Monday, April 18, 2011

Eggcellent FHE

We aren't very good at having consistent FHE around here, mainly because of work schedules and getting home near or after bedtime but tonight everyone was home. I had been wanting to do a little project for a while and NOW was the time to do it. Everyone was home, happy, dinner was done and I had all the supplies. I knew my kids would love it and they did. And we haven't even gotten to the good part yet.

Earlier today I lopped off the tops of some eggs, dumped the innards out, washed and dried them. I filled these little eggs with potting soil and then we let each person in the family decorate their little egg how they chose. They drew faces on them, which are so cute, and then we topped them off with some grass seed. Kentucky Bluegrass to be exact. The grass seed is blue so you can see exactly how much you put in there. In this case, Ryan tried grabbing it by the handfuls and filling each egg. Lets just say there was little blue seeds everywhere! We watered them and have set them near the window to grow. Those little egg folks will soon have a full head of hair!

Here is our little egg family. In back is: Jodi, Hannah, Ryan.
Front: Garrett, new baby, and Blaine (obviously the only one with facial hair!)

The kids were so excited to do this and can't wait until the "hair" starts growing. Then they can cut the hair. They better not get any ideas about cutting other types of hair, though. The scissors will disappear again! This was so fun to do with the kids. Depending on how the week goes, we may or may not get any eggs dyed. This will be a fun, less messy substitute if we don't.


Beckie said...

OOh those turned out super good!!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! Love reading your blog so we can share in your lives. Love ya Evelyn

Hailey Jones said...

How fun! You are such a good mom! Love to see what you guys are up to! Miss you guys!

Cindy said...

super cute idea. were the egg shells really fragile? or maybe the dirt in there made it easier to handle them. post pics of the hair!

Jodi said...

The shells are a lot stronger than you think. I whacked the tops off with a knife and washed them out. We decorated them with no cracks or breaks!