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17 March 2002
Celebrate Easter Without Eggs

By Renee Wheeler for United Poultry Concerns
http://www.upc-online.org/s97hunteggs.html 

You can have all the pleasure and surprise of a Spring Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt without using eggs. Most of the supplies listed here can be found at any large craft store. Some are stocked only around Easter. By checking yearly you can gather an assortment of Easter decorations to be used again and again.

Ideas for Replacing Hen Eggs

Craft stores offer a variety of "eggs" such as plastic, paper mache, wood, even glass. For young children and a fun party, use plastic eggs and colorful stickers appropriate for Easter. Card shops, fabric shops, even supermarkets, carry fake eggs and Easter decorations. Children can put stickers on these eggs, which can be hidden as is, or small trinkets or other treats can be placed inside. More artistic eggs can be created using paper mache, wooden or glass eggs. Most wooden and paper mache eggs are brown so you may want to paint them with a coat of white paint. (Tempera or craft store paint works fine.) After painting the eggs white, they can be further decorated with paints. There are all kinds of paint ranging from poster paints to t-shirt paints, which puff up when used. Fabric scraps, fake stones, and glitter can be glued on, and colorful pictures can be cut out and pasted on the eggs.

Children as young as 2 enjoy painting, gluing, and pasting on glitter. As you look around the craft shop notice all the different "eggs" you can display, "hunt," and give as gifts. Parents can choose to save 1 or 2 eggs their children decorate each year. You can't do that with hens' eggs.

Upcoming Special Days

St. Patrick's Day
http://www.pcrm.org/health/Recipes/st_patty.html

Passover Seder Ideas
http://www.vrg.org/recipes/passover.htm

Vegan Easter Goodies & Ideas
http://www.veganfamily.co.uk/easter.html

General Vegan Recipe Links
http://www.theanimalspirit.com/vl.html#recipes

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