Today I’m over at Oriental Trading Co. Blog, sharing this fun Springtime Blooming Tree Kids Craft. A fun project to do with kids on a rainy day or any day. This project is a great way to keep the kids busy without making the house a mess.
This project was so fun and easy. Especially if you use the free printable tree that is available over on the Oriental Trading blog.
Each child will shine through with this project. They are able to use their personal creativity to make a Springtime Blooming Tree that is just for them.
So if you are looking for a great way to keep your kids busy on a rainy day, or any day.
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
Color Changing Flower Experiment from Go Science Girls
Walking Sticks from The Crafting Chicks
Noodle Sunflowers from Crafty Morning
Patriotic Bike Flags from The Crafting Chicks
Q-Tip Painted Handprint Cherry Blossom Tree from Glued To My Crafts
Bubble Blower Painting from Childhood 101
Thumbprint Flower Pot from Upstate Ramblings
Handprint Flower Bookmarks from Live.Craft.Love
Grass Head Pots from Non Toy Gifts
Squirt Gun Races from Made From Pinterest
Homemade Bird Feeders from Growing Family
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint from A Little Pinch of Perfect
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
Letter Tile Garden Markers from The Farm Girl Gabs
Painted Rock Garden Markers from Crafts By Amanda
DIY Garden Plant Markers from Grey Luster Girl
Brick Herb Markers from Simple Details
Beaded Garden Markers from Paging Fun Mums
Wood Spool Marker from Eighteen25
Painted Garden Markers from Ready Set Read
Chalkboard Garden Markers from Handmade in the Heartland
Recycled Spoon Garden Markers from Domestic Simplicity
Rainbow Garden Markers from Living Well Spending Less
Indoor Chalkboard Garden Markers from The Crafting Chicks
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!
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!
With bright eyes, a sweet pink nose and mischievous whiskers, these Bunny Face Strawberries are the cutest no bake Easter treat ever!
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
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!
Once you have your dipping station ready and you have melted your Candiquik or candy melts according to package directions, get ready to dip!
- Dip the strawberry in the melted Candiquik, allow some of the excess to drip off and move it to your parchment lined baking sheet.
- 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.
- Add two flat sprinkles for eyes. I used both black and blue sprinkles.
- Use the tweezers to place three chocolate jimmies on either side of the nose to create whiskers.
- 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.
How about a few more sweet treats for Easter?! Snack mix, cupcakes and cookies cups!
Easter Bunny Snack Mix
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Carrot Cake Cookie Cups
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.
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!)
-Mini Jelly Beans for the Nose and Cheeks
-Easter Candy Corn (I love the pastel colors)
-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
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.
Serve on a pretty plate. We sprinkled jellybeans all around our bunny face cookies to add color.
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!
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.
You can download the tag for the Some”bunny” Loves you printable Here:
PERSONAL USE ONLY PLEASE. All images and downloads belong to The Crafting Chicks, LLP.
“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!
Easter Treat Tags
Add these fun treat tags to any Easter treat, like these mini Peep nests, or bunny candy holders.
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.
What you will need to make this Bunny Treat Mix:
-Easter Candy Corn
-Small or Large Jellybeans (we used the mini size)
–Chex Mix Muddy Buddies
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.
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!
Peeps Bunny Bouquet
This fun treat is also a pretty bouquet. Make one for your favorite Peep Lover!
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.
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Turn those cupcakes into mini Easter baskets….add a handle, a bow and some Easter eggs on top!
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 Bucket from The Pinning Mama
Fabric Easter Basket from V and Co.
Easter Basket Cupcakes from The Crafting Chicks
Mini Easter Basket Favors from At Home on the Bay
Crepe Paper Easter Basket from Smile Mercantile
DIY Decoupage Avengers Easter Basket from Oh So Savvy Mom
DIY Tutu Easter Basket from Paging Fun Mums
Personalized Easter Baskets from The Daily D.I.Y.er
Wood Easter Basket from Ana White
Mini Easter Basket Place Card Holders from The Crafting Chicks
Bunny Baskets from Going Star Fishing
Fabric Easter Baskets from Sew Me Some Love
Paper Plate Easter Bunny Basket from The Girl Creative
Personalized Easter Pails from Simply Kierste
Easter Basket Name Tags from The Crafting Chicks
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.
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!
For these White Chocolate Blossoms, you will need:
- 1 Bag of White Chocolate Candy Melts
- M&M Candy
- 1 Flower Ice Cube Tray
- Lollipop Stick *optional
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!