For all of you crafty folks out there,
you can make your own tree to surprise your child and complete the story!
(And if you're not so crafty, we have an option for you, too)
Here’s one suggestion on how to craft your own tree:
**Spoiler Alert!** This is NOT a craft to do with the kids.
It should be done on the sly to protect the element of surprise & magic on Easter morning :-)
What you will need:
- Newspaper (for spray painting)
- 2-3 small-medium sized branches from a tree
- String (twine works best)
- Spray paint
- Glitter (optional)
- Pipe cleaners (for hanging candy on the tree)
- And, of course, candy! Wrapped candy works best.
Gather a few branches and tie them together with the twine
Place the branches on newspaper and spray paint them (it’s best to do this step outside, so the paint doesn’t ruin your precious indoor thingamajigs)
If using glitter, sprinkle glitter on the branches while the paint is still wet
When paint is dry, wind a portion of a pipe cleaner around a branch of the tree (making sure to leave enough extra pipe cleaner available to wind around the candy.)
Wind the remaining pipe cleaner around a wrapped piece of candy. Repeat for each piece of candy that you want on the tree. And, Voila! A candy tree has bloomed!
Plant the tree in the same pot that your child planted the seeds. Do this step on Easter eve, while your little darlings are sound asleep (they’re just so darned cute when they’re asleep, aren’t they?)
Soak up the joy & cuteness on the faces of your wee little ones as they revel in the wonder and magic that you created for them.
Give yourself a pat on the back, because you are awesome and you know it :-)