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In this Issue:
Coloring Easter Eggs
Update on baby Jabby
Newest Product Offerings
Come April 23, 2000, it is Easter time once again! For many of us Christians,
it is a time of great rejoicing since it reminds us of the victory won for us through
Christ's death and resurrection. How do we celebrate Easter to the full, specially
as it is a Jubilee Easter? Click to our Easter page for some ideas.
Coloring Easter Eggs
Easter eggs may either be just plain hard boiled eggs or blown eggs. For blown eggs,
first soak in a solution of vinegar and water. This makes the shell more receptive to
color. Make a tiny hole at either end of the egg, and blow slowly until the yolk
comes out (save it for baking).
For hard boiled eggs (which we prefer), again,
either soak in a vinegar solution or add vinegar to the water you use to boil it.
Crayon resist is our favorite method for decorating
Easter eggs. It is quick and easy and yet, with the right choice of colors, the
effects are beautiful. To make eggs in a variety of colors, prepare bowls with the
different colors of food coloring. Add a spoonful of vinegar to the colored
water (you can also try using vegetable color dyes). Decide on what color your
background will be and make lines, squiglies, zigzags and other designs on the egg using
the colors which contrast well with your planned background. Light colors like
yellow, white, and apple green work very well with dark backgrounds. Remember to use
the crayon heavily for best results. After making the design, dip the egg in the bowl of
food coloring. Take it out when you have the shade you want. You can also try
dipping half the egg in one color and the other half in another color.
Try out these color combinations:
Dark blue food coloring with yellow, white, red, orange, apple green or fuschia
Dark green food coloring with yellow, white, red, orange, light blue, or fuschia crayons
Red food coloring with White, yellow, green, or blue crayons
Easter Story Cookies
To be made the evening before Easter
1c. whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
Preheat oven to 300 (this is important-don't wait
you're half done with the recipe)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat
them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by
the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar
into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty
on the cross he was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let
them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.
this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus'
followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27
So far the ingredients are not very
1c. sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the
story is that Jesus died because He loves us.He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color
white represents the purity in God's eyes of those
whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isa.1:18 and John 3:1-3.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper
covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound
represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matt. 27:57-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and
turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape
and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was
sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave
the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers
were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a
cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a
bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter
Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and
Read Matt. 28:1-9
Update on Baby Jabby
In our Papemelroti welcome issue, we mentioned the story of Jabby, a courageous
little's boy's battle with biliary artesia. Well, now you and I can pitch in and
lend a helping hand to fund his liver operation. Soon, on May 31 and June 1, the
family and friends of Jabby along with Genesis Inc. will hold 2 more fundraising concerts
for him at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas.
On June 31, the performers will be Gary Valenciano,
Ogie Alcasid, Carlo Orosa, Lani Misalucha, Ralion Alonso, Mitch Valdes, Nanette Inventor,
Powerplay Band and the Manouevers.
On June 1, Martin Nievera, Apo Hiking Society, Side
A Band, Ang4gettables, Jon Santos, VIP Dancers, Streetboy Dancers, and Ugoy-Ugoy Band.
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