Today we will be sharing these adorable treat ideas as well as some other “SPRING” ideas on Channel 2 Fresh Living today!  Kirsten and I have some crafty things up our sleeves for you!

I know it is a bit early, but in every store, Easter candy is staring me in the face!  I love Easter candy, especially the mini Cadbury eggs!  I cooked up a few great ideas for treat holders, tags, and treats to share with others, or make with your little ones.  So let’s get started!

To make these nests you will need:

-1 bag of large marshmallows

-2 cans Chow Mein noodles (in the Asian food section in the grocery store)

-2 T. butter

-cooking spray or shortening (to rub on hands to form nests)

Just like Rice Krispie Treats, melt your butter and add marshmallows.  When melted,  carefully stir in the noodles (so they don’t break), kinda just fold in with a spatula.  Let them cool, but not completely.

Then take some cooking spray or shortening and coat your fingers.  Then grab a handful of mixture and mold into a nest shape.  This is great for your little ones to do too (but make sure it is cool enough:)

Let the nests cool completely.

Now for the fun part.  Add Peeps and mini Eggs.  My little ones especially loved this part!  Aren’t these cute!

I made some tags to go with these treats in Photoshop and you know we love to share-so here is the link:


and small tags



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You can print the tags, cut around them with scallop scissors and attach with pretty ribbon or ric rac.

Now for these cute, cone-shaped critters.  These were so easy and fun to make.  I made a bunny, chick and carrot-but you could make any critter.  You could let your kids get creative and make thier own.

First, make a pattern for your cone.  You can make it as small or big as you want.

Then Place the pattern on your paper and trace around.

Then, make a cone shape and staple the back together.

Now grab some felt, pom-pom balls, whiskers, and googly eyes and make the cones into critters.

Add the tag, and some treats inside your cone.  It’s ready to give to someone special!  I was excited to be able to use the “Hippity-Happity Spring” tag on the bunny critter cone!

XOXO Jamie


  1. Can I just say how much I loooooove this blog? Thank you so much for your cute ideas, and especially the free printables!

  2. Jamie, you are amazing!! I love all of your crafts. I am so happy I find this blog.

  3. thank you…these are SO cute.

  4. Just wanted to say that I am one of your newest followers! I ADORE your blog and the creative ideas that you share. I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE your free printables-so generous to share with us! Thanks again!

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Mar. 21, 2011. Thanks again.

  6. Ooh..I just had a thought as I was reading this cute how-to. What about using All Bran instead of Chow Mein? I’m not sure how it would work, but I love sneaking in healthy stuff even when you’re covering it in sugar and candy haha!

    Of course, I’m in Canada and perhaps you don’t have all bran?

  7. SO CUTE!!! Thanks for the cute tags!

  8. Love, love, love! Totally going to make the birds nests for my son’s class this easter!

  9. Veronica Says: March 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I love your Easter treat cones! Thank you for starting early with cute Easter crafts!

  10. […] SPRING.  I also can’t help but laugh my head off when Jamie came up with the saying, “HIPPITY HAPPITY SPRING”.  If you don’t know Jamie Jo and the rest of the chicks, Nik, Brooke, Beck and I (Kirsten), […]

  11. Jennifer Says: March 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    How many ounces are the La Choy cans? Where I live they only come in bags.

  12. You were featured today on Today’s Top 20! Come say hey! 🙂


  13. Adorable!

  14. Those are so cute, I am looking forward to Easter and with these cute cone basket and printables I’ll have some festive handouts for the little ones.

  15. These two projects are so cute, yet so simple. I want to make the little bird’s nests! Thanks for the printables too! Great ideas!

  16. Love the little birds nests! I’m going to make these and send them to the kids at my sons daycare!
    I featured them on my friday favorites!

  17. Hey – Me again from ‘The Browy Blog’

    I also featured your Peeps Easter Treats in a post on my blog.

    Here is a link to it! great work!! Love all your ideas

  18. […] Image source: The Crafting Chicks […]

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  20. Very cute! I’m featuring these on my Links I Like post tomorrow.

  21. The recipe my family has used for years has peanut butter in it as well. It really adds to the flavor of the bird nest.

  22. I made them this morning with pretzel sticks! Not nearly as cute but I couldnt find the noodles at the store I was in but they were still a big hit!

  23. anyone know how many “nests” the recipe makes? I’m trying to make these for my sons kindergarten class…would love to know how many supplies I need to buy! thanks!

  24. Both these ideas are really cute, but I especially love the cones. I’m including these in my Friday Favorites feature tomorrow!

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  26. […] I added a little tag I found here. […]

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  28. You share the cutest ideas! I have to put together a two week summer camp session for first through fourth graders so I’ve been hunting for ideas. I’m so glad I found you. I could change up the wrappers for different holidays.

    Thank you,

  29. Thanks for the Easter printables! I attached them to some Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk I made today…So cute!

  30. I made them yesterday for my daughter’s preschool party today. I started to get the chow mein noodles and the trans fats stopped me in my tracks. So I decided to try All Bran twigs instead. Wasn’t sure if it would go over with the little ones but mine loved it. And they turned out as cute as could be.

    I basically made the typical krispie treat recipe (3 tbsp butter, 1 bag marshmallows and 6 cups cereal). This made about 19 nests. I used greased regular muffin tins to form the nests (smooshed them down in there and formed a pocket for the goodies). Only catch is I took them out of the muffin tins to put on a tray after a half hour or so…thinking they were fairly cooled. Later, they started to sag and some pieces fell off. Don’t know if that’s because of the cereal (vs noodles). But they’re fine and I can just stick the broken pieces back on. But maybe I should have left them in the muffin tins till the serving moment.

    Such a cute idea. They turned out great. Thanks for the idea!

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  32. […] The Crafting Chicks have some super cute ideas to give to that special person! And there are some free printables too! […]

  33. I adore your Easter cones! They are sooooo cute!

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  40. Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

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  42. Thank you so much for sharing these great ideas and the free printables! I think I’ll make the nested Peeps with my son for his class! I love that they’re not just “Easter” treats and tags since there are children of different faiths in the school. Everyone can and should celebrate Spring after a loooong winter though – it’s still snowing here on March 24th!! 🙂 Thanks again!

  43. I just stumbled on this site . . . .it is fantastic !!!! I will be sur to keep checking back constantly !!!! The nests with the Peeps are so adorable !!!!

  44. […] Treat Tags & Mini Bird Nest Treats […]

  45. I think I’m going to try the birds’ nests using All Bran like some of the other ladies have suggested. I’d like to include peanut butter for some added flavor and nutrition. Anyone know how much peanut butter I should use and any other changes to the recipe that I need to make because of the peanut butter?

  46. […] Visit the The Crafting Chicks website for the instructions. […]

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  48. Thank you so much for the little nest w/peeps idea. I am going to make them for my students! They are adorable.

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  52. So cute! I wanted to let you know that I featured you in Peeptastic round up at: If you would like a featured button, I have one here on my About page:


  53. Hi, just to let you know
    I have featured these printables on my blog

    Natasha xx

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  56. Dorothy and Molly Says: April 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

    These were so fun to make! We put them on top of cupcakes and they turned out fab! However, the nests were hard to mold! We used jelly beans instead of eggs. Happy Easters!

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  58. Are the printable tags still available for download?

  59. Your website is the best ever!!!! I tried to print the easter printables and it said the link is invalid. Are they still available to print??

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  63. Thank you for the adorable printables. I really enjoy your blog. I printed out your Easter print last year 🙂

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  65. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. I work with special needs children and they will enjoy this activity so much. I appreciate you taking the time to provide your ideas for us to you to share with others. Much appreciated.

  66. Hello! I absolutely love these nests and am going to make them for my daughter’s preschool class for Easter. I am wondering someone who has made these (or the poster) could let me know about how many “nests” this made with the quantities listed above? I am trying to figure out how much of everything I will need! Thank you 🙂

  67. You are a life savor! I just had a baby and I was searching for some cute non religious labels to be attached on some treats for my oldest pre-school class. Since I dont have much time right now I didnt want to create them on my own. These were perfect,thanks a bunch!

  68. […] Easter Tags if I had kids, these would be perfect […]

  69. Thank you for the adorable printables! I am looking forward to making the nests using the tags on them!

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  71. Making these Peep nests for my kids Easter parties this week!

  72. Danielle Says: March 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Do know how many nests this recipe makes?

  73. Love the bird’s nest!
    I wanted to know about how many does this recipe yeild? That way I know how much stuff to buy. =)

  74. These are just adorable, wish I’d seen them before Easter, will pin for next year!

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  76. I love you nest idea, i plan to make this for my mom n a few friends. Thanks so much for sharing

  77. TThompson Says: April 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Love these free printables. These will be so adorable at Easter. Thanks so much!

  78. […] Peeps in Nests by The Crafting Chicks would be adorable on an Easter sweets buffet […]

  79. thank you so much for the cute tags LOVE THEM!!!

  80. Thank you SO MUCH for the super cute tags! You saved me on a school night before a class party!!


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  85. I LOVE this! But the download button seems to have disappeared! Am I too late??

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