Here are some Easter eggs we dyed. This site, Designer Easter Eggs, has instructions for all the techniques you see in the basket. (Thanks to Barbara for the link.) They were very simply done with items we already had around the house, like rubber bands and star stickers, and of course food coloring, vinegar, and a little vegetable oil for the marbleized ones.
These are some books we got at our library book sale recently. We only paid 10 - 25 cents each for these. Click on the picture to enlarge.
Just the other day as I was loading the dishwasher, I heard my sweet little five year old's voice behind me saying, "Mommy, look." This is what I saw when I turned around. A wad-o-snails.
After I jumped back, screeched, "Getthosethingsoutofhere!" and flapped my hands in front of my face a few times, you know, to disperse any snail cooties, I just had one word.