Friday, March 30, 2012

The Easter Parade!

In my Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it!

Easter just wouldn't be Easter without a lovely
 bonnet and a stroll down the Avenue to show it off!

We made our bonnets by cutting out the center of cheap paper plates and inserting and
hot gluing a Chinet bowl into it. Then we stapled on ribbon ties and tissue paper flowers.

I'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade!

You can make anything from a paper plate!

Spring has arrived! - sort of!

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

It can't make up it's mind, one day there's snow on the ground the next it's sunny and in the sixties. But one way or the other it's Spring in The White Mountains and it's blowing a gale!

Spring wall pictures

Each Easter I make these cookies with my Grandkids the night before Easter. They are always very touched by this activity, sometimes to tears! An added bonus, the cookies are yummy!

   Easter Scripture Cookies

For this activity, you'll need:

1 cup whole pecans (or almonds)
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
Ziploc baggie
wooden spoon
2 cookie sheets
parchment paper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg white to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us Life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing, are they? Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door closed. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66.

Go To Bed!! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight; however, Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 & 22.

On Easter Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9

Happy Spring!
Gramma Luvlee
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  1. They look so sweet in their bonnets :) I love the Easter decorating you've done too, it's gorgeous!

  2. What a pretty lady Merrill makes! Love it! :)

  3. Those bonnets are so adorable - and I'm sure the kids had fun making them!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday - We hope you'll come back next week!

  4. Oh my goodness my little girlies would love to do a bonnet parade! How fun! Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Easter!

    Take care,


  5. So fun. The baby's Easter hat is too, too cute:)

  6. This is such a perfect post. I love the bonnets, especially since the children made them. Thank you for sharing this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have A Wonderful Easter!


  7. What a fun Easter project! SO SO cute! And I love your little suitcase vignette. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy! Have a Happy Easter!

  8. Oh, I so wish I had had the time to visit BEFORE Easter to see this cute craft idea. My three-year-old granddaughter would have loved making an Easter bonnet. You know what? We're going to make one anyway. She'll love it!

    By the way, your bonnet models are adorable! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  9. I love it! I hope you had an amazing Easter. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..