Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Messy Messy Messy

I am loving Scribbit's Winter Bazaar and all the fun things that people are coming up with.

My contribution for today is "Messy, messy, messy" eggs. Or felt fried eggs. You will need a plastic egg, some white and yellow felt, scissors, thread, a pinch of stuffing, some pins, and something round (hence the bottle of paint).

Fold your white felt and cut out two fried egg shaped blobs. Trace a small circle onto your yellow felt and cut it out.

Blanket stitch (or regular stitch, I just think the blanket stitch is pretty) the yellow circle onto one of the white blobs. Before you come full circle, shove a pinch of stuffing into the yellow circle and then stitch shut. Now place the two white blobs together and blanket stitch around. (I stitched my whites together first and it made sewing the yellow circle on more difficult).

Now your kids can crack eggs on your kitchen floor all day long while repeating the famous line from Frosty The Snowman, "Messy, messy, messy," until you go a bit batty. My daughter got one of these for Christmas and I'm not kidding about going batty.

I'm going to make one of these for every kid and hide them with the rest of the Easter eggs. If I were industrious like Scribbit I would have made a bunch of them and offer to sell them to you but I'm too busy eating my new ice cream to be that cool.

Oh, and if you happen to have, or can get your hands on those thick round magnets you can use them in your yolk so the egg can do double duty as a fridge magnet. The magnet also helps the eggs fall from the egg shell better (more like a real egg).


Packer Family said...


Childlife said...

LOL! I love that quote from Frosty :D We use it year round around here! :)

Those eggs look super fun... more fun than the laundry sitting there waiting for me...*sigh*

(Oh, and I LOVE your new flavor... going to have to try that one for sure!)

Amber M. said...

Those are so funny. My daughter is so into "pretend" cooking lately...she'd love to fry up a couple of these in her plastic frying pan!

Anonymous said...

Those are cute! My daughter loves play food.

Tama said...

Cute idea!

Erika said...

I'm going to fly you out to do classes with my son 1x a week. How does that sound? :-)
Thanks for posting on my blog about dating. I always appreciate your comments, you are so insightful and really put thought into what you are saying.

Shannon said...

If you're interested in a good audio book, let me know. We borrowed the classic Treasure Island from a friend while on a road trip last year and it was one of the best versions I had heard. The reader was phenomenal with the voices!

just jamie said...

Are you kidding me? I dub you Martha Stewart. My kids will be lucky to get just the plastic egg. :)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

okay...now that is just plain cute! I love it!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Those are darling ... hmmm, blanket stitch vs. regular stitch?!? You got me there :) !!

Jen@BigBinder said...

Oh! Play food that isn't plastic; what a novel idea :) I love it!

Cheri said...

So clever!

Amber said...

I think that is something even I can handle! I'm off to Scribbet's to check out the rest....

Jennifer said...

Hi there!
I just came across your blog and the name jumped out at me.
I love it.
I LOVE ice cream too. Although I don't eat it as much as I would like too.
My all time favorite ice cream would be Moose Tracks. YUMMY YUM YUM!!!!

I love this felt fried egg. That is soooo cute and clever of you.

I just thought I would stop and say hey.
I will visit again soon.

in TN

Scribbit said...

Those would also be fun for April Fool's Day too--love them!

Erin said...

These are adorable. I'll be making a couple for my daughter.

By the way, I thought of your blog as I took a bite of a "limited edition" Dreyers (or Edy's based on your location) icecream: Pineapple Coconut. It's fabulous. It'd probably be great side-by-side with your banana sesame stuff.