Holidays are so much more fun when you have themed holiday treats to eat and fun things to create with the kids! My girls love craft projects and making treats, so they motivate me to do a little something each holiday. As a busy mom I’m always looking for whatever is Fun , Fast and Easy! These 3 ideas are just that!
Egg Carton Bobble Head Chicks
My kids absolutely loved making these. You will need an empty egg carton, tole or spray paint and brushes, googley eyes from the craft store, feathers or a marabou/feather boa, wire and yellow card stock and glue.
1-Cut out 2 egg carton circles per chick, you will cut down one of them for the head so it isn’t as deep as the body. See Picture below
2- Paint the egg cartons. While they dry you can cut out feet and a beak from the card stock
3- Take a thicker gauge wire thats stiff enough to hold its form that you can use to push through the underside but flexible enough that you can have the chick head bobble. Push the wire up through the bottom of your bigger egg holder. Twist/bend the wire inside so that it won’t pull through. Take the wire and twist it around a pencil. Push the wire up through the inside of the smaller egg holder and bend over to hold.
4 – Glue on feathers/marabou to hide the wire on the top of the head and body. Glue on googley eyes, feet and beak.
No Brainer lil Chick Cupcakes.
If you’re kids are old enough they can even be the ones to make the cupcakes and prepare the toppings! You’ll need a cake mix, muffins papers, frosting, a bag of coconut, chocolate chips for the eyes and some cut up gummy orange slices for the beaks. Put the coconut in a bowl and mix in a couple drops of yellow food coloring. Also add a couple yellow drops to your frosting. You are ready to go. This is a craft and a treat all in one!!
Rice Krispie Nests
The last yummy little craft is a blast from the past! When I was little we made these every Easter. Rice Krispie nests with eggs! You will need, rice Krispies, butter, marshmallows, coconut, green food coloring, candy eggs. Use a couple drops of green food coloring to die the coconut green. I used to struggle to get a good soft chewy rice Krispie, it always turned out so hard and thats just disappointing!
Here are the secret tips to soft yummy nests…….
1- Be sure to melt your marshmallows on low heat, when most the marshmallows are melted but you can still see some of the round mallows left…..pull your pan off the heat!
2- Be sure to put your rice krispies in the pan with the mallow mix. Don’t pour the mallow mix into a bowl of rice Krispies. I don’t know why but this matters and makes a difference.
3-Do not press the Rice Kripsies into the pan or mold you are using, just kind of softly arrange it.
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