Too Pooped to Pop!…..

I have just finished a two week stint watching my Grandkids while their Dad was away on business.  I am so pooped.  My daughter would get them to school every day and I would have them after school until around 9pm every night.  I am convinced now more than ever that kids are for the young!  I forgot how completely alert you have to be at all times and how taxing it can be.  Especially when I had worked an 8 hours shift before picking them up from school.  Homework, making dinner, bath time, clean-up, baseball practice, ballet practice, sheesh!  I am so thankful that I had children young.  Now at 52, I am a young grandma of an 9 & 7 year old and can keep up with them and enjoy watching and being apart of all their activities.

At the end of the two weeks my Mom came into town for Easter.  We spent a wonderful afternoon coloring eggs with my daughter Maureen and the grandkids, Keegan and Donovan.  Maureen was so excited to try a new way to color the eggs.  I took pictures of the process just  in case the experiment turned out eggsceptional!  Take a look.

Eastereggstart All she needed was old fashioned food dye, paper towels (torn into 4 pieces), water, and the hard boiled egg.

egg1Maureen then got the paper towel damp, wrapped it around the egg, and dropped the dye onto the surface of the damp paper towel one color at a time.

egg2egg3The egg then rested on the carton for maybe 5 minutes.  She then peeled off the paper towel carefully……..

finishedeggsFantastic!  Aren’t they beautiful.  We even did this technique on some of the eggs the kids had colored the traditional way too.    So much fun and fantastic eggs to hide on the following day.  Give it a try next year, they are a beautiful!

Now, to start my week catching up at home with all the chores I missed for 2 weeks……… Cyn



About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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