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1. Paint and Dye Eggs
This beloved tradition has been a staple for decades and for good reason too. They’re very appropriate for the season and so easy to do. First boil as many eggs as needed and set them aside. Then, mix ½ cup of boiling water, vinegar, and 20 drops of food coloring of your choice in a separate pot. Use a slotted spoon to dip each egg in the colored water for about 5 minutes. Take it out of the pot and you’re done. You can also decorate these eggs additionally with paints. It’s advised NOT to eat these eggs - not because of the food coloring, but because of how long they will likely be out.
2. Flip Cup Bunnies
Another adorable option is to create little bunnies with just a few materials. You’ll need plastic/paper white cups, googly eyes, paints, pink and white felt sheets, glue, and chenille stems. Simply flip the cup upside down so the drinking part touches the table. Cut out bunny ear shapes using the felt sheets. It looks best with a bigger white shape with a smaller pink shape glued on. Attach the ears on the back of the cups using glue. Then stick googly eyes in the front of the cup or paint them on. Use the pink felt to cut out a small nose. Glue the nose and use chenille stems to create whiskers. You can also paint the whiskers on. Lastly, use paints to create a mouth shape underneath the whiskers. These bunnies are also completely customizable, so encourage your guests to use paints, glitters, stickers, and other materials to personalize their bunnies.
3. Decorate Easter Baskets
Easter Egg Hunting is the best part of any Easter celebration, so make sure your kids are equipped with the basket they’ll need to store their eggs during the hunt. You can either purchase a cheap, straw basket and craft materials or use a plain paper bag. We like to use paint, stickers, glue, glitter, and markers to decorate egg baskets. Encourage your child to get super creative to create a personalized basket. They can write their names or draw their family or favorite characters. If you use an actual basket, they can decorate around it using tulle and ribbons, as well. Not only is this craft easy and creative, it’s functional too. They’ll love hunting for eggs using a basket or bag they made on their own.
4. Fill Easter Eggs
This craft is another tradition that’s been around for decades. Before the Easter Egg Hunt, the party hosts usually spend hours filling plastic eggs with treats and goodies. Make it fun and easy by getting your little ones to help out. Plastic eggs are available practically everywhere during the Easter Holiday. The most affordable options are usually at The Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart. Buy bags of candies, chocolates, other little trinkets and toys, and crinkle paper. Lay all the material out on a table and have your little ones stuff these eggs with these items. It’s a win-win as it saves parents time and kids love to help!
5. Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bunnies or Ducks
This is another great option for sweet treats on Easter. You’ll need strawberries, white chocolate, yellow or pink food dye, frosting, black food dye, and sprinkles. First begin by melting white chocolate and adding food coloring of your choice. If you’re making bunnies, we recommend using pink, and yellow if you’re making ducks. Once the chocolate is melted and colored, dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate and let cool. Once the chocolate is hardened onto the strawberry, use white frosting and black food dye to create black frosting. Put the black frosting into the corner of a zip-loc bag to create a pump tool. Use scissors to snip off a small corner of the zip-loc so you can use it as a decorating tool. Then use the pump to draw eyes and whispers onto the strawberries. Lastly, use sprinkles and any other additional toppings to complete the treats.
6. Bake and Decorate Cupcakes
Another great option for sweet treats on Easter is to bake and decorate your own cupcakes. It’s customary to have some kind of baked treat at any celebration and Easter is no exception. You can make them from scratch or use a baking mix, but we know your kids will love baking these treats themselves. Once they’re out of the oven and cooled down, use frosting, sprinkles, and other toppings to decorate the cupcakes. You can create a frosting pump by putting the frosting into the corner of a zip-loc bag and snipping the tip. We recommend encouraging your kids to get creative, but stay on theme with bunnies, eggs, and other Easter symbols.
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