Years ago, we took the kids on an RV road trip at Easter. Before we left, I planted four plastic veggie packs with grass seed, so that there would be grass for the Easter Bunny to deposit eggs and other goodies into on Easter morning. We have always had real eggs for the outdoor Easter egg hunts. I still get angry when l remember the one horrible Easter morning that spruce budworm pesticides were sprayed over the whole region – our area was sprayed at 5 a.m. But that anger is balanced by the amusement I felt when the eggs were hidden in 30 inches of snow one year. Where did the Easter Bunny find stashing places in snow? I bet some of them weren’t found until the spring thaw.
We love to colour Easter eggs with plant dyes from the garden – such a fun craft to do with children. The time-honoured dye has got to be onion skins, but there are several other lovely, sometimes subtle dyes to be obtained by taking a walk in the garden or forest.
Because I grow a dye garden for my fibre art, I even have the luxury of having real dye plants like madder and dyer’s camomile. In the fall I harvest and dry these dyestuffs.
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