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Easter 2012 Aftermath

Now that Easter has come and gone, I wanted to remind you of this post from last year on exactly what to do with all those plastic eggs.
I also thought you might be interested in how our water bead eggs went over. Of course, it should be noted that due to their size they can be a choking hazard so please never leave them alone in the presence of small children who might be tempted to eat them.
This morning I let the kids break them apart over some big bowls set out on towels.  You can see they took quite an interest in them.
Once all the eggs were empty, the kids set to work foraging through the kitchen for some exciting tools to use (the rolling pin was vetoed shortly after this photo was taken).
They did a lot of experimenting and the whisk was a favorite because of the way the beads stuck inside of it.

Scooping with, and refilling, the eggs was also fun.  In the end, though, nothing could top the feeling of the cool gelatinous beads slipping through their little fingers.

And if you’re at all curious about which of my Easter basket suggestions the grandparents picked, we scored the crayon rocks, Ed Emberley art book plus stamp pad, the funky art brushes, the vehicle puzzle and even some additional supplies that weren’t on the list.  And I do mean “we scored” – in the last hour C happily put together what he calls his “mighty machine puzzle” while S napped and I wrote this post.

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