Remember when we were kids and the school year seemed to take FOREVER? Adults would always say that time goes faster and faster as you get older. It's not a lie - I feel like Christmas was yesterday.... how is it Easter?? Complete. Insanity. As Macie and I were shopping for some cleaner and milk (yup, I'm that exciting) I realized how into Easter eggs Macie is. Every time we went by a display of them, she would freak out... and yes, there were about a million displays for them. Since her brain-dead mother left her sock bunny in plain sight for her to find (mom-fail), I thought I needed to find some eggs for her sad little basket. This pin fit the bill -- almost.
I loved these baker twine eggs from Landee See, Landee Do but I didn't think that Macie would fully appreciate their cuteness. As I was contemplating this, little miss Macie started boogying into the kitchen. She is a little dancer people. I never understood the saying "she sang before she talked" until now. Macie sings with her own little words and dancing to her own little music - it's hilarious. All she needs are her own little instruments.... Hellooooo egg shaker! Brilliant!
I bought some cheap eggs (.50 for 12, a bargain) and grabbed some dried lentils in the pantry and got to work. I half filled the eggs with the lentils and then hot glued them shut. I didn't want any little accidents if my little musician throws a tantrum. Once the glue was dry, the eggs sort of sit up on their own - they are sort of like weeble wobbles... I used to love those. Weebles wobble but they never fall down. Never mind.
To wrap the eggs in bakers twine, place a small dot of hot glue on the top of the egg and secure the twine. Paint the egg with some Mod Podge and then continue to wrap the twine around the egg. I painted with the Mod Podge as I wrapped the egg so that it didn't too quickly. I heeded the warning of Landee and didn't waste too much time trying to wrap from the top of the egg to the bottom. She said it was too hard, and well - after a short attempt, it was. Once you get to the middle of the egg, cut the twine and start the process again from the bottom of the egg. Wrap until you meet in the middle and that's it. Done!
Now Macie has a little Easter basket with a little bunny and little egg shakers. And yes, I'm giving my daughter smoothies in her basket - she doesn't eat candy ... she's one!