Friday, April 22, 2011

Easy Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

This is Munchkin's mom.  I wanted to make some peanut butter eggs, but I wanted it to be an easy, quick recipe that the kids could help with.  So I took a really delicious, fancy-looking recipe, and simplified it a TON:

Mix together equal parts peanut butter and powdered sugar.  Take the mixture and roll it into bite-sized balls, then lay them on wax paper and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.

When it's about time to take that peanut butter out of the freezer, mix some semi-sweet chocolate chips with a teeny bit of shortening, and microwave to melt.  (When you microwave, only cook it in 30 second intervals and stir to avoid burning).  When it's melted, dip and coat the peanut butter balls, and if desired, sprinkle with candy sprinkles.  

Stick them in the fridge until you're ready to serve!

A Present for the Easter Bunny

I wanted the Easter Bunny to bring us a little something extra.  I hope that this Easter Bunny has some animal friends that may like bird seed.  I think that the Easter Bunny will take this as a deal:

I'm gonna fill the bottles with bird seed so the Easter Bunny can take the sign and show his friends and share the bird seed.  If you don't have bird seed, you can use any kind of food.  But don't use human food cause it won't fit in the containers.  

Since it's Earth Day today, I decided to reuse some plastic containers so I won't throw them away.  

I started by making the sign.  I wrote kind of block words so he could read it a little bit better.  

I colored it in so it would be nice in a spring kind of a way!  Then I taped it to the bottles so it would be kind of a sign and it also has food!  I think that this will be a good craft because it's Earth Day and then it won't liter.  Plus it's good for Easter in 2 days!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bunny Mask

Today I would like to show you a craft I made 2 days ago.

You may think it is very difficult, but it's really easy.
First off, this is most of what you'll need:
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Foam papers
  • Foam shape stickers
  • Markers
  • Glitter Glue
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Hole puncher
 Draw a circle on the foam paper which will be the um, structure for the little bunny face.
 Cut it out so it will be shaped as a bunny nose.  Look at my cute kitty's foot in the picture!
Use the hole punch to punch holes in the bunny nose so you can put some pipe cleaner in the six holes.  Put string in the bigger two holes.
 Add the pipe cleaner in the six little holes.  Those will be the whiskers.

Decorate with all the other stuff to make the cutest bunny you'll ever see!
Just so you know, I accidentally made the string too small so make the string bigger so it fits like a necklace on you and then lift it up on your head so it's like a bunny nose. 
You can use any kind of paper if you don't have the foam kind.