One more day left in National Craft Month, the end of daily projects is near. I Peep a conclusion! Cheesy stuff, it’s okay to laugh at it though. With the Easter holiday goodies still laying around I decided my final project for the month would be one of my very favorite Easter treats… A Peep!
I have always loved getting that bright yellow little bird in my basket. It was the first non-chocolate thing I looked for, after the egg hunt of course. I followed the crochet Peeps & Bunnies pattern I found on Ravelry.
My hand-made Peep sitting with the basket hand-made by Eldest!
These adorable little chicks are a quick little project. I chose yellow since I’m a traditionalist when it comes to my favorite non-chocolate Spring time treat so naturally I went with a nice bright yellow. Yes I do believe the other colors taste different, yellow and pink are very different “flavours”.
The little black buttons (I use this term quite loosely here) are from the family stash and are glued on. My girls weren’t too happy that I said the Peep was for me and whined a bit so I agreed to make them each one in their favorite color. I’ll have those hooked up in no time, or at least at some point prior to Easter 2017. It’s on the list. 😉
Cheesy title is totes fitting! It’s also a first for my little clan. I’m not sure why but we have never done the egg dying thing for Easter with our kids. I asked HH about that, the why not of it all. He had no clue. I had no clue. Together we were clueless as could be.
Growing up HH did not, he’s not bitter about it, neither am I. I’m okay with him having never dyed eggs on Easter (or prior to it) with his folks. Not my circus and all that jazz. 😉 My siblings and I used to do the egg thing with our Mom every Easter though and when I became a mom for the first time it was something I was happily looking forward to doing with my little sprout.
He’s not exactly a LITTLE sprout anymore
That first Toddler Easter rolled along and a kit was purchased and Eggs were boiled, then eaten sans being Decored to the Nines. Oops…we forgot a step. Hey we were new parents and that whole balancing thing came into play…right? No. We had time, we just didn’t do it. We had a great Easter though.
Draw patterns first, then Dip!
This pattern has repeated year after year. Until now. Executive decision was made! EASTER EGG DYING IS A MUST! There is no traumatic reason to this decision. It was something I enjoyed doing with my mom and siblings. That is my only reason for doing it. Treasured memories from childhood. That in itself is a gift from my mother. One I can provide my children, my husband, and myself. So we did it the old fashioned way.
- coffee cups filled with 1/2 cup room temp tap water (we forgot about disposable cups)
- 1 tbsp white vinegar in each cup
- 10-20 drops of a food coloring color per cup
- standard crayons (which we have in abundance of course)
How I taught Middle the double color technique
Viola! The fun began. We voted on it as a family. The decision was UNANIMOUS! We are doing this EVERY EASTER! I don’t know why we waited this long but every one of us had fun and there was absolutely no stress involved in doing this together. It was our craft time for the day. Plus side, HH and I have VERY pretty eggs to add to our lunch salads this week for work. SCORE!
Yummy Pretty New Family Tradition! Thanks Abuela!