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with a cooled hard-boiled egg. Wrap a rubber band or two
around it. (Use narrow, wide or a combination of widths.) Dip
the egg in a light color of egg dye such as yellow. Blot off
the excess liquid when you remove it from the yellow dye. Add
a couple more rubber bands and the dip it in a slightly darker
color perhaps and orange or green. Repeat the process. Then
add more rubber bands and place it in a darker color such as
red or blue. Repeat again, if desired, and finish with more
rubber bands and a dark color like purple. After the egg has
dried, carefully remove all the rubber bands. The egg will
have a great multicolored design with different colors showing
thorough from each stage of the process.
Color Drip Eggs
Dye hard-boiled eggs with a light
color. Then drip one or more colors of dye over eggs with a spoon.
Move the egg as you are dripping the color to allow the color
to run in various patterns.
Wax Resist Eggs
Make this egg made by dripping hot
wax on a hard boiled egg and letting it cool. There are tools
sold in craft stores that allow you to do this by melting the
wax over a candle flame. (This is not for young children.) You
can also draw designs with a white wax crayon and get the same
effect. Dip the egg into light colored dye. Let it sit in the
dye long enough to get a deep color. Alternately apply more
wax with long dye baths. Scrape off wax after colors have
This activity is for older children and teens. Hot wax can
cause serious burns.
Fun with EASTER Food
an Easter Bonnet Cake
+Bake a Lamb
Bird Nest Macaroons
Bird Nest Macaroons
Easter Egg Tree
Easter Bonnet Cake
Wobbly Egg Roll Contest
EASTER CRAFT KITS
Recipes and Party Supplies
Kids' Craft of the
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Make Felt Bunny
Jelly Bean Holders
Cut two pieces of felt in the shape of the bunny on the left.
The diameter of the face should be approximately 4". Stitch
the two pieces together using a blanket stitch or a plain
straight stitch. Leave an opening on the head between the
ears. Add features with felt (two round pink
cheeks), a pink or red pom pom (small in size) for the nose,
jiggle eyes, and small pieces of white felt for teeth. Add
whiskers, eyebrows or mouth details with black thread and a
few embroidery stitches if you choose. When the bunny is done,
fill it with jelly beans or Easter colored candy corn and tie
the ears together.
Make a Felt
Decorate eggs. Have an Easter Egg hunt and fill baskets with plastic
eggs that have coins, candy or trinkets hidden inside. Attend a church
service as a family. Decorate the house with Easter colors and signs of
Make pom pom peeps and bunnies.
Glue pom poms together and glue jiggle eyes in place on the head. Add
felt pieces to make a beak for the peep and ears and teeth for the
bunny. The whiskers are pieces of string or crochet thread, with a tiny
white pom pom for a nose. Add a white pom pom cotton tail. Decorate with
some beads, tiny silk or straw flowers, a bonnet, ribbons, a broken
eggshell for the peep, etc. Use them for favors, put them with place
cards or attach a pin to the back and wear them.
Tissue Eggshell Ornament
Use an empty egg shell for this
activity. You can do this by poking a small hole in the top
and bottom of a raw egg. Blow through the top hole and blow
the egg out through the bottom hole and into a bowl. (It can
be used to make a scrambled egg.) Cut small pieces of
colored tissue paper and use white craft glue to glue them over
the empty empty eggshell. You can use different colors and
overlap the tissue pieces. When the glue is dry, decorate the
eggshell with ribbons, a bow and a small silk flower or dried
Make a Bunny
Basket from a Plastic Milk Jug.
Complete directions can be
found in Linda
Taskets. Click on the Bunny!
Paint a wooden clothespin white.
Glue two small jiggle eyes onto a wooden clothespin. Add a
couple pieces of string for whiskers and top them off by
gluing a pink pom pom nose on top of them. Tie a ribbon around
the clothespin, and you have made a bunny. Add a jewelry
backing pin to wear this or glue a white pom pom cottontail to
the back and hang it as an ornament.
Not quite a story about an Easter chicken, but a
great tale about a rooster who learns a lesson!
and JR Kirby
Folktale with a lesson
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Sweeten your Easter meal with chocolate
egg bread pudding
“Bread Pudding Bliss”
Company’s coming for Easter, and along with the usual bunny
cakes, colored eggs, and jelly beans, you’d like to surprise
your guests with a sensational new dessert this year.
One way to wow ‘em is with
a fragrant bread pudding, accented with chunks of chocolate
eggs, and topped with whipped cream and a candy egg.
A delightful treat that
you can make ahead is the order of the day, of course – take
the stress out of last-minute prep. Make this bread pudding
the day before and keep it in the fridge. Then just scoop out
servings on dessert plates for guests to enjoy. The oohs and
ahs will keep coming as you bring out this delightful sweet
treat for spring, decorated with green, pink, orange, and
yellow jelly beans, and topped with small chocolate eggs.
And if a chocolate bunny
friend is sneaking in, trying to attract attention, that’s
okay too. Let bunny sit on the plate and enjoy the view.
This Easter bread pudding
comes out very well with almost any kind of bread, but make
sure to use stale bread, at least a day or so old (but minus
those blue spots, of course) because it more easily absorbs
the liquid ingredients in the recipe. If you don’t have stale
bread, you can easily dry out fresh bread. Place it in a low
oven for about ten minutes, checking to see that it doesn’t
get too toasty. Or, let it sit in the air a few hours or
Have fun creating a
colorful Easter bread pudding. Use your imagination to add
some items from your shelf such as mini marshmallows, nuts,
dried fruit, or even ice cream sauces.
• 3-1/2 cups day-old French or
Italian bread, cubed
• 2/3 cup chopped chocolate eggs
(or chocolate of your choice)
• 1/2 cup chopped Bing cherries OR
• 3 large eggs
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place bread cubes in 2-quart buttered baking dish. Mix in
chopped chocolate and fruit. With electric mixer, beat eggs
slightly. Beat in sugar; mix in milk. Pour egg mixture over
bread. Dot with slivers of butter, then sprinkle on
cinnamon-sugar. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until knife inserted in
center comes out clean. Serve topped with whipped cream or
topping. Serves 6-8.
Hide plastic Easter egg indoors or
out. You can put candy, coins or small toys (like plastic
rings) inside, or write silly things on slips of paper. Vary
the contents with the age of the children hunting for the
eggs. Avoid small toys or coins for the under three crowd.
Give each participating child a
basket or bag to collect their eggs. Give all children a
signal to start. Keep track of the number of eggs hidden and
the total found.
Children like to hunt for eggs.
They also like to hide them. Let a child hide eggs for other
children or adults to find. It's a fun switch on a traditional
Make an Easter "peep" with yellow
an egg shell, jiggle eyes and a beak cut from orange paper.
Glue two yellow cotton balls together. Glue the bottom cotton
into a piece of broken egg shell and glue another piece of
shell on the top of the head. Cut out a section of an egg
carton and place a little Easter basket grass in the carton
section. Place the cotton ball chick in the egg carton piece. Cut
a beak from orange paper. Fold a tiny piece in half and cut a
small triangle shape. Don't cut the folded edge. Glue the fold
of the orange paper to the top cotton ball to make a beak.
Glue two jiggle eyes above the beak. Add a small ribbon bow or
a tiny silk flower to decorate the peep.
Cut small pieces of fabrics and
use the side edge of a seam ripper to push the edges of each
piece of fabric into a Styrofoam® egg. Overlap
fabric so the the entire egg is covered. Press "baby" rick-rack
into the spaces between the fabric. Add a ribbon for hanging.