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Easter Eggs


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Easter is upon us so today I thought I would talk about “the Egg”. 

It has always struck me as funny that we hide Chicken Eggs and say that the Easter Bunny brought them :-D

I thought I’d share a little insight with you all about the meaning of the Easter Egg. 

As a Christian household, we celebrate the egg as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.  You can find its history through ancient Persian culture, Jewish and Christianity.    The egg is also a symbol of the coming of Spring, a time for “new life”.  However, its most important symbol is of Resurrection, while being dormant it contains new life sealed within it. 

We could also talk about the traditions of ”the egg”  from egg rolling and egg dancing in the UK to egg gathering in the Czechs to Egg hunting in the US! 

I can get very detailed here in a history lesson of “the egg”, but I think I should spare you.  I ♥ History and I can get a little carried away.

Let me get back to that egg….Easter eggs….Easter egg hunts!

Every year the grocery stores stock their shelves full of eggs in anticipation of EGG DYEING

I have to say, I kind of dig dyeing eggs, creating unique colors, and the challenge of not breaking them.  This could be one of my kids favorite things to do. I have learned a few tricks over the years so I’m going to share them with you!

  1. wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting stain on, or an apron
  2. wear gloves so you’re fingers don’t end up blue…or the rainbow ;-)
  3. cookie sheets or wax paper are great barriers  to protect your counters
  4. coffee cups are great to put the dye into and the egg fits great (place cups onto cookie sheet)
  5. drying racks work great instead of the cardboard box (lay a paper towel underneath to catch any drips)
  6.  I also like using my rubber gripped tongs to remove the eggs from the cups.
  7. For getting a good color, Use  about 1/2 cup boiling water, 20 drops of liquid food coloring, and 1 tsp white vinegar
  8. Or go completely mess free with….plastic eggs :-D
  9. And Oh Heavens, whatever you do….do not forget the prize egg!

Get out there this Easter and go EGG CRAZY!!!! 

 

 Joy

 

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