So, I was talking to my friend Amy week about what she was putting in her kiddo's Easters baskets. She says this and that and a whiz-bang-whatsit...and then she drops a bomb: No Easter Grass.
Amy runs a no Easter grass household. Amy is a neatknick. Nobody gets to wear shoes in her house and her get kids get grassless baskets. She's practically Joseph Stalin. Did you hear me? NO GRASS.
So I says, I says, Why?
She says, It's messy.
I says, But it's Easter. How is the bunny going to roost in the basket with no grass?
She says, Bunnies don't roost. Besides, I don't give them bunnies. Too much chocolate. The kids get a few small toys and some snack bags with crackers and fruit chews.
Then I drifted off in a daydream about stealing Amy's kids and giving them cake and kittens and seeing PG13 movies without parental guidance. Amy was not amused. So then I told her how to make Easter grass at home without the mess;
Just fold it up a bunch of times and leave the middle inch open, then slice a bunch of fringes and stuff. The middle seam will keep it together so you just plop it in the basket.
Oh, errrr, here, I'll just take pictures and write a blog post about it.
See, by leaving the middle seam in tact, all the grassy string bits will stay connected. No mess. Just one big octopus plop of tissue paper. Or newspaper. Or old wrapping paper. Or whatever. It will all stay together nice and neat. Your cat won't get a chance to eat it. Your kids won't get it caught in their hair. Your Easter bunny will have a nice and kooshy place to setup while waiting for the celebrations Easter morning.
And Amy, that bunny is totally roosting.