Easter

Easter Bunny Craft

The great thing about doing crafts sometimes with your kids is that it can be things that you find around your home. This craft is a favourite in our house because it uses things that are creative, easy to use and it is simply adorable for a great Easter decoration and can be brought out year after year after year. 

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Here's what you will need:

  • 2 x Paper plates
  • Cotton balls
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Google Eyes 
  • Marshmallows
  • Glue
  • Scissors

First you will need to take four pipe cleaners and tie them together and shape them to make the nose and the whiskers and the mouth. We used pink for the mouth and black for the whiskers and then we used a marshmallow for the nose. 

Next week cut one paper plate so that we had two ears. First cut the paper plate in half so that you can cut two ears. Then cut the one side so that you have the ear on the outer piece as shown below. 

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I placed the cotton balls and the marshmallows in bowls so that my son could pick them out and glue them as he wanted and felt that he had creative freedom to do what he wanted. 

He first glued the google eyes onto the full plate and we used that as the head. 

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Then he glued the cotton balls where he wanted to and then he decided that he wanted the marshmallows on the ears only. 

He then glued the nose onto his completed face and then we glued the ears onto the back of the plate. I also recommend using tape if you want to be able to hang it up right away without waiting for the glue to dry on the paper plates. 

He then decided to have pink as the inside of the bunny ears so he glued them onto where the paper plate had a mark for them (based on our cut). 

How cute and easy is this bunny craft?! Your kids will be so proud looking at it and you can bring it out every year and use it as a decoration for Easter! Such a fun and creative Easter craft for kids! 

If you're looking for other great craft ideas for Spring, check out our Seasonal Boxes here that are loaded with Spring themed craft ideas! 

The other great thing is with any of our Single Box purchases, you can now add an I Can Read Book for kids as we partnered with HarperCollins Canada and we are one of the only subscription box companies in Canada that has book options for kids! 

Vanilla Cupcake Bunny Food Recipe

This has been a family favourite of ours for a few years now.  This yummy snack is perfect for after school, a special treat in kids lunches, a yummy dessert or is also good for Easter dinner get togethers and especially great for kids Easter parties in their class room as a special treat. 

Some call it by other names such as "Bunny Chow" or "Muddy Buddies" or "Puppy Chow" but we liked the name Bunny Food for Easter and my kids say that it tastes like Vanilla Cupcake so it works!

I have to say, this delicious snack was hard to share. Yes, I will admit I might have indulged in it and had to make a second batch the first time I made it! Now I know enough to double the recipe. 

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This recipe is fairly easy to make, you can either cook the ingredients on the stove or use a microwave and the kids will love being able to help, measure and eat too :) 

I have seen other recipes like this where they add peanut butter, mini eggs, pretzels and other items so I guess you could really add anything to this delicious recipe. 

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Here's what you need to make our version:

  • 5 cups of Chex cereal (we used the honey kind)
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips 
  • 1/4 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp of French Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • Sprinkles

1. Measure out cereal in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. Measure white chocolate chips, butter and cream and vanilla extract in a pot stirring frequently as to not burn the ingredients. Set aside and let cool. 

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3. Pour the ingredients over the cereal. Mix it thoroughly. 

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4. Try not to eat it just yet ;) 

5. Add icing sugar and sprinkles and any other toppings that you like. 

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I try really hard to set it on my counter and all of us to snack on it, but it literally lasts 5 minutes! I think that it would be super cute in little Easter baskets with some plastic wrap or little baggies with a ribbon and a bunny tag with "Bunny Food" on the label! Don't you?! 

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Happy making and eating your bunny food! Don't forget to share it ;) 
 

- Cassie