I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend. The weather here was wonderful, but I spent all my time indoors. I've spent all my weekends for the past month dealing with stuff for my dad, and this weekend I had to concentrate on my own income taxes for my daycare business. A tedious chore that I'm sure no one enjoys, but it's pretty much ready for the accountant now. So Easter weekend was not what it used to be. It used to be a traditional Good Friday hike with my entire family, usually somewhere along the Niagara Escarpment where my parents used to live. Then it was an Easter dinner on the Sunday at my parents' place. Really missing all of that now, but hopefully some of these family traditions can be revived in coming years.
In the days leading up to Easter I did a few springtime crafts with the daycare kids. I wasn't really into the whole Easter holiday at all this year with my dad having recently departed, but I enjoyed working on these easy things with the kids. I didn't put much out for Easter decorating in the house either, and I realized too late that I didn't get out any of my decorated eggs that my own kids worked on many years ago. I'll be more into my game soon ... hopefully by the next holiday which is Canada's 150th birthday! Onto the craft ... these are just some small wicker wreaths I picked up at the thrift store last year. I cut out a bunch of large felt flowers, circles and butterflies for the kids and they glued them all together. The small flowers were purchased at the dollar store.
We also made these cute bunny masks with big pom pom noses. I didn't have all the colours I would have liked with the foam sheets, but they turned out not too bad. I only remembered to take a photo of one of the masks before the last child headed home on Thursday afternoon.
I like to give the kids a few chocolate treats for Easter, and normally for the babies and toddlers I will add something handmade like the little knitted rabbits I made a couple of years ago. I posted the pattern for these in a separate page which you will see on my sidebar.
But this year I wasn't on top of all this stuff and didn't have time to make even one knitted rabbit. I just stuffed a few stickers in the small bag for the little guys, but did quickly make a couple of bookmarks for the two school-aged kids who are avid readers.
Just a short post today. Tomorrow be sure to stop by for the teacup reveal with The Enchanted Rose teacup exchange! See my sidebar at the top for details. Have a great day folks :)