Today, I'm participating in Faith & Family Live's Small Successes. This has been a really busy week for me being Holy Week and all, but also we're traveling to Michigan on Good Friday for our new Goddaughter's baptism, and my son's 1st birthday is on Holy Saturday. Plus, I had an Easter party for my mother's group on Tuesday. So I have had a very very busy week. I thought I wouldn't get time for any "extras" between the packing and planning, but I have 3 small successes to share with you today!
1. I did a cute hand print Easter Lily craft with my 3 year old daughter. You can find the directions here. She loved it- especially the cutting! I am always meaning to do more art projects with her, so this was actually quite a success for me!
2. I made a set of Holy Week Eggs for my daughter. These are more commonly known as "Resurrection Eggs". Click here to see my directions to make your own set. It's a great way to go over Holy Week traditions with your kidos, and you just make them out of stuff you already have around your home! I was surprised at how much my 3 year old learned. Yesterday, she was playing with the palm from one and saying "Jesus rode in on a donkey!". It was so cute!
3. I made thrifty Easter basket treats. Yay! Check them out:
To make your own goldfish carrots, use fold-top sandwich baggies, fold as indicated in the picture below, and hold with a few pieces of tape. I won't insult your intelligence by explaining how to fill the bags and tie them with green ribbon. ;-) I found this idea on One Pretty Thing (one of my favorite blogs!)
You can print the labels for these "lamb tails" here. Honestly, I think making "bunny tails" out of marshmallows is a cuter idea, but the lamb thing seemed more Jesus centered rather than just piling on the Easter Bunny stuff.
These are just very inexpensive butter cookies with a spice drop in the middle. If your spice drop is a little too small to stay in the flower, give it a little "squish" by pinching it after inserting the spice drop in the cookie. Yes, you will break a few cookies :-) I got this amazing idea from Brenda at Party Planning Mom. Love her blog!
Ok, those are my 3 small successes this week. Time to go back to running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting ready for our car trip! So much for finding time for reflection on this Holy Thursday! :-)