By Glenda Lehman Ervin, Lehman’s Hardware

Editor’s Note: In less than a week, Easter will be here along with the month of April! Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing, shares with Country Life fun, easy Easter crafts that she does with her children. It’s a great way to spend time with your family and create new traditions that your little ones will treasure for years to come.

The Egg Craft (also affectionately known as “Egg People”)Egg People

What you need:

  • Eggs (one egg per an “egg person”)
  • A little bit of soil
  • Rye seed
  • A few drops of water
  • Markers or paint

Carefully chop the top off of eggs, and keep the eggs for cooking or breakfast.

Plant soil in the bottom of each egg, dropped with rye seed (which grows very quickly).  Within a few days, your “egg people” should be sporting green hair.  Use only a drop or two of water each day or the seeds won’t germinate. Decorate the faces and you have an adorable centerpiece.

A Nest Full of TreatsNest Treats

What you need:

  • Crisped rice cereal, marshmallows and butter to make cereal treats
  • Marshmallow birds, jelly beans, and/or any other treats you want to fill your nests
  • A greased muffin pan

Using the traditional recipe for these cereal treats, form them into a shape of a nest.  Here’s the only tricky part – you have to form them before they harden, which means they are hot!  I used a greased muffin tin to get the shape I wanted without burning my hands. When they are cooled you can fill them with jelly beans, marshmallow birds, or whatever suits your fancy!

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