Posts Tagged "easter"

3 Recipes to Use Your Easter Eggs In

You spent an entire afternoon coloring those Easter eggs. They look super-pretty. But, now Easter day is over and you’re stuck with a fridge that’s filled with hardboiled eggs. What can you do with those eggs? Check out these easy holiday recipes that you use on the day of or the day after. And, the kids can even help you with these family-friendly ideas. Keep in mind, only use eggs that have edible colors on them. If you’ve tried a silk dye activity, used paint or used anything else that is toxic, do not eat the eggs. Egg Salad Forget...

Easter Egg Paint Print for Kids

Are you looking for an easy Easter craft for your kids? If you have tons of those plastic eggs sitting around, then your kids can get artsy. With a little bit of paint you can make Easter prints! Your child can use the circle shape from the open part of the egg to make a bunny’s head, a chick’s body or spring flowers. Before getting started, pick out an Easter-themed design idea. Brainstorm possible print painting ideas, asking your child what shapes each is made from. For example, a bunny is a circle with two oval ears. Learning and Development...

Creative Coloring Ideas for Easter Eggs

Those traditional dip and dye Easter eggs are so yesterday. Okay, so the kids still enjoy them. But, there are so many options for coloring these holiday eggs. Before you go with the same old activity, check out these creative choices for coloring your eggs. Jelly Beans Instead of using food coloring, try jelly beans! How can you swap in the candy for the coloring? Choose a few dark or bold colors of candy (reds, blues, purples and dark greens work best). Add a few beans that are all the same color into a cup of water. Repeat to make...

4 Fun Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

The annual Easter egg hunt is a major hit with your kids. But, they’re getting tired of the same old search and seek game. This year, step up your holiday egg hunt and get creative with it. Check out these ideas for turning the Easter tradition into an awesomely imaginative fun time! The Golden Egg Even though you’re hiding dozens of brightly-colored eggs, only one of them is gold. And, it’s this golden egg that has the best treasure! Cover one plastic Easter egg in gold foil or use gold glitter to decorate the outside. Hide something extra special inside,...

Easter Bunny Print Kids’ Art

Get ready for Easter with a cute bunny themed kids’ art activity. Your child can get crafty and paint her own ‘bunny tracks’. This is an easy project for kids of all ages to try. Your preschooler will get a kick out of making cute little tracks, while your older child gets more detailed. You can even create a holiday game, positioning the bunny tracks around the house (cut them out). The tracks can lead up to your child’s Easter basket, making it more fun to find. Materials: Construction paper Tempera paint Optional: Cotton balls How-to Steps: Pour the paint...

Easter Jelly Bean Jewelry

Get creative this Easter, and make jelly bean jewelry. Chances are that you have plenty of these sweet treats hanging around during this spring holiday. This is a fun project to do leading up to Easter or a way to use up all of those ‘beans’ after the holiday is over. If you have a ridiculous amount of the candy in your house, making jewelry out of it is one way to use it up – without eating it all. This craft activity is a creative way to celebrate with older children, tweens and teens. They can DIY their own...

Easy Easter Egg Cupcakes

You’re looking for a fun Easter treat, but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. What’s the answer? Turn boxed mix cupcakes into festively decorated holiday desserts. With a few simple steps you can create Easter-themed cupcakes that look like you’re a master baker. These tasty treats mimic an Easter egg hunt, with faux grass and mock eggs to hide! Ingredients: Vanilla or white cake mix White frosting Green food coloring Green licorice twists Easter egg jelly beans How-to Steps: Bake the cupcakes, following the mix’s directions. If you have a favorite super-simple recipe, swap that in instead....

Easter Bunny Card Kids’ Craft

Celebrate Easter by sending friends and family a ‘hoppy’ holiday card. Your kids can paint print this bunny-themed greeting, personalizing it for anyone who is special to them. Make a few different cards to send out, using a variety of spring colors. This finger paint print card might get messy. Make sure to completely cover your work surface (you can use newspaper or even an old vinyl tablecloth) before starting. How can you (and your children) craft this DIY card? Materials: White card stock paper Scissors Tempera paint (spring-time colors, such as pink, robin’s egg blue or yellow) Markers (also...

The 5 Best Easter Egg Hunts

That Easter egg hunt in your local community park is a happy, hoppy holiday good time. The kids enjoy collecting those pretty plastic eggs, but what about a more major celebration? Check out some of the best Easter egg hunts from the U.S. and across the globe: The White House Egg Roll, Washington, D.C. Okay, so technically it’s a ‘roll’ not a ‘hunt’. But, the White House’s post-Easter festivities (it’s held annually on the Monday after Easter) include plenty of holiday fun. Tickets are won through a public lottery, with more than 35,000 attendees. Imperial Easter Nest Hunt, Schonbrunn Palace,...

Easter Egg Dye from Your Kitchen

It’s Easter, and you forget to get those little egg dye tablets. You rush out to any store that’s still open on a holiday only to find they’re all sold out. Now what? Forget dying Easter eggs? No way! As long as you have a few hard-boiled eggs on hand, you can scavenge your kitchen for everyday items that add a rainbow of hues. What kitchen items can you use to color Easter eggs? Candy Soak colorful hard candies or jelly beans in water. As the candy melts, the color releases and leaves behind an egg dye bath. Beets Whether...