This is a lovely tradition which you might like to introduce to your family. We like to do this on Easter morning after breakfast.
• Cut some twigs and put in a heavy based jar or vase of water , buds and pussy willow work well as they will continue to grow.
• Pierce a hole in one end of an egg with a large pin, prod around to enlarge the hole. Hold the egg over a bowl and shake out the contents. Alternatively you can blow the eggs, I don’t find this easy so prefer the first method.
• Wash and dry the eggs.
• Decorate as desired, painting or cutting out little shapes to stick on, we used ‘stabilo’ woody crayons, I love these and are easier for small children to use. (Available from Morgans on Kentish Town High Street)
• Glue in wool or ribbon to hang from the branches.
• You could also tie ribbons in bows to the twigs. A bunch of daffodils in a vase next to the tree complete the look and perhaps a few fluffy chicks and on Easter morning and a scattering of small chocolate eggs!
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montessori