April 2017 Magazines - Page 20

About In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of rebirth, new beginnings and fertility. They’ve been broken and smeared on gardening equipment with the hope of transferring their fertile magic to the soil for growing food; used by French brides as a way to bless their new homes; and probably most familiar to our culture, decorated and displayed as a vibrant way to welcome the coming of spring. Here’s a few new and creative ways to liven up your egg decorating routine this season. A quick search on Google or Pinterest will help with visuals. Black and White: If you’re a confirmed doodler you’ll love this idea. Grab a black Sharpie and go to town, mindlessly creating geometrics, lines, polk‐a‐dots or whatever elaborate pattern that comes to mind. 3rd Annual Hop & Bop Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival for Special Needs Children Just last year, then - U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made a surprising declara- tion regarding the greatest public health risk Americans now face. It isn’t cancer, nor is it heart disease. It’s the phenom- enon of being isolated, with the effects for children with special needs and their families especially at risk. In typical social environments – at school, the grocery store, the play- ground – the feeling that they do not belong at times is palpable. But in Southern Nevada, at least one nonprofit group has been working hard to break down barriers, open spaces and create events to combat the isolation these children and their families endure. Project Sunshine Nevada is pleased to present its 3rd annual Hop & Bop Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival for children with special needs and their families, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Horses4Heroes Community Center at Floyd Lamb Park, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Guests will enjoy entertainment, from live music and dancing to visits with the Easter Bunny. Children will be able to pet barnyard animals, Bungee Jump, and enjoy face painting and other activities. The event also features a resource fair, food truck treats, a Easter basket silent auction and an Easter egg hunt offering more than 7,000 eggs for children to find and add to their Easter baskets. Silk Tie Dyed Eggs: Silk ties or scarves are an especially beautiful way The event is free to all children with special needs or medical conditions. Family members and friends are encouraged to give a $5 donation to attend. The park charges $6 for parking, though it is free with a military ID. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP with the number of adults and children to RSVP@ProjectSunshineNevada.org. artistry. Raid dad or mom’s closet, or visit thrift stores for supplies, just make sure they’re 100% silk. Garden of Curiosity but lovely creations can be made with paper and fabric affixed directly 1 part Tio Pepe Sherry It’s modern, minimalist, and a cinch to create. to make eggs into something special. The patterns transfer directly to the egg, mimicking florals, stripes or characters for a subtle work of Decoupage: Ok, so you probably won’t want to eat them afterwards, 1 part Hendrick’s Gin tions or consider decorating those ugly, refillable plastic eggs for a Rose petal ice cube for garnish to the shell with decoupage. Use wooden eggs for permanent decora‐ hunt with added class. Washi Tape: It’s sticky, it’s colorful and it’s perfect for making decorator eggs in a snap. Whether you choose glitter, neon or your favorite emoji print, cut and paste your way to eggs with funky style. 1part St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur Place ingredients over ice in a mixing glass and stir. Pour over rose petal ice cube in an old fashioned glass. Cocktail courtesy of William Grant & Sons. Embroidery or String Eggs: A tad bit more on the tedious side, wrap‐ embroidery thread or striped string makes for an artistic statement that’s simple, yet striking. Au naturale: Want to go old school egg dyeing yet still be reassured that when you eat your eggs they won’t be filled with nasty ingredients? Take a tip from the ancient Indians, using veggies and spices including spinach, red cabbage, beets, dill seeds, and turmeric to color your eggs. Pretty and delicious! 20 April/May 2017 KNOW? ping eggs that have been applied with a thin layer of glue with shiny Honeybees are more likely to swarm during the spring. They swarm as a way to start new col ́ɽɕՍ͙հ)̸Mɥͥ䰁݅ɵ剕)ɔٕ䁑ѡЁɥѡ)ݥٕȁ啅ȸMѥԁ݅ЁѼ)ѕȁȁЁѡѡȁ)ѡȁݸ