Since we were just making these for fun I didn’t go to crazy with the decoration. Toodie decorated all of them and was having a little too much with the sprinkles! While we kept it pretty simple there are other things you can do with the flower pots. You can even take a flat lollipop ( Charms are perfect) and cover it with frosting, placing Easter candy corns in a circle to make a flower. Then sticking it in the middle of the cupcake. Another idea is to cut the tops of the cupcake off, fill the center with chocolate pudding, then lay the top back on so it is flipped over. This will give the affect and look of real dirt. After, you can add a little chocolate frosting or pudding on top with crushed Oreos. Last but not least, top it off with a gummy worm! The possibilities are endless and there really are so many cute ideas you can create with these. As you can see they also turned out pretty yummy…
If you are like me and NOT a Picasso then I suggest you find some sort of Easter egg outline to trace. Luckily I had a felt Easter Egg chair cover on hand that my mom had purchased last year. I went ahead and roughly traced it, cutting out the Easter Egg shape. Remember, it really does not have to be perfect because most of the edges will be camouflaged by the tissue paper. Next you go ahead and cover small areas with the glue stick so they can stick the tissue paper squares on. We did it in sections because Toodie liked to take short breaks here and there. When the egg is finished and covered you can punch two small holes in the top so you can string the ribbon through. This will allow you to hang up your masterpiece when finished. Since Toodie is just like her mommy and loves sparkle, we had to add some glitter!
The only thing I would probably do differently with this craft is to cut out a smaller egg. As you can see from the picture this thing was huge! Half way through I could tell Toodie was getting tired so we took a break and came back later to finish. If you have more than one child than the larger egg would probably be a great craft for them to work on together. The next day we decided to make mini eggs to give to family members and it was a much smoother process. Even though it took longer than expected I have to say that when finished it did make a beautiful front door decoration for everyone to enjoy.
Bunny Bait is a sweet treat used to make sure the Easter Bunny doesn’t forget to make his stop at your house this year. Have your children help you make the bunny bait to leave out just for the Easter Bunny. This colorful combination contains popcorn, white chocolate, plain chex mix, broken pretzel pieces, M&M’s, & a few colorful sprinkles. After breaking up the pretzel pieces you place them in a large bowl with the M&M’s, Chex Mix, and popped popcorn. Heat the white chocolate candy coating in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely smooth & melted. Drizzle the candy coating over the popcorn mixture and stir to coat. Spread out on a large piece of wax paper and top of with colorful Easter sprinkles. After it cools you can break off the pieces and put them in cute Easter bags to give away.
Bunny Smores are a fun spin-off to your typical smore. All you need are a few packages of Easter Bunny peeps, graham crackers, and individually packed Hershey chocolate bars. This is another one that only takes minutes to make and would be really cute to handout to any children you may be having at your Easter get together.
Bunny Brownies can be the perfect gift for a friend, neighbor, coworker, or your child’s teacher. Depending on how many you plan to make, you will need glass jars, Easter M&M’s, Marshmellow Peeps, and chocolate brownie mix. The idea is to give them everything they need to make Easter brownies. You can add your own festive Easter ribbon and a homemade tag with instructions.
This past weekend the Brio Tuscan Grill near our home had a fun filled event called the “Bunny Brunch.” During the Bunny Breakfast children had the opportunity to color festive pictures, decorate Easter eggs, and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Breakfast included a full buffet of eggs, bacon, seasoned potatoes, french toast, fruit, and a delicious spinach frittata.
It was no surprise that Toodie barely touched her plate and wanted to head straight to the room with the coloring tables set up! There were several coloring sheets to choose from and dozens of hard boiled eggs to decorate.She was in heaven. Last but not least she had her meeting with the Easter bunny. I don’t think she even knew what to really make of their encounter considering she just stared for a good 10 minutes. Hopefully this has warmed her up to meet him again at the mall later this week. But I still have a feeling I may end up sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap with her just like I did with Santa last year!