One of the most important Christian holidays is Easter. According to the Gospels of the Bible, the Easter marks the resurrection from the grave of Jesus Christ.
Just like many other holidays which are celebrated today, traditions associated with Easter are difficult to translate and decipher today. Ever since the ancient times, eggs and rabbits have represented new life and been associated with spring festivals.
There has been a dispute over Easter as well, as some believe that it was originated before the birth of Christ, derived from a pagan festival called Eastre and named for a pagan goddess associated with spring while others believe that the word Easter is derived from a German word meaning “dawn of a new season.”
The Americans had a conflict and said that festivals should not be linked to Religions. But in 1700s, immigrants from Germany introduced the Easter Bunny to American folklore.
A combination of both, eggs and bunnies, can now be used to celebrate the holiday. All what one would need is plastic foam egg, two wiggle eyes, white tacky glue, pompoms in white and pink in various sizes, scissors, cardboard tube, White chenille stem along with one pink “bump” stem, thin floral wire, small silk flower, and a Pastel-colored fabric or ribbon.
Firstly, the cardboard tube is to be cut in a circle for the egg. Then the scrap of pastel-colored fabric or ribbon should be glued to the circle. Thirdly, half-inch pompons should be glued to the back of the egg as tail and two slightly smaller white pompoms to the front for feet.
White stems need to be wrapped around the bumps from the bump stem as ears. Then glue the wiggle eyes and a small pompom for nose. Two small pompoms are to be glued at the front of the egg for arms as well.
The bunny is now to be placed on the cardboard so that it stands upright, and there you are, the Easter gift is ready.