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Showing posts with label Easter Crafts. Show all posts

Easter Memories: Kabob's, Colored Deviled Eggs, & Chocolate Covered Oreo's

We went ahead and had some kitchen fun this afternoon. We did our own version of the Easter Kabobs, which turned out to be everything but Kabobs.

The only thing not pictured is the huge dish of egg-salad that I made, but you will see what we did with the rest of the eggs further down in the post.

 This is half of the block of chocolate (half inch thick) that we are waiting to add to the pan to melt. This is Ambrosia chocolate chunks that we got on sale and I ended up freezing.

 Here is the other half, nearly fully melted. Let me say, it took much restraint for all of us not to lick out of the pan.

 Marshmallows that we used. We decided to throw in the Giant Marshmallows that included both Strawberry and Vanilla flavored ones.

 These candy sprinkle container and the dish of sprinke decorations I got on sale for $1.00 a piece.

The kids were then let loose in the kitchen to do whatever they wanted. No "mommy" involvement was  one of the rules.

 Each of two kids that participated worked at their own " creation stations"

 Here is two of the "creations" using the HUGE marshmallows.

 These are animal cookies that we took from the cupboard, I am sure that "Cheeky Monkey" won't mind a bit with the alterations.

 He was being very careful when creating, it amazed me who deliberate he was with each of his designs.

 Then they grabbed a bag of pretzels. Some they stuck into the mini marshmallows and dunked in chocolate. Others they slathered in chocolate and decorated.

 Here is the platter with all of their creations added. They ate quite a few before we could get them on the platter.

 Here are the deviled eggs that we made. Since there are only two of us in the family that eat them, we only made a few. I love how these were so easy to make and they make such a dramatic colorful display. All we had to do was boil the eggs like normal when cooking hard boiled eggs. Wait for the eggs to cool a bit, peel, and drop into cups with food coloring {of choice} added. We let them dry on paper-towels before cutting.

 We ran out of filling so here are two egg halves sitting and waiting to be eaten. They were shortly after this was taken. We made about 50 eggs in all, most ending up in the egg-salad.

 Another picture of the "Creation Platter"

We had a little melted chocolate left over, so what do you do with it. You grab the OREO's of coarse!!! Yep, these are the "Big People's" snack.

Updated Printable Easter Pack ~~ {HUGE Freebie}

Over at 3Dinosaurs.com a updated version of a wonderful free Easter Pack has been graciously shared! Be sure to leave some love for all the time she has put into this fantastic freebie! {Click on the photos to be taken to the website}

Contains over 30 pages with some of the following:
3 Part Cards. Which one is Different, What Comes Next, Size Sequencing, Prewriting Practice, Sorting, Pattern Cards, Matching Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Pieces Puzzles, 8 Piece Puzzle, Number Clip Cards, Basic Math, Beginning Sounds, Read Write the Room, 2 Color Easter Books with word tracing, Coloring Egg patterns, 6 Easter Egg Paths

Tot pack:
Basic prewriting, 2 part egg matching, 2 Matching sets, Coloring the Egg, and 9 Piece Puzzle

Update contains an additional 38 pages:
Fill in the Pattern, Small Book Black & White, Letter Tiles, Sort by Size, Writing, Coloring Pages, Cutting Practice, 10 Part Puzzle Counting by 10s, Easter Word Matching, Color by Size, Math Pages, Egg Color by Addition & Subtraction, Find the Ee's, Color the Story, Roll & Count, and Roll & Count Math.

Tot Pack 2 contains 15 pages:
Basic Prewriting, Dot Marker Letters, Trace the Shapes, Roll & Count, Easter Matching, and Tot Book Pages.

Easter Blank: 
3 Part Cards, 2 Piece Puzzles, Beginning Sound and Pocket Cards.

Couple of Easter Crafts

Bunny Candy ConeUse soft felt to create an adorable hanging cone for Easter candy treats. The bunny is simple to assemble with the template. The kids can help craft these felt bunny candy cones.


•1 9 x 12 Militia Soft Felt Sheet

•1 9 x 12 Lavender Soft Felt Sheet

•1 9 x 12 White Soft Felt Sheet


•Fabric Glue

•Single Hole Punch

•2 3/8" Diameter Google Eyes

•30" of 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon


•Chenille Stem


1.Cut out Bunny Treat Cone Template pieces from template.

2.Arrange template pieces on corresponding felt and cut out:

9 x 12 Militia Soft Felt: Ear Inserts, Nose

9 x 12 Lavender Soft Felt: Bunny Cone

9 x 12 White Soft Felt: Teeth

3.Mark on the cone with pencil where holes are to be punched

4.Glue Google Eyes, Nose, and Teeth to Bunny Face.

5.Cut Chenille Stem into 6" Strip. Fold in Half.

6.Glue Chenille Stem behind bunny ears and into the cone.

7.Fold bunny into a cone shape, bringing the cone behind the Bunny Face. Glue into place.

8.Using single hole punch, punch holes where previously marked. Thread ribbon through holes, knotting the ribbon on the inside of the cone.

Bunny Peeps Bunting

 Sweet bunny and chick marshmallow Peeps have become a favorite symbol for Easter. Dana Willard came up this clever tribute to bunny peeps, with a bunny peeps garland made from yellow or pink felt.


•Felt- 1/2 yard or less, yellow or pink

•brown fabric paint

•pencil (or other round object)

•ribbon/fabric for bunting

•sewing machine

First, cut out your pattern. Click on pattern to open pattern in new window. Then "save as" to you computer. Open it in a Word doc and insert the picture so you can adjust the size for your needs. If you don't have a printer, just put a piece of paper up to your computer screen and trace the image right on top! You can also grab the pdf pattern here.

Okay, with your bunny pattern printed and cut out (I usually print on paper and then trace/cut an additional pattern out of cardstock or from a file folder. MUCH easier to trace around a stiffer bunny over and over again).

Fold your felt in half (because each bunny is a double-layer). You can make them single layered if you want the cheap/easy way. But it's less polished looking and a bit see-through. So I recommend double-layers. Then trace and cut out as many bunnies as you'd like. The pink bunting has 18 bunnies. The small yellow bunting has 9:
Time to decorate their faces. You'll only be decorating the front bunnies (the back bunnies are left plain). You'll need a pencil eraser or something round. And brown fabric paint. I prefer Tulip brand, Matte, Chocolate. Its cheap, $1.50 at most craft stores.

Dip your pencil eraser in the paint, and dab it right onto each bunny. The beauty of Peeps is that they're far from perfect. If you look at a box, each face is slightly different. So don't worry about being precise or even symmetrical!

Make sure you place a piece of paper under your bunny because paint may seep through to the back.

Let your bunnies dry for a hour or longer. If you're antsy, you can speed up the process by drying them with a blow dryer, but be careful that they don't fly all over the place!

While you're waiting for the faces to dry, prep your bunting ribbon. You can use fabric, ribbon, rope, colorful twine. My favorite method for making "ribbon" is to cut strips of fabric (I used double-layered white muslin in this case), sew the strips together to make a very long strip, and then I serge the edges. Perfect for wrapping gifts and in this case, for making a bunting. Each finished "ribbon" is about 100 inches long but that was much longer than needed.

Time to sew on your bunnies.

If you want the quick and easy way, grab a bunny back and a bunny front and sew that double-layered bunny to your ribbon and keep on going till you're bunnied out.

But if you want the slightly longer method that I did (it only took a bit longer)...

I sewed each bunny back on to the ribbon while the faces were drying. Just lay one down and sew across the ears:

 Then grab the next bunny back and repeat:

Sewing the backs on first makes the bunting a bit stronger, the bunnies are likely to be straighter, and it's more polished looking. After sewing the back bunnies on by their ears, you sew the front bunnies on top, sewing an outline around each one.

 Lay the front bunnies on top of the back bunnies and sew all the way around each one. Repeat this step till all your bunnies are on!