and she loved a little boy. And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples. And they would play hide-and-go-seek. And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade. And the boy loved the tree.... very much. And the tree was happy..."
First, we decided to start with one of our favorite books by Elsa Beskow called "the sun egg".
It is a story about a little wood elf who happens to find something quite mysterious in the woods and she thinks its an egg from the sun! (its really a juicy orange) The illustrations in the book are lovely and the story is too.
We sat down and chomped on some oranges right after our read.
We then went on to make our own "sun egg" ...
what did it look like?
We hard boiled an egg.
Used turmeric to dye it...
Then placed some parsley leaves in with the egg into a stocking and
dipped it in the turmeric dye for 30 minutes...
And this is what we got...
OUR SUN EGG.
For dinner we also made some "sunny" risotto... all inspired by honeypie.
She wanted a bit of green (peas), a bit of yellow (corn, butternut squash and cheddar), as well as some chicken broth and parmesan cheese.... well seasoned and YUM.
These were our "sun " adventures!
PS... if you'd like to make some "sunny" sun prints using sunflowers...
It was a wonderful mother's day weekend! (Hope yours was too!)
We invited some friends over for a mama's day tea party and some art crafting... just the girls.
We used my Alice in wonderland tea set which Honeypie had been aching to use and made some blueberry peach tea. We also made some veggie platters and finger sandwiches... peanut butter and jam and cream cheese and cucumber. The mama's had egg salad on whole grain and also some yummy tuna.
Would not have been complete without some cupcakes ofcourse in pink frosting!
Our craft which ended up taking a bit longer to make and is still "work in progress" were a mama and kid- potato print "matching" t-shits with a bouquet of spring flowers.
It was a lovely day!
Getting ready for some "potato printing!"
We added ribbons and buttons...
We want to turn the t-shirts into art smocks and they still need ribbon for tying in the back...