Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015

The Chick That Flew The Coop and NorDakFamily arrived last Tuesday and soon the Easter Festivities began.

I had discovered a new game for the kiddos called Tenzie.  The rules and supplies are simple:
Each player needs ten dice in an individual color. Everyone rolls the first roll at the same time, decides what number they are going to collect, and after the first roll there are no turns - just roll the dice to collect all of the number decided upon. When the player has collected  all ten of the same number he calls out "Tenzi!".  The kiddos liked playing, there was no pouting from anyone because as soon as one game was played (it took about two minutes) another started! Fun!!

I also had some spring sun catchers for them to paint they loved doing them after running around outside and visiting the neighbor's horses.

We had Easter early as the NorDakFamilly had to head home Easter morning so egg dying happened on Thursday:
This year we used Koolaid to dye the eggs, 2/3 cup water and 1 package of Koolaid. They turned out very nice - but forget purple it turns out a murky color. Our plans were to start eating the eggs by having deviled eggs at dinner but that idea faded as we used up the dye by painting sock blanks...

I had soaked sock blanks in water with a bit of vinegar (the Koolaid is said to have enough acid to hold the dye but I didn't want to take any chances). First the kiddos began dying:
The blanks started out with "secret codes" written in them but soon just ended up with COLOR.
(The Tiger's is on the left and SadieLouWho's is on the right)

While the kiddos blanks were steaming in the microwave, The PurlGurl started painting hers. She knew before starting just what was going on her blank:
Gaining enthusiasm for this project The Chick jumped into the paint pots, where the accountant's need for order came into play:
The Boy likes his socks and as he watched others dyeing their own yarn, the glimmer in his eyes became a glow and soon he was painting his next pair of socks:
Although the sock blanks can be knit straight from the blank this family wanted to see what their creations looked like wound into cakes:
I'm excited to show you the socks as they are knit up!

It was a Hoppy Easter!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful day and great projects. Can't wait to see the socks.