Since Einstein E and Power P learned in school about the tradition of dyed eggs, we decided to decorate a few. The boys taught me that eggs were often associated with festivals and celebrations of spring. They were, and still are, symbols of rebirth and new life, making them an appropriate part of the celebration of spring and the new life that comes after winter.
Did you know that:
- The largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg and was laid by an ostrich (Struthio camelus) at a farm in Borlänge, Sweden, on 17 May 2008?
- The extinct Madagascan elephant bird (Aepyornis maximus) laid eggs measuring 33 cm long and with a liquid capacity of 8.5 litres. The latter measurement is the equivalent of 7 ostrich, 183 chicken or more than 12,000 hummingbird eggs! The Elephant bird became extinct about 1,000 years ago and lived on the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. Its eggs were the largest ever single cell to have existed on Earth.Both Einstein E and Power P found these facts super interesting. We measured a bit, compared, and then decided to move on to decorations.We (read "I") wanted to do something natural. The idea was to go outside, to the forest - like we always do - gather some leaves, branches, and other little forest gems, but I was quarantined. So, I looked around the flat, and there it was - a bouquet I got for my birthday a few weeks ago. The flowers had dried out, and we used these for our decorations.
- cereal box (or cardboard, construction paper)
- scissors and glue
- petals, leaves...
I had some peonies, red carnations, daffodils, and marigolds.
Step 1.Step 2.
Put on some glue and decorate the eggs.Easy as can be :)
You can also make hooks and hang the eggs around.