How to do Easter baskets on the cheap? How to minimize trash and plastic? Canning jars, natch!
This year continues to whomp my butt with work and a few other exciting family events, so I didn't get around to dyeing eggs. But I made it to Market as usual for my weekly milk and yogurt, and while I was there I picked up two quart-sized jars worth of candy (jelly beans and Wilbur Buds); no trash. I transferred the candy to my cutest little 8 oz canning jars, and used those in lieu of plastic eggs. There were no complaints.napkin and napkin ring (already labeled with their names). Not uber elegant, I admit. But uber elegant wouldn't have happened in a swamped year like this one anyway, even if I'd felt like commercializing this most sacred of days by turning it into a Gimme Fest.
Werewolves show their wolf-y form during a full moon; my next door neighbor is more of a where-bunny. After church, we came home to discover that my children were not doomed to a truly plastic-egg-deprived Easter, after all. We had our yearly hunt through the back yard . . . a challenging hunt indeed, because our particular Easter Bunny climbs trees (in her bathrobe, even!) to hide her loot. And the squirrels always steal some of the eggs for themselves.
|J-son hunts for eggs in the tree house.|
|N-son writes "THANK YOU" in his favorite block letters.|
Our neighbor's driveway becomes almost as colorful as the baskets on our dining room table.