here and it is, one, probably the most popular activity prior to Easter. We usually do them during Holy Week and have been doing them over the last three days (Since starting this post we have completed them)
What are they you ask?
Well simply put they are dyed eggshells filled with chocolate, lollies and/or toys and sealed at the bottom with cup cake paper.
Then weI carefully rinsed out each eggshell. Eden was a great help with this part and she used a finger to scrape away
the last bit of the egg white that is attached inside.
Then we filled a pot with water and submerged them in it. Then we brought it to the to a
boil. Once boiled we lowered the heat and simmered for 10 minutes. You do need to skim any foam from the
top as it appears.
We cooled them by carefully rinsing them and put them on a draining rack on top of the stove and let them dry.
For the container above we used two cups of just boiled water and 4 tablespoons of vinegar, as we are not precise in colour we just poured our red food colouring in till we were happy with the colour.
Do not use a metal container or plastic for this part of the process, and do not stir them in the dye as they become splotchy..
We let them soak for five minutes and turned them over for another five.
We put all ours inside that egg carton you had the skewers sticking out of and put our choice of lollies on plates. As we are avoiding wheat filled lollies that really restricted our choice of fillings
Of course you could put small toys or home made little items in instead of chocolate.
Some of the children wanted to have 'crack me' in different languages and so used google translate to find out how they were written.
Blessings to you and your homes,
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts