Sunday, 24 April 2011

Eggs, Eggs and more Eggs!

Hey there, guess what? Easter is this weekend!, but I am sure all of you knew that, ha.
Something that my family loves to do for Easter is make colorful Easter egg.
Here are the steps on how to make an Easter egg:
Paint brushes
The Actual Steps:
  1. Hard boil the eggs
  2. Use blown eggs (to be able to keep your creations forever):
    1. Poke a small hole at each end of the egg
    2. Break up the yolk inside with a sharp object
    3. Gently blow into one end of the egg to allow its contents to come out; you can use:
    4. Wash the inside of the egg out with water
    5. Let the egg dry for a little bit
    6. Start paintint!
    7. Let it dry for a while
      And there you go! Your end result is a colorful Easter Egg!
    I sure hope your egg turned out looking better then mine did!
This is a cool looking Easter Egg:(photo taken from here)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Earth Day

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. This holiday originated in 1977 and has been held on every April 22nd since. It is now celebrated in more than 150 countries worldwide. The point of it is to create awareness and inspire action to protect Earth, as well as to just celebrate nature.

There's an endless array of possibilities for how you could spend your Earth Day honoring our planet. Here are just a few.

-Plant a tree
-Or just plant some plants
-Cut down on the animal products you consume. You don't have to go vegan, or even vegetarian, but just eating a little less could make all the difference
-Speaking of food...try buying more local things. Farmer's market, anyone?
-Turn off the lights when you leave a room
-Donate money to environment causes
-Pick trash somewhere outside, like a park
-Ride your bike or walk somewhere (or take the bus!) instead of using a polluting car
-Recycle things (that's what those big blue bins are for :P)
-Just spend time outside, enjoying nature. You could go outside and play soccer, or go swimming, or have a picnic with your friends or family (things that I would totally do if I wasn't sick right now...)

I could go on and on...there are lots of things you could do...but I'll spare you right now.

Also, if you have nothing better to do, you should take this quiz from the Earth Day website to find out about your personal environmental impact on the Earth. I took it, and let's just say I'm not as green as I could be... How green are you?

Plant a tree, like this one, planted a few years ago, and the tiny one behind it that we planted a few months ago. (It has leaves now!) 
Happy Earth Day, everyone!