Easter

Have Fun this Easter with some easy DIY!

Easter Kool-Aid coloring really does work!

Pretty soon we will all be coloring eggs for Easter! Last year I tried the whole Kool-Aid coloring instead of the box coloring and it really does work! With this you wont need to buy a bottle of vinegar that you are only going to use once a year! All you need is Kool-Aid and water! You can buy Kool-Aid usually for 5 packs for a $1. I suggest you get the bold colors, the lemonade flavor doesn’t come out well.
To make: You add one pack of Kool-Aid to 2/3 cup of water.
Of course the longer you let the eggs sit, the better color results you end up with.
Not only do they come out cute they smell great! My kids love those scratch and sniff stickers – so they loved these fruity smelling eggs!
Happy Easter!

 

During Christmas I always make peanut butter balls so I thought I would try out Easter Eggs! They are really simple to make but I HIGHLY suggest using an egg mold that has more than 6 molds like I did – because you will be making these all day long! I have seen some people on Pinterest make them without the mold and shape there eggs with spoons but they really don’t come out all that pretty. So I found this mold at ACMoore and used a coupon and I believe I got it for less than $2.00. Right after Easter go check and they will probably be on clearance and you can use it for next Easter!
Peanut butter eggs
  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter, not natural peanut butter
  • 3 and 1/2 cups to 3 and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter. softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla its the best to bake with!)
  • Chocolate melting bark
Mix it all together with your blender, your mixture shouldn’t be sticking to your hands at all, if it is add a little more powdered sugar.
You first want to melt your chocolate and use about 1/2-1 tsp. of chocolate into each egg mold to coat the mold. Leave enough space for your peanut butter and top coat of chocolate. Once
 done put in freezer for a few minutes to set.
Once your chocolate is set I used about 3/4 tsp. of peanut butter mixture and press softly to mold to egg.
Now top your mixture with chocolate making sure its fully covered. And once again put in your freezer to set. Takes no longer than 5 minutes.
When you take them out you can smooth off the chocolate off the edges making your egg shape.
Once I had mine all done I used pink and blue melting chips and used a fork to spatter my eggs!

These are really affordable to make so far I have made 36 eggs and still have 1/2 peanut butter batter. They make cute treats! I found these cute Free Easter prints Here! Tied with some twine make perfect little Easter Treats!

So Pinterest has a thousand ideas that I love for Easter. I came across these Shabby Chic Easter Eggs from designdininganddiapers.com

Tutorial on these beauties found here by Design, Dining + Diapers.

I had just finished my Jute twine covered letter and had extra twine left. I came across some foam white Easter eggs at Dollar Tree that I purchased and decided to use them instead of plastic eggs. They are smaller than the plastic ones, but still cute none the less.

 

Just add ribbon and buttons.

Sierra may color eggs every year, but I do not. Why? Well I do not eat boiled eggs, and neither does my Crew. So it is wasteful to just dye them and throw them out. In the past we have decorated plastic eggs with stickers. This year I decided to let them decorate cutouts of eggs to display.

My 6-year-old’s version of Chevron

What you will need to make this Easter Egg Garland
Pastel scrapbook pages (I chose Easter Colors)
Egg cutout, freehand an egg or Egg cookie cutter. I had an Egg cookie cutter on hand to trace on the paper.
String, twine, yarn or ribbon
Tape

I traced the cookie cutter on different colors of paper. I traced about 3 of each color. Then had the kids cut them out. I then had them decorate them. They could color them or draw on them. You can even paint, decorate with stickers or washi tape.

Next I taped my eggs on string and hung the garland up for all to see. This is extremely easy and children love to do it.

Easter is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Could be due to my fondness for Bunnies.

So I had my kiddos decorate some scribble art bunnies. I saw this on good ol’ Pinterest and decided to do her directions. You can find them here

I glued a cotton ball to one and pink pom pom to the other. I found the bunny templates at Craft JR HERE

 

 

 

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