Kids are the true Artists of Life
In this section we will provide things to do for children: crafts, painting, decorations - and of course we have the theme of the Alps.
We will show what children from the Alps are playing with and provide you with examples and designs for glass paint, typical seasonal decorations you can find in Austria, Slovenia, North-Italy, South-Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and South-East-France.
Cress is a wonderful spring messenger - promises us green, fresh vitamins, bioflavonoids and freshly harvested it has a wonderful taste. Garden cress is perfect for us during the dark winter to give us a sign of our own herb garden. The cress can be easily bred and within a few days harvested.
Preapring Your Easter Decoration
And since cress is delicious, wonderfully easy to plant and a truly fun and funky herb, it is equally suitable for the palate as well as for the eye on the Easter table.
For the cress to be ready for the Easter table, it is reasonalbe to start with the preparations 3-7 days in advance. The cress-eggs are ideal to make also for younger children, but as well for the whole family – for everyone to have an own little herb-plant.
For our cress-eggs the following is required:
Painting the egg shell
Empty and clean egg shells,
Felt tip pens, water colors or finger paints,
Pieces of cotton wool or compost
First, to start with: paint the egg shells. There are no design restrictions: faces of easter bunnies, chicks, colorful patterns and colours, do whatever you feel like. Faces always do well, as the cress when grown looks like funky green hair, you will get funny cress heads.
Filling compost into the egg shells
Let the paint dry.
Next, prepare the bed for the cress seeds.You can plant the seeds on cotton wool, but also in compost. Fill cotton wool or compost evenly into the egg-shells and water. Now you can spread the cress seeds into the small plant post. Put the little egg-herb pots in a sunny place, - the window sill is suitable - and wait. The cress seeds should be watered once a day, so they can rise and grow.
After 3 to 7 days you can harvest the tasty green - best with a clean pair of scissors – eat them on bread and butter, with a salad or with the Easter egg.
Cress eggs for the Easter table
Hav fun making and eating!Happy Easter!
Find more Easter DIY ideas for you and your kids?
> Colourful crafts: Happy Easter Cards
> Easter egg holders, print out
> Gift self made jam in decorated jars
> Decorate your Easter table: Serviette rings for Easter with rabbit and Easter eggs, template to print out
And if you like to be creative and craft: Alpine Lifestyle Webstore:
Make yourself a great handbag, money purse and key purse with a detailled step by step instruction and the right felting wool
Colour this exceptional painting book by French designer Peggy Nill
Bake yourself a Domino Game with this Domino cookie cutter set
Or visit Craft-O-Maniac.