Wooden Easter eggs made by Greg Morsches. Courtesy of BCAN.

Wooden Easter Eggs Spread Springtime Cheer

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TOLEDO, Ohio – A Toledo-area man is using his woodworking skills to bring some springtime joy to his community during the coronavirus pandemic.

My Uncle Greg Morsches, has been making wooden Christmas gifts for as long I can remember. However, this is the first time his work is being shared with those outside the family.

“I love woodworking,” Morsches said. “Ever since I started helping dad when I was a little kid I loved it. It’s enjoyable, obviously it’s hard work but the feeling of accomplishment you get when you finish a big project, along with the joy it can bring to other people are the best parts to me.”

Morsches’ eggs. Courtesy of BCAN

Morsches said the process began when he stumbled across some wooden Easter eggs he had made a few years ago. He took them to my grandparents’ house and hammered them into the front yard. Soon after, neighbors began asking Morsches for a wooden egg or two for their yards, requests he had no problem fulfilling.

“In a difficult time like this I thought it would be nice to have a distraction,” Morsches said. “The goal is just to make people smile.”

Morsches said he’s already made 30 eggs and he’s in the process of making 15 more, but could make up to 80 eggs in total, depending on demand.

“I had no idea people would want them,” he said. “I was shocked. Maybe I shouldn’t have been shocked because everyone is at home now on their computers because they can’t do anything else, so it kind of blew up very quickly.”

The eggs became an overnight sensation on Morsches’ neighborhood Facebook page.

“I have no issue making that many eggs,” he said with a laugh, “I don’t want people’s money or anything like that, I just want them to enjoy the eggs as much as I enjoy making them.”

Morsches said the families and children of his neighborhood may try to find all of the eggs, but it’s not going to be easy.

“I’d wish them luck,” he said. “If you want to try to find all the eggs, go for it, but they’re all over the neighborhood. I’m not sure yet how many there are going to be when it’s all said and done, but as of now there’s 30, soon to be 45 eggs all over the neighborhood.”

Good luck searching and don’t forget social distancing.