Looking for some things to do with the kids this weekend? Would like to treat yourself? Take a look at these fun and super easy Easter activities!
1) DIY Rice Krispie Nests
3 tbsp. butter
1 10 oz bag of marshmallows
6 cups of rice krispies
Edible Grass / or green dyed coconut
Jellybean egg or mini egg candies
Melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the marshmallows. (if you'd like different colors in your rice krispies, melt peeps!)
Continue stirring until completely melted. Pour the mixture over the cereal and stir until well combined.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and shape the nests. You can also spray a spoon and use it to help make the indents. You could do this by hand but it would be quite messy!
To fill: Let the rice krispies cool in the pan, pull them out, and decorate! Break up the edible Easter grass, placed it in the nest and filled the nest with the eggs. Ta-dah! You're done :D
(You can also take little paper ketchup containers, wrap them in twine, and use them as easter basket for your treats!)
2) DIY Easter Stamps
All you need:
Toilet Paper rolls
Washable non-toxic paint or ink pads
Fold one side of a toilet paper roll to a sharp point. Do this with another roll, and now you have the ears. Leave the last one as a circle. Next, (obviously, far away from the kiddos!) hot glue the two ear rolls together. Then glue them to the top of the last toilet paper roll. Make sure that all of the ends line up together on at least one end (this will be the stamping side). Then, dip in paint and begin! Display the artwork after you're done :D
3) DIY Easter Terrarium
Fun DIY for all those who are spring-savvy! I think those instructions are pretty straight forward ;) You can also make "ressurection terrariums" by sticking in a mini pot or bottle cap to be an empty grave!
4) DIY Yarn Egg Decorations
Here's what you need:
Water balloons or smaller balloons
A bowl or applicator for liquid glue
Liquid glue/starch/mod podge or paste (instructions below)
Yarn in pastel colors. (3 yards per egg or mix and match your colors!)
Paste Instructions (Optional):
1 cup flour
1 cup water
whisk together and get rid of all the chunks. Then slowly add more water until you reach the consistency of glue.
Here's how you make them:
1. Blow up water balloons. Blow them to the size you want your eggs.
2. Add yarn to your glue. Let it soak for about 1 minute.
Some people us a lot of yarn on their eggs, but you don't have to if you like to see through them. If you don’t have enough yarn; no worries! You can soak another piece of yarn and continue on the same balloon.
3. Put Your Yarn On Your Balloon. slowly pull the yarn out of the glue and run it through your fingers to get rid of any access glue. The less glue you have the cleaner your eggs will be. You can let them dry overnight to be sure they harden properly.
These are a tad messy so I suggest when you are finished to put them on a cookie sheet. Putting in the sun speeds the drying process. Don’t forget to roll them over to get the bottom side of the ballon dry.
4. Pop the balloons once your yarn has hardened.
5. Fill in a bowl, string on a wreath, or string on a garland garland, and enjoy!
Sources: http://www.craftymorning.com/rice-krispie-nests/ , http://www.thoughtsfromalice.stfi.re/2014/04/recycled-tp-roll-easter-bunny-and-egg.html?sf=bpzllvw#aa, http://designlotus.com/blog/ , http://www.craftbyphoto.com/yarn-easter-eggs/