Tuesday, 19 March 2013

wooden easter eggs gift ♥




one of lucy's favourite tasks in the kitchen is cracking eggs... and then playing with the yoke!
she also really likes peeling the shells off hard-boiled eggs.

i've been collecting all sorts of beautiful things to add to lucy's future play kitchen and thought that easter would be the perfect opportunity to give her a half-a-dozen wooden eggs.

please continue to read more... including *free egg carton templates*


wooden eggs are available all over etsy (search 'wooden eggs') and other online stores (such as here for my canadian friends; haba eggs). most of the eggs labeled as 'toys' are smaller than actual eggs and are made for little hands. but i wanted lucy to have actual chicken sized eggs seeing as she already knows what they look like and how they feel to hold in her hands. i also wanted to avoid having potential chocking hazards for when other little ones come over to play.

whenever i'm searching for wooden products, i turn to lee valley. they have such a wide variety of products (i think i've gotten my dad a christmas present from there several years in a row...) and absolutely fantastic customer service. their wooden eggs and cups are very affordable (half-a-dozen eggs and two cups costs $8.20). i also used their beeswax just to protect the eggs from any liquid damage (such as 'tasting' the eggs...). because the eggs have a slightly flat end, i sanded them lightly to get rid of the round edge before waxing them. i also painted a few white rings around the egg cups, mostly to separate them from the colour of the eggs (note: i first tried dipping the edges of the cup into paint... learn from my mistake - it doesn't work well because an air pocket forms inside the cup and then pops as you dip the cup... and therefore splashes some paint over your nice and crisp line... ugh...)

the egg carton came from a six-pack of president's choice organic eggs (the label peeled off easily). i would have taken one of our dozen-egg cartons and cut it in half, but the pc's carton has a properly fitted lid for six eggs. another perhaps more durable option would have been one of the clear plastic cartons. the only little problem with my carton is that the wooden eggs are too wide at the base, so i have placed them upside down so that the lid closes properly.

i had fun coming up with some labels for the egg cartons... and would like to offer them for you to use as a free template. of course, i ask that you please do not use them for the purpose of sales... i just thought i'd help you put together a cute little package for your cute little chicks ♥ please scroll down to see the many different options... including finnish options for lucy's finnish friends and my finnish readers ♥

i also made lucy a couple of sunny-side-up eggs using left over white linen and yellow wool from lucy's doll. if you're going to make some for your little one, make sure they are small enough to fit in their toy frying pan. the fabric eggs can be stored inside the top of the egg carton.

hopefully this will inspire you to put together a carton of beautiful eggs for your little one, for a friend, a niece or nephew or even a grandchild ♥


(click on the individual templates to print)

... a little information on 'free range eggs'





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6 comments:

  1. Love these! I might have to get some of those wooden eggs too.

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    1. oh your little guys will love them!!

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  2. So cute!

    Jenny
    Www.simcoestreet blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my lord these are too cute!!
    And just in time for Easter :)

    http://withlov32012.blogspot.ca/

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    1. yes! just in time for easter, though perfect for any time of year ♥

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