An Egg-citing Easter Idea: Posting Letters in the Egg
Celebrating the spirit of Easter
Though we don’t celebrate Easter in the traditional sense of this spring festival, I like to capture the spirit behind the festival by telling related stories
to Pari and doing Easter-themed crafts.
For those readers who are not familiar with Easter traditions – Easter is celebrated, among Christians, as the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. You can read more here
Easter traditions may vary but decorating eggs is a common tradition.
The egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out. It also conveys a message of spring, fertility, new life, rebirth.
Blowing out Eggs and Decorating
So, Pari and I painted a few eggs by blowing them out. Well, I never knew, until a few months back, that we can blow out the ‘content’ of the eggs to decorate them and use them as show pieces for ever. This knowledge was a blessing because decorating the hard boiled eggs would mean we should eat them later on. And, we being vegetarians, we eat eggs occasionally.
We were having much fun with the egg blowing and painting etc. But, I wanted to do something radically different with the egg. And luckily I came across this unique idea
that got me totally excited, or should I say, egg-static!
A super surprise for Pari when she came back home from school
Here is the step-by-step tutorial:
Step 1: Blow out the egg
- Give the egg a nice rinse with water
- Pierce holes on the top and bottom end of the egg. Do this by placing a nail and hitting it really really gently so it gets a grip. Then, screw the nail inside – even more gently. You might get tiny cracks around the nail the first time but with little practice, you can perfect this art. It IS an art, I must tell you.
- Place your mouth on the hole and start blowing. (Make sure there’s a bowl underneath.) And blow and blow and blow – till the stuff inside the egg is blown out into the bowl.
- Now that your egg is all empty, you can wipe clean and get ready for the next step