So you might have thought A Nest for All Seasons has gone ALL GARDEN -- ALL THE TIME lately, but rest assured, I am still planning many DIYs, arts and crafts for kids and other home-centric posts amidst the garden fever this spring. With the Better Homes and Gardens contest and the snow FINALLY melting outdoors, it seems plants are on my mind 24-7. How about you? Craving tulips yet?
Today we are going to take a little garden break and talk about playing chess and Easter eggs. This craft ideas for your kids takes just a few minutes to put together, a few dollars to purchase supplies and can provide hours of brain-building fun! [If you pick up a cheap cutting board at the thrift store and perhaps have the bottlecaps and hot glue on hand like I did -- this project will be SUPER cheap for you!]
- Wooden Eggs - small
- Wooden Eggs - large
- Wood Burning Tool
- Hot Glue and Gun
- Cutting board or Scrap wood (I found mine cheap at IKEA)
- Stain pen or woodstain
- Optional - Baby Quail Eggs and Pennies
To differentiate the two sides of the board, one set of eggs needed to be a little different. While half stayed the natural wood color, the other half got burned.
Chess is slightly more complicated, but easy enough for young children, with a large egg serving as the queen,