Easter Baskets Decorated Eggs Painting Eggs have all been taking place this week. Glass Jar Gifts has been visiting after school clubs and it has been a lot of fun.
The kids loved it and produced some great Easter Egg Decorations. They learned how to weave their baskets and decorate eggs. They painted the eggs first and then decorated them with embelishments, ribbons and buttons. The kits are available here: Easter Basket and Eggs
Glass Jar Gifts sells a fantastic range of creative arts and childrens crafts kits in a jar. Glass Jar Gifts for children and the kids crafts jars help children to use different skills, for example, imagination, judgement and philosophy; making them versatile and very dynamic. If children are withdrawn, art can be an excellent outlet for hidden emotions, which helps children to verbalise emotions and express thoughts and feelings that they might suppress. By engaging in art, children are likely to initiate processes that help them manage stress, reduce negative mood states and perhaps change behaviour that impacts their recovery and development. Learning through art will develop children’s social, personal and cognitive skills.
Did you know that the first Easter egg was given to Tsar (King) Alexander III’s wife of Russia during the early 20th century by the jeweller Carl Faberge. It was made of gold and white enamel with a golden yolk inside containing a golden hen with ruby eyes and inside the hen was a tiny golden crown for the Queen. The egg was so beautiful that the King ordered for an egg to be made every year by Faberge with a gift inside.
The tradition of giving eggs at Easter time is associated with signs of new life and good luck. Why not make your eggs and present them in a woven basket as a gift for Easter and give someone lots of good luck.
Have fun Easter Crafting! Add a comment and share what you’ve been making or any ideas for Easter.