Easter. A holy day of miracles for those of the Catholic faith, and a day of candy for pretty much everyone else.
How did the origins of the Easter bunny come about? A rabbit delivering eggs and treats? Whaaaat?
Well, we did a little digging for you. According to History.com, the Easter bunny originated in Germany and first arrived in America in Pennsylvania:
“According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests.”
Well…there you have it folks. The history of the Easter bunny. Check out our home page for a link to fun Easter crafts on Pinterest…
Crafting can be fun and relaxing, but it’s even more fun to craft with the kiddos. We found a simple, fun, and inexpensive craft for Easter…Yarn Eggs! All you need is small water balloons (minus the water), different colors of pastel yarn, school glue, water, a bowl, a ruler, and scissors.
First step is to cut 8 foot lengths of yarn, in which 3 lengths will be used per ballon.
Next, you mix 1 cup of school glue with 1 cup of water and blow up the balloons.
Once you have the prep step complete then you are ready to create some eggs! Dip a length of yarn in the glue mixture. Ensure to saturate well, and to squeeze out the access (using the thumb and forefinger). Start wrapping the yarn around the balloon and make sure to tuck in the ends. Continue with 2 more yarn lengths.
See? Easy peasy!
After you have finished a balloon, put off to the side to dry. Note, drying does take a while and they needed to be turned. Ensure to give at least 2 days of drying.
After the eggs dry, then you pop the balloons… viola! Eggs are done!
Cute…right? Give it a try…tell us how they turned out!