Thursday, March 29, 2012

stART ~ Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs

Welcome to stART!  I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

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This week we enjoyed reading Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs, by Janet Morgan Stoeke.  In this story, Minerva  finds an Easter Basket that she thinks is a hat for her to wear.  When she puts it on she notices an egg inside of it.  Minerva Louise does not want the egg to be cold so she sits on it to warm it with her fluffy feathers.  As she is looking for the egg’s mother she notices another egg and then another egg.  Soon she decided to tell her friends what is going on, when they come out all the eggs are gone.  They look for answers however the Chocolate Easter Bunny and Marshmallow Chicks are no help!  Finally they find one last colorful egg that is quickly snatched up by a little hand.  The other hens felt better that the “farmers” were doing a good job taking care of the eggs and left, but Minerva Louise, found a nice full Easer Basket for her nest.

The girls loved this book and especially how silly Minerva Louise is!  To go along with this book we made some of our own colorful eggs. When I saw the idea to use jell-o powder with glue like on Pinterest I knew that we had to try it and that it would work perfectly with this book.

I cut out egg shapes for each of the girls and placed them on a cookie sheet.  I also poured the powdered jell-o mix into  egg coloring cups, that I saved from last year, in corresponding colors. IMG_2167 IMG_2174IMG_2169IMG_2175  The girls made designs with their glue and then spooned the jell-o over the glue like using glitter.  It was a lot of fun to watch the pale jell-o mix turn a vibrant color as it hit the glue. (The jell-o was a pale color, I picked up one great value one from Walmart and it was a dark red color to start so the effect was not as dramatic)  It also smelled amazing as they were working!


IMG_2172 IMG_2171 This project was fun for all of the kids!

 IMG_2195Emily’s Egg

IMG_2196 Juliette’s Egg


sbswtp said...

So fun!!! We also like using Jello as glitter :-)

Kristina said...

Love the eggs! I'm sure the kiddos had a blast-- who dosen't love to play with "glitter!"

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It is very cool to watch the Jell-O turn bright as it touches the glue!

Kylie said...

Oh wow very cool way of decorating the eggs :-)

Brittney said...

As I was reading, I was thinking how good it must smell!

Jackie Higgins said...

Fun! I've never thought of using jello as glitter but I bet it would be a lot safer than glitter.

Cindy said...

So pretty! Looks fun too! Definitely going to have to try "jello-glitter"!!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Interesting idea! We liked this book when daughter was a preschooler.

Unknown said...

Oh! I've got to try that jello trick! So pretty and bright.


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