our little peepers were a BIG hit last Easter. They’re simple to make; just your favorite deviled egg recipe. Refill the eggs and add cute little chick faces with a bit of carrot and black olive specks for eyes.
Try it for an EZ make together with younger children. You’ll see how much fun kids can have mashing eggs with a fork and making faces on the little chicks.
You’ll also have a guaranteed hit to take to any Easter gathering.
When it is time to color your Easter eggs, go eco-freindly, with the eco-eggs coloring kit made from natural plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. It includes three natural dyes (orange, blue and purple), a color chart for creating 6 colors and instructions for coloring eggs. Packaged with creature cutouts for the cutest and healthiest Easter Eggs ever!
for an Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 7th from 1pm – 3pm
Every child will go home with a
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It’s that time of year again and if you hear your kids begging for a cuddly little bunny, think twice.
Quite possibly Hans Wagner gave in to his kids, and just look at what he has now! A weally, weally big Wabbit weighing in at 22 pounds!
Could this the Easter Bunny’s daughter?
If your kids are still talking rabbits, give making these napkin rings a try.
Hop over to Creativity for Kids and learn how with one white pipe cleaner, a couple of googly eyes, and a pink pom pom nose, you can twist, bend, and glue your way to a sweet little bunny napkin ring.
Another wabbit trick you can learn from Martha. Bunny napkin folds – it’s a good thing.
P.S. If you think the giant wabbit is a fake – it’s a nope from snopes.
Or, does your dog look like you?
Contest: Do you or any of your friends resemble your dogs? Send over your photos to share and we will post them here to see if others agree with your perception. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be announced.
Higgins, our Shop Dog, goes to work at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys every day. Anyone brave enough to tell me who looks like Higgins? Or, or, or… anyone even braver to say out loud who acts like Higgins? (in the mother dog sense)
And NO, I do not drive an ATV like Higgins.
With all of our Easter Egg posts of late we must not forget our pooches. Pampered Paws Gifts offers these dog-gone special Easter treats for our favorite furry pals.
If you care to DIY it, Bullwinkle.com has a healthy Canine Cookie recipe that you could whip up in time for a Bunny delivery.
Classic Canine Cookies
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup cooked rice
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Juice from a small orange
1 2/3 cup water
Mix all ingredients together well. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead.
On floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 – 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Cut into Easter Egg shape. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets; bake in centrer of 350°F (180°C) oven until dark brown and crisp, 40 to 50 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.
You are on your own rustling up a tasty yogurt frosting. It is out there somewhere and if you wouldn’t mind sharing it with us when you find one – that would be splendid!I
An Experiment With An Egg and Soda a lesson in dental health
In our glasses we chose to use apple juice and a dark colored cola. I asked C what she thought would happen to the eggs. She thought maybe they would change colors. We mostly drink apple juice in our household so C wasn’t even sure if she wanted anything to do with the cola.
After a couple hours the cola made the white egg light brown…..that fast!
The apple juice made the white egg a light brown too.
A day later the eggs were quite dark so I explained to C how the eggs got stained. I asked her, “What would happen to your teeth after drinking apple juice if you never brushed your teeth?” My daughter concluded that her teeth would get brown like the eggs. So I had C take an old toothbrush to see if she could get the eggs clean.
The apple juice came off in brown little chunks. The dark colored soda had to be really scrubbed. Both were not easy to clean.
Here is the cola submerged egg half cleaned. It makes you really think how important it is to brush your teeth after seeing this. How would the eggs look after more time? Probably worse.
This experiment is a good lesson in dental health.
On You Tube there is an experiment with a dark colored soda in which they left the egg for one year…365 days. Take a look at the video here and you may think twice about drinking colas or at least it will encourage you to brush your teeth. The shell of an egg contains calcium, sodium, and phosphorus….and after 365 days the shell disintegrated.
Look at our fun nighttime plans for the weekend. This glowing idea is from Kaylee at Raising Little Disciples. Kaylee took glow stick bracelets and tucked them inside plastic eggs. Head on over to her blog for pictures of the process.
Thanks Kaylee, a lot of us will be entertaining our little ones with your great glow in the dark eggs.
Keep egging us on! Win a $25.00 Totally Kids fun furniture & toys Gift Card! Pin your favorite Easter Egg Decorating ideas to our board on Pinterest.