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 Post subject: If you celebrate Easter, what to do instead of dying eggs?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:50 pm 
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I feel like this question has to be around here somewhere but I'm not seeing it. Wondering what you guys do instead of dying Easter eggs with your kiddos?

I've thought about doing those wooden eggs from the craft store. Humm... Or some other craft. But Im not especially thrilled with the idea of instilling in my child that Easter is an egg-focused holiday, you know? Unless we somehow made it about wild birds hatching their eggs and focused on that spring part. I do like the craftiness of egg dying, just not hte torture or the socail message it could send my child.

I also find myself torn on the Easter egg hunt for the same reason. I know most people use those plastic eggs now, but still Im not sure if I want that to be the focus. I've considered doing a nature walk and scavenger hunt (maybe a bird watching hike???)

How do other veg parents handle it?

(We dont have to do anything this year but next year probably will)


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 Post subject: Re: If you celebrate Easter, what to do instead of dying egg
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:01 pm 
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I haven't done an egg dying replacement so i don't have suggestions there.

But as far as plastic eggs for the hunt - I think that is OK, because it is totally in theme with spring and rebirth. Google tells me mostly all birds start laying in spring so you can just focus on how wild songbirds come out and lay eggs even - nothing to do with chickens. Just a happy celebration of spring.

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 Post subject: Re: If you celebrate Easter, what to do instead of dying egg
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:34 am 
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We dyed Eggnots last year. They worked fairly well if you want to have basically the exact same experience.


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 Post subject: Re: If you celebrate Easter, what to do instead of dying egg
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:56 am 
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If you want a spring-related craft activity, salt dough is a good one. You can make simple shapes like chicks, bunnies, flowers (or baskets of flowers) and eggs, dry them out in a low oven and then let the kids decorate them. Acrylic paints work really well. Poke a hole in the top before baking so you can thread them and hang them up somewhere.

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