Sunday, April 29, 2012


An Easter Wink...

Did you miss me? I know, I know... it has been forever since my last post and despite my new year's promise... I have failed miserably! I never thought job and new photography business and new photography blog and toddler and family illness and LIFE would get in the way so much? Okay, so maybe there are a few more things on my plate these days, but no excuse when it comes to documenting the family and I am so far behind, it is going to be hard to catch up... but catch up I will. I thought I would start with a little wink from Easter.

When it comes to creating classroom treats for 2 year olds, you have to get creative. I will be ready when small objects and candy are no longer a concern, wink! Pinterest has been a great tool for me, like the Valentine heart crayons. This next one is a spin off of an idea of a friend's class and I was so excited! Thank you Ashley! I really try and get Liam involved whenever I can. I think it adds a personal touch and even though they may not be perfect, they have character and he is so proud of his work!

We worked all day to create the most adorable egg-shaped chalkboard's for his entire class! Happy Easter friends!

What you will need:

  • Cardboard (I used squares, but you can use old shipping boxes as well)
  • Something round or Oval (this is to draw off your egg. I used a circle and just traced half of the circle and then finished off the top to create an oval)
  • scissors
  • chalkboard paint (I found pink and blue at Hobby Lobby for a fun feel!)
  • paint brush (the foam brushes work really well)
  • raffia or ribbon
  • clear bags
  • chalk
Trace each of your ovals and cut them out of cardboard. They paint two coats of chalkboard paint to cover the shape. Let dry. Assemble your chalkboard egg and piece of chalk into a clear plastic bag and tie it off for each friend. Honestly, I think these would be great for any holiday or birthday party! Let me know if you create some of your own!

1 comment:

  1. What a clever idea! Inexpensive and won't rot their teeth! Love it! XOXO Gigi