Jelly Bean Pussy Willows

Jelly Bean Pussy Willows
By Laura Churchill Duke

What are your family’s Easter traditions?

My earliest memories of Easter are with my grandmother. She would assign each of my siblings and I a room in her house, where she had previously hidden tons of jelly beans. We couldn’t wait to start hunting! As kids, we also always made Easter scavenger hunts for our parents to follow, and now I do the same for our boys, even though they are 10 and 11.

My new favourite Easter craft works equally well as a general spring decoration. All you need is:

A bag of jellybeans
Toothpicks with pointy ends
Floral tape
Sticks that resemble pussy willows

Start by stabbing the jellybean with the sharp end of the toothpick. Be careful because they can slip and stab you! Small children will need you to do this for them.

Line the toothpicked jellybeans along the stick, wrapping the floral tape around it to keep it in place. The result will be beautiful jellybean pussy willows that will last year after year for decorations! Full instructions can be found at valleyfamilyfun.ca/jellybean-pussy-willows.

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