When Easter comes, a merry train
the robin, wren and starling,
With song and wing are here again
And many another darling
The bluebird and the oriole,
the martin and the swallow.
"Away", they chant,"with grief and dole
Here's spring, and summer'll follow!"
When Easter comes, when Easter comes
Then winter's spell is over!
Erelong we'll hear the elfin drums
Where bees are deep in clover
After we catch the swaying lilt
Of winds among the daisies
And see the rosecups sweetness spilt
Among the garden mazes.
When Easter comes, ah! happy day
E'en tears like dewdrops glisten
And songs climb up the heavenward way
While angels bend to listen
For love and life and joy untold
Are in the age-long story
That spells itself on harps of gold
And thrills with endless glory.
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This version is made for anyone age 2+ and up. There are a lot of paper rose crafts made from coffee filters, but this one is easy for little hands and attention spans!
- coffee filter (either shape will work but for this demo I used the cone shaped kind)
- washable markers (watercolor markers will not work, must be washable markers)
- squirt bottle with water
- green pipecleaners (1 needed for each flower)
Let dry. This will happen pretty quickly in the sun.
Once dry, roll up and scrunch so it resembles a flower. Pinch the bottom end into a point and wrap green pipecleaner around end, leaving a tail for the stem. Plant your flower in a small vase, terra cotta pot or paper cup...add a bit of green tissue paper or Easter egg grass to fill in the pot. Or attach the flower to a card to bring some cheer!