Saturday, April 3, 2021

Easter Parade (and Egg Hunt)

Last week when we had the twins, Valerie spied the plastic Easter eggs that I had gotten out to get ready for Easter. So I decided that she could play with them. She was so interested to see what was inside them. Of course, nothing was there at first; but we found dice and little things to put inside and she played a long time with open and closing the eggs. I hid some of the eggs in their bedroom to see if they would hunt for them since we've never had an egg hunt before. Valerie was very much interested and Arthur didn't really care. So I got more Easter eggs this week at Opportunity House and this morning I put coins and candy in each of the eggs. Tomorrow we'll have them hunt in the yard for the eggs. So my thought was to get each of them a bank so that they could put their coins in after they open the eggs. But we didn't find anything that wasn't glass or ceramic and we were sure that they'd break them too easily. So Tom suggested plastic peanut butter jars. I've been saving them because he's been putting nails and screws in them so we had some extra ones. I couldn't just give them a plain peanut butter jar so here is Valerie's jar.

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps called Bug Brats Easter. This is the same image I used for the Easter card that I sent to her. I die cut the image with MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares. The paper that I wrapped around the jar is from the Paper Studio and has cute little Easter bunnies on it.

You can see the bunny paper better in this photo. I used MFT Caption Alphabet dies to create her name and the Quickutz tags to die cut the tags in two colors. You can see the slot that my DH added to the top of the jar. I did cover it with clear Contact Paper so they couldn't pull the decorations off too quickly. Tom wanted them to be able to see the coins in the bottom of the jar so I didn't cover the entire jar. I am entering these challenges:
Tomorrow morning I'll post Arthur's new bank. I hope you'll come back to check Arthur's bank out. Looking forward to having the twins and their parents for Easter dinner and the Easter egg hunt. Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Peace and all good!



Lori m said...

What a fantastic idea, so creative and adorable, with young grand kids I love finding new ideas, this one is a keeper, hugs, Lori m

Unknown said...

Oh I just loved the story behind your project! What a great idea! This turned out so beautifully and another great idea to use the same image as the one on her card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

Suze said...

What a lovely money jar for Valerie. I'm sure she will enjoy the egg hunt too.
A tip for your hubby for the jars of screws that I got from my Dad. He screwed the lids underneath a shelf and then then jars could be just unscrewed off the lid when he wanted a screw. Easy to see and they don't take up room on top of the shelf (the shelf was in the garage not in the house - not sure my Mum would have been happy with them in the house!).

Nannieflash said...

A fabulous image for our theme this week, love the jar label design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

OlgaB said...

Great up cycling of your project!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
Hugs from Africa!

Tammy Miller said...

This is gorgeous - really love those colors! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge @ Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again real soon!!

Dawn Frost said...

Love your jar, fantastic! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

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