(illustration from Brian Wildsmith's 12 Days of Christmas)
For the 6th day of Christmas (6 geese-a-laying), I decided to NOT make yet another set of bird ornaments and instead go for a more symbolic choice--just the eggs. They represent the geese and the "a-laying" portion of this song.
I glued some felt to a cereal box and cut out some egg shapes. I had some black cardboard from a shipping envelope, so I cut a few egg shapes from that as well.
I placed all of the supplies in a little egg carton and let Juliet have free reign over how she wanted to decorate the eggs. I thought she would go nuts and create a big, messy masterpiece with glitter, jewels and sequins everywhere (like she did with the turtledoves), but no. She spent a whole 2 minutes on these and came up with this:
Simple and elegant. Just ONE sequin or jewel per egg. And then she declared that they "were all done now." I asked if she wanted to add a little more and she said no. So we let them dry and then hung them up in all their minimalist splendor.