Wednesday, February 28, 2007

How Egg-citing!

Sorry, couldn't help myself. We did a craft project with some of those plastic easter eggs that start popping up EVERYWHERE this time of year. (Although these are some that we had left over from last year.)

Supplies:
Plastic easter eggs
Rice
Glue
Paint

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Put the rice in the microwave for about 30 seconds. I've heard that this will kill off any little buggies that may be lurking. If the thought that there is a remote possibility of meal worms invading your craft project grosses you out, use some small beads instead. Scoop a little bit into the egg. Experiment with different amounts until you like the way it sounds when you close it and shake.


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Smear a little glue on the rim of the egg and close it up


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Now Paint! (We used some paint that was formulated especially for plastic, but any acrylic paint should probably work okay.)

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Let dry, and you have a full basket of music-making, egg-shaking goodness!

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