Celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring with these kid-friendly crafts and recipe ideas.
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These eggs are easy and fun for kids to make. You’ll need craft string, water balloons, white glue and water. Blow up the balloons in various sizes. Dip lengths of string in a mixture of equal parts glue and water. Wrap it around the balloon and let it dry for 2-3 hours. Pop the balloon and pull the pieces out of the egg. Use another piece of string to make hanging decorations, or display them in a basket.
Egg Carton Chicks
You’ll need an empty egg carton, yellow craft paint, glue and construction paper in yellow and orange to create these adorable chicks. Fill them with jelly beans, mini chocolate eggs or M&Ms. Cut 2 connected cups from the egg carton; paint them yellow. Cut wings, feet and beak from construction paper and glue them on. Use a marker to add eyes.
Mason Jar Chick
A small jar becomes an adorable treat holder when filled with Starburst candies. Tape on yellow cupcake holders for wings and draw a face on the glass using a sharpie marker, or if you’re feeling crafty, cut a beak and feet from construction paper. Sure, you have to pick out all the yellow candies from the bag, but since they come in red and pink, too, use your imagination and make another cute critter.
Bake refrigerated cookie dough in mini-muffin cups and frost with purchased or homemade frosting. Create ears with cut marshmallows; add eyes and noses with candies, mini marshmallows and sprinkles. You could also make these cute bunnies using cupcakes.
Who could say no to these irresistible bunnies? With a little help cutting, they’re fun for kids to assemble. You’ll need purchased cheese rounds (such as BabyBel), carrots, celery and mini chocolate chips. Cut thin slices of celery for whiskers and slices of carrot for the ears and nose.
Easter Egg Brownie Cookies
A brownie mix base makes these cute cookies easy to create. Add sprinkles to the batter and roll into balls. Gently press candy eggs on top of each cookie and bake.
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