Easter & Spring


Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

The sun is shining and the flowers are coming up… it’s time to get outside!  We are so ready for Spring activities around here, how about you?  This roundup has a little something for everyone… little ones and big ones alike.

Spring Kid Activities

Spring Windsock from The Crafting Chicks

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Color Changing Flower Experiment from Go Science Girls

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Walking Sticks from The Crafting Chicks

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Noodle Sunflowers from Crafty Morning

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!

Patriotic Bike Flags from The Crafting Chicks

Patriotic Bike Flags

Q-Tip Painted Handprint Cherry Blossom Tree from Glued To My Crafts

Qtip handprint cherry blossom tree kid craft

Bubble Blower Painting from Childhood 101

Bubble Blower Painting

Thumbprint Flower Pot from Upstate Ramblings

DIY Tumbprint Flower Pot

Handprint Flower Bookmarks from Live.Craft.Love

Handprint Flower Bookmark

Grass Head Pots from Non Toy Gifts

Grass head flower pot

Squirt Gun Races from Made From Pinterest

Squirt Gun Races

Homemade Bird Feeders from Growing Family

Homemade Bird Feeder

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Spring Kid Activities - walking sticks, bird feeder, bubbles, sidewalk chalk paint, crafts, windsock, water games, and so much more!


DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

DIY Garden Markers

Spring is in the air and I’m anxious to get outside!  However, it’s not quite warm enough to start planting my garden.  So today we are gathering DIY Garden Marker ideas… you can get them all ready to go now and dream of warmer days.  Get the kids involved, they’ll love it!

Kid Painted Garden Markers from A Girl and A Glue Gun

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

Letter Tile Garden Markers from The Farm Girl Gabs

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

Painted Rock Garden Markers from Crafts By Amanda

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!

DIY Garden Plant Markers from Grey Luster Girl

Garden Plant Marker

Brick Herb Markers from Simple Details

Brick Garden Markers

Beaded Garden Markers from Paging Fun Mums

Beaded Garden Markers

 

Wood Spool Marker from Eighteen25

Wood Spool Garden Markers

 

Painted Garden Markers from Ready Set Read

Painted spoon garden markers

Chalkboard Garden Markers from Handmade in the Heartland

Chalkboard Garden Markers

Recycled Spoon Garden Markers from Domestic Simplicity

Recycled Spoon Garden Markers

Rainbow Garden Markers from Living Well Spending Less

Rainbow Garden Markers

 Indoor Chalkboard Garden Markers from The Crafting Chicks

Indoor Chalkboard Garden Markers

DIY Garden Markers - A fun way to add color and personality to your garden! A great activity for kids too!


Easter Egg Dye Kit Free Printables

This Easter Egg Dye Kit printable is too cute not to share with your friends and neighbors! Emily from Sissyprint designed this cute little gift.

Help others build holiday memories by packaging one up and gifting it away! Help cut some of the work by preparing the boiled eggs ahead of time, and wrapping it up in this vintage egg carton sleeve. Here’s a great way to prepare a lot of boiled eggs at once, without smelling up your house. As a mom I’m fully aware at the chaos that comes with dyeing eggs, so aware that I’ve gotten really good at putting it off. But if I received this with everything we needed, including the eggs already to go, it would be so helpful! Cut out the colored egg printable and place on top of each egg, giving your friends a happy surprise when they open the box. If you want to gift them a bottle of vinegar, there’s even a coordinating vinegar bottle wrapper included in the kit, making it look perfectly festive for an upcoming egg decorating bash!

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You could use the paper eggs to write little notes, or jokes, or even the instructions for dyeing eggs found here. It’s a little gift that will cost around $3, but so thoughtful and sugar free!

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With bright eyes, a sweet pink nose and mischievous whiskers, these Bunny Face Strawberries are the cutest no bake Easter treat ever!

Bunny Face Strawberries! Dip bright ripe strawberries in white chocolate and create sweet faces with sprinkles! This is the cutest Easter dessert!

Hi everyone! If we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, I’m Keri from Shaken Together!

So, now that the introductions are out of the way – is anyone else sort of stunned that it is already March? And Easter is right around the corner? Well, if your life has been on fast forward like mine, then you will love this super easy Easter treat!

I mean … look at those sweet little faces?! Chocolate covered strawberries have never been cuter!

Bunny Face Strawberries

Bunny Face Strawberries are the cutest no bake Easter treat ever!

With a few supplies from your kitchen, you can make a whole herd of these Bunny Face Strawberries in no time! And just in case you are wondering, Google confirmed that a group of rabbits is called a herd 🙂

Anyway, here is what you need:

  • Ripe strawberries
  • Vanilla Candiquik or white candy melts
  • Flat candy sprinkles – blue and black for eyes
  • Chocolate jimmies – these are the whiskers
  • Mini pink Sixlets – or any other small pink candy for a nose
  • A large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Food tweezers (optional but a set makes placing the sprinkles easier)

I like to set up a dipping station right on my baking sheet so everything is close at hand. It also helps keep drips on the parchment paper and makes clean up a breeze!

Set up a dipping station to make dipping strawberries (and clean up) easy while making Bunny Face Strawberries!

Once you have your dipping station ready and you have melted your Candiquik or candy melts according to package directions, get ready to dip!
Step by step instructions for making Bunny Face Strawberries from Shaken Together at The Crafting Chicks!

  1. Dip the strawberry in the melted Candiquik, allow some of the excess to drip off and move it to your parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Allow the Candiquik to set just a bit and add the pink candy nose. You may need to hold it in place for a few seconds so it doesn’t slip down the strawberry.
  3. Add two flat sprinkles for eyes. I used both black and blue sprinkles.
  4. Use the tweezers to place three chocolate jimmies on either side of the nose to create whiskers.
  5. Allow the Bunny Face Strawberries to set. You can speed this up by popping them in the fridge.

These are best served within a day and can be stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve these sweet little berry bunnies. If you ask me, these Bunny Face Strawberries are almost too cute to eat.

Almost 😉

Bunny Face Strawberries are an easy no bake Easter treat that are almost too cute to eat ... almost!

How about a few more sweet treats for Easter?! Snack mix, cupcakes and cookies cups! 

Easter Bunny Snack Mix from Shaken Together

Easter Bunny Snack Mix

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Easter Basket Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cookies Cups from Shaken Together

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups


Bunny Face Cookies - A fun Easter acitivty!  My kids will love these! My kids and I made these bunny face cookies…we love them!  They slightly look like rats…or cats, but we still love them.  You just need a few ingredients to make these Bunny Face Cookies.  Serve them at an Easter/Spring party or deliver them to some friends or neighbors.  We got a kick out of how they turned out…from their whiskers, to their ears.  And don’t forget the silly edible eyeballs. bunny cookies What you need to make the Bunny Face Cookies:

-Cookies (any kind with frosting) We made our soft homemade sugar cookies that we love (I can’t wait to share that recipe soon!)

-Frosting

-Mini Jelly Beans for the Nose and Cheeks

-Easter Candy Corn (I love the pastel colors)

-Candy Eyeballs

-Licorice (we found these little licorice strips called “Rips” in the candy section) for the whiskers.  Or you could use coconut.

-White sprinkles for two teeth

easter candy bunny face cookies After frosting your cookies, and before the frosting harden, let your little ones add the bunny face parts.  The candy corn for the ears.  The candy eyes just under the ears.  A small colored jelly bean for the nose and two white mini jelly beans.  and then top off with 3 whiskers on each side. bunny cookies Serve on a pretty plate.  We sprinkled jellybeans all around our bunny face cookies to add color. bunny face cookies


Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable Some”bunny” Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable

Sharing a Free Printable with our lovely readers today!  A treat tag that says Some”bunny” Loves You!  Add to an Easter basket, or Easter treat! Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable Just print the free printable, cut out the circles and tie up your treat with a ribbon.  We added this Some”bunny” loves you treat tag to our bunny treat mix.  Can’t wait to share it with our neighbors and friends this year. Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable You can download the tag for the Some”bunny” Loves you printable Here:

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“Hoppy”  Easter Tags

Add these “Hoppy” Easter tags to a bag full of mini Cadburry Eggs! My kind of treat.   Just add a fluffy pom-pom tail!

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Easter Treat Tags

Add these fun treat tags to any Easter treat, like these mini Peep nests, or bunny candy holders. sm easter treats 7

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bunny treat mix 1 Sharing a fun little treat mix for spring.  Bunny Treat Mix.  This is a fun treat to take to those Easter or Spring gatherings.  We also love making treats for neighbors or friends and this Bunny Treat Mix makes the perfect one!  Plus, Easter candy is just so pretty.  I love the colors of the white snacks mixed with the colorful candy.  Perfect to display in pretty clear jars around springtime. bunny treat mix 2 What you will need to make this Bunny Treat Mix:

-Easter Candy Corn

-Small or Large Jellybeans (we used the mini size)

-Mini Marshmallows

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

bunny snack mix 1 Mix the ingredients together.  The muddy buddies, the candy corn (bunny ears), the jelly beans (bunny noses), and the mini marshmallows (bunny tails), to make the yummy Bunny Treat Mix. bunny snack mix 2

Check out these other fun Easter treat ideas on The Crafting Chicks:

Some”bunny” loves you Easter Treat tag

Tie up a treat with this cute bunny tag.  Share with someone you love this spring! sm somebunny loves you header

Peeps Bunny Bouquet

This fun treat is also a pretty bouquet.  Make one for your favorite Peep Lover! peep bunny 1

Peep Houses

Easter Peep houses.  This is a fun spin off of the classic gingerbread house.  Let your little ones create a graham cracker bird house for their Peeps family.  sm peep house header

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Turn those cupcakes into mini Easter baskets….add a handle, a bow and some Easter eggs on top! sm easter basket cupcakes header


DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

DIY Easter Baskets

Easter is sneaking up on me this year!  Time to pull out those baskets!  For those of you looking for that special Easter basket, we’ve got some of the best in this post!  These baskets are for everyone.  We’ve got some darling baskets to sew, an adorable one made of wood, one made of crepe paper, personalized baskets and an egg shaped one that the kids will love to help with.

Egg Shaped Easter Basket from HMH Designs

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

DIY Easter Bucket from The Pinning Mama

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

Fabric Easter Basket from V and Co.

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

Easter Basket Cupcakes from The Crafting Chicks

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

Mini Easter Basket Favors from At Home on the Bay

Mini Easter Basket Favors

Crepe Paper Easter Basket from Smile Mercantile

Crepe Paper Easter Baskets

DIY Decoupage Avengers Easter Basket from Oh So Savvy Mom

DIY Decoupage Avengers Easter Basket

DIY Tutu Easter Basket from Paging Fun Mums

Tutu Easter Baskets

Personalized Easter Baskets from The Daily D.I.Y.er

Personalized Easter Baskets

Wood Easter Basket from Ana White

DIY Wooden Easter Basket

Mini Easter Basket Place Card Holders from The Crafting Chicks

Mini Easter Basket Place Card Holders

Bunny Baskets from Going Star Fishing

Bunny Easter Baskets

Fabric Easter Baskets from Sew Me Some Love

Fabric Easter Baskets

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Basket from The Girl Creative

Paper Plate Easter Basket

Personalized Easter Pails from Simply Kierste

Personalized Easter Pails

Easter Basket Name Tags from The Crafting Chicks

Easter Basket Name Tags

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!


White Chocolate Blossoms – these darling sweet treats are made with white chocolate candy melts and an M&M center.  Perfect for Easter, spring, birthdays, showers, and more.

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

Hello there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog.  Spring is in the air and today I am so excited to share these White Chocolate Blossoms with you.  They are made with just two ingredients and a super cute flower ice cube tray that I bought at IKEA for $0.99.  These blossoms are so easy to make and are just the most adorable sweet treat ever.  They are perfect for Easter and Spring!

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

For these White Chocolate Blossoms, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bag of White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • M&M Candy

Tools:

  • 1 Flower Ice Cube Tray
  • Lollipop Stick *optional

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

Start by melting the white chocolate candy melts by following the instructions on the package.  I used the microwave method.  I placed the entire bag of melts into a 2 cup glass Prex measuring cup.  Microwave at 50% for 1 minute.  Stir the candy melts and place back in the microwave.  Heat at 50% for an additional 30 seconds or until the candy melts are completely melted and runny.

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

Once the white chocolate candy melts are completely melted, pour into the flower ice cube tray filling each mold to the top.  If you make a mess like I did, just wipe off any excess with a towel.  No big deal.  Place the ice cube tray in the freezer for 15 minutes.  You will have left over chocolate which is what you need for the next step.

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

After the white chocolate blossoms have been in the freezer for 15 minutes, remove from the freezer and pop them out of the ice cube tray.  Use the extra melted white chocolate to “glue” one M&M to the center of each blossom.  I had lollipop sticks on hand that I used but you can just use a butter knife.  Just place a little of the melted white chocolate on the M&M side with the M on it and place in on the center of blossom.  Pop the blossoms into the refrigerated until firm.

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

I seriously can not get over how cute these white chocolate blossoms are.  They would be perfect for a garden party, birthday party, wedding shower, baby shower or just a cute treat to make on the weekends.  I love how easy this recipe is.  You just need two ingredients and they take no time to make.  Plus, you can never go wrong with two kinds of chocolate!

Easy White Chocolate Blossoms - perfect for Spring and Easter!

Thank you for letting me share my White Chocolate Blossoms with you today!  I love when a recipe and craft come together like this one.  I hope you enjoy these sweet treats as much as my family and I did.  Happy Spring!


Springtime Printable Pack

Who doesn’t love Springtime?!? We love it around here. New blooming flowers, colorful eggs, and adorable baby animals. So much fun to be had. We wanted to get in on the celebration of all things spring so we designed this Springtime Printable Pack.

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This pack includes 11 printable games and activities that are sure to provide you with everything you need to enjoy springtime as a  family!

You could use this pack for a Springtime themed party at your home, a joy school or home school group, or just for fun around the house. Or turn it into an Easter party and the kids will loving using it after all the eggs have been dyed.  Kids at all three of ours homes have been busy using this kit to its fullest.

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Each Springtime Printable Pack contains:

  • Don’t Catch the Bunny–This is our spin on “Don’t Eat Pete,” using a Bunny.
  • Bunny Headbands– Kids will love to make these cute Bunny headbands.
  • Springtime Memory Game–Kids will want to play this game over and over. It’s a crowd favorite at our house.
  • Roll A Bunny Tail– This game is a hoot to watch and see who can fill up their bunny tail the quickest.
  • Color by Number Eggs–Kids will love to color their eggs and using the coloring guide on each page.
  • Do A Dot Springtime activities–Do A Dot Markers are used to add color to these sheets. Kids will have so much fun using these.
  • Easter Egg Coupons–Instead of candy use these coupons to give your children the best treat they could ask for–time together as a family.
  • Springtime I-Spy–This game is a fun for everyone. Race to see who can count the correct number of images in the quickest amount of time.
  • Bunny Hop: Get out some fun music about love and watch the kids jump from Bunny to Bunny and do the action of the Bunny they land on.
  • Springtime Coloring Pages–Let the kids color up some eggs and springtime themes on paper while you are hiding eggs, or just as a fun activity after school. They’ll love these fun coloring pages.
  • Egg-cellent Activity Eggs–These coupons can also be used in Easter eggs instead of candy. Or a fun springtime way to reward kids for a job well done.

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You can purchase this pack for only $5.99 right now.

Springtime and Easter Printable Pack

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