Visiting Teaching Eggs

The March Visiting Teaching message talks about reaching out to others, strengthening the weak, and forming meaningful friendships with the sisters we visit. I’ve put together a teaching aid that goes along with these sentiments, and is also a fun Easter craft. Using the tutorial here, I used a starch mixture to stiffen embroidery floss in the shape of an egg.

You will need liquid starch (less than $3 at Wal-mart in the laundry aisle) and flour to make the stiffening mixture, water balloons, embroidery floss, and chocolate.

 

The printable I’ve put together has a couple quotes from the Ensign printed inside an egg-shaped card, directions to make the string eggs, and some symbolic references to it:

  • The string represents us when we are “weak”.
  • The glue strengthens the string, like each of us being edified through loving friendship – as visiting teachers we can ask sisters to Relief Society meetings, encourage gospel discussion, and cultivate spiritually uplifting relationships.
  • The chocolate inside the egg represents the “better way”, or a faithful testimony of Christ.

I then wrapped up the eggs in clear cellophane and tied on the card with pretty ribbons. You can download my printable below:

English (also in English – but slightly larger sized card)

Portuguese

French

Dutch

 

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14 Responses to Visiting Teaching Eggs

  1. Storme says:

    I used your handout last month.. and I loved it.. forgot how much I enjoyed making friendship bracelets :) .. The only thing I would have added if I hadn’t been doing it last minute :) .. is the note you had about the three color strands representing the three things listed in the saying.. I do want to make this egg! It is beautiful and so creative.. do you have the symbolic references about the string, glue and chocolate on the printable? Thank you so very much for sharing your talents with us!

    • Kristin says:

      Storme – I don’t know why I haven’t been putting those extra thoughts on the handouts, I just kind of liked weaving it into the conversation during our visits. For the eggs, you could cut the strip about symbols from the printable, then insert it into the egg, with part sticking out, for easy removal.

    • Becky says:

      White glue also works. I used that with regular balloons and yarn in my classroom.

  2. Mari says:

    LoVe this!!!
    Am going to get supplies and make today.
    Thank you sooooooo much for your creativity and sharing with all of us!!!!

  3. Mari says:

    Help! I have been to WalMart and Target and neither store in CT carries liquid starch; where did you get yours or any other ideas? Thanks!!

  4. Becky says:

    You can also use just regular white glue, I used to use regular balloons, glue, and yarn in my classroom to make spider webs. It was fun!
    Thank you sooooo much again for the idea and printable!!! I look forward every month to this just to see what you will come up with! I think I do my VTeaching because I love your handouts! You will surely be blessed for sharing your talents with others and inspiring fun in VTeaching!!!

  5. Becky says:

    I don’t really get the string or chocolate. Can you explain a little more??

    • Kristin says:

      Becky – thanks for the tip on the glue. The references for the string and chocolate go with the scripture: “And if any man among you be strong in the Spirit, let him take with him him that is weak, that he may be edified in all meekness, that he may become strong also”, and Pres. Monson’s quote: “reach out to rescue those who need our help and lift them to the higher road and the better way…”

  6. Mari says:

    Thanks for the white glue idea ladies! I used “Stiffy” from Micheal’s that worked really well. Can’t wait to awaken in the morning to the seven eggs (and hope they have dried well after rotating them :)
    Question: the handout is teeny tiny; could you please make it larger??
    Thank you SO much!!!

  7. Mari says:

    Awesome!
    We visit sisters like Sister Monson’s age so they need to be able to read it; I really appreciate the larger card link.
    Thank you Kristin!

  8. Maricela says:

    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. I’ve been making some of them for the sisters in my ward. About a 100 of them so usually I’m a month behind or I used one from a previous year.
    They loved them.

  9. Mercedes says:

    why this month is not in spanish?

  10. Amy says:

    How do you fit the chocolate in the egg?

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