Today’s Step Inside idea is to use that shiny,
lovely foil from your Easter egg or eggs to make
treasures! In Step Outside’s ‘The London Treasure Trail’,
Baby Tembo visits the jewellery centre of London,
Hatton Garden, and looks at the beautiful gems there,
especially the giant amethyst geode
outside one of the jewellers. Here is a picture of him beside it.
The foil that covers Easter Eggs comes in beautiful, rich colours, rather like jewels. There is a lot of purple foil about, like Tembo’s amethyst geode! But there are plenty of other vibrant colours too.
You can make jewellery by wrapping small objects, maybe dried peas or beans, tiny pebbles or pieces of pasta in foil, then sticking them to a cardboard ring, or crown. What jewels can you make? Here is a colour guide:
Red – ruby
Blue – sapphire
Green – emerald
Diamond – silver
Amber – orange
Topaz – yellow
There are jewels of almost every colour, so whatever colour your foil is, it will be like a jewel. We would love to see photos of your finished crowns or jewellery. Please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org , post them to our Facebook page (Step Outside Guides) or tweet them to us @StepOutsideLDN
To make a crown:
Draw a zigzag lengthways along a piece of paper or cardboard.
Cut along the zigzag, then join two ends together to make a long strip. Fit it to your head and make a mark where you will join them to make a crown. It is easier to decorate first, then join the crown up.
Here's the crown, ready for its jewels. I couldn't add jewels cos I haven't had any Easter egs yet!
Here's the zigzag pattern drawn on the card
First of all, everyone at Step Outside would like to wish all of you who are Stepping Inside a very Happy Easter!