The morning was spent making Easter Baskets using some of the
colourful watercolour paintings the girls did at school last year
I've listed the steps below if anyone is interested
Cut strip off the top for the handle then cut strips at the along
the bottom like this - they will form the base of the basket
We folded over all of the other edges for a neater finish
Form a cylinder and secure at the join with sticky tabs
Place a sticky tab on each a strip then fold down one next to and
stick together..repeat until all strips stuck down to look like this
Fold edges over on the handle strip until they meet in the middle,
stick down and attach to inside of basket - we attached ours with
little brads and paper flowers
Decorate as you wish, Jem and I used this bunny template
..and the afternoon doing a little chocolate making for Sunday
We had a go at the 3 dimensional bunnies but they were a bit
too tricky..the little eggs went well and the girls put a little
bit of nutella and nuts or raisins inside before joining them together,
but the favourite chocolates of the day were the Easter Bilbies!
The bilby is a real Australian marsupial which is endangered...it has
been adopted as the Australian version of the Easter bunny by many..
We don't have any in Tasmania but they are a lovely part of Easter
Fun with egg cups and a birds nest...
This is my 97th post.. stayed tuned after Easter for a little giveaway
to celebrate the big 100! It will be something a bit different! :O)