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Easter Egg Hunting in the Garden

The Easter Bunny arrived early this week and we spent a while in the garden hunting out the treats that he left behind!

Armed with our homemade easter gift baskets we searched high and low for the goodies, the boys not doing quite so well as the girls in the finding stakes.  It took a while as the easter bunny had hidden some of them very well but once we had found everything we shared out the treats.

And this year it wasn’t all about the chocolate (although we did get a fair bit of that!), we also had some Funky Seeds so we can grow our own popcorn plants and a magnifying glass for insect hunting in the garden – so there’s still fun to be had once the chocolate’s gone!

 

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Easter Craft – Mini Gift Baskets

papercraft easter basketHave some special Easter craft fun making some pretty gifts for the special people in your life. We’ve had fun making little gift baskets for our family and friends. If you fancy a try, here’s how we did it…

  1. Drawer out your basket shape on card (see our pic below for the outline)
  2. Cut out
  3. Decorate however you wish – paints, pens, glitter, stickers, gems and more
  4. Glue together
  5. Stuff your basket with some tissue paper
  6. Top your basket with some chocolate eggs

And there you have a perfect, and yummy, Easter gift! Continue reading

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Easter Cooking – Classic Easter Nests

easter cooking funYou just can’t get through Easter without making at least one batch of Easter nests. Not only are they a very yummy snack, they’re also perfect Easter gifts for family and friends. Just add them into a little homemade Easter box for an extra special homemade Easter gift.

I’m sure you know what to do but just in case:

  • Gently stir 225g chocolate, 50g butter and 2 tbsps golden syrup in a saucepan until all melted
  • Take the chocolate mixture off the heat and mix in some cornflakes, crushed shredded wheat or rice crispies
  • Put into cake cases, leaving a little nest shaped dent and leave to cool for a few minutes
  • Decorate with mini chocolate eggs – and little chicks if you have them

If you fancy, you could shape it into one big nest with lots of chicks and eggs inside.

Then either deliver the gift to your recipients or, if it’s a special gift to yourselves, sit down and enjoy!

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Eggcellent Easter Biscuits – Cooking Fun, Fun, Fun

easter biscuitsToday we created our second batch of Easter biscuits – probably not the last batch before Easter’s over either. Cooking is a great half term activity to cover all ages – and everyone likes to lick the bowl whatever age.

I wasn’t very convinced how they’d turn out with my varying success with making biscuits, a 2 year old and a 5 year old but I was very pleasantly pleased – enough to make a second batch today!

A quick Easter biscuit guide for you:

  • Mix 150g of soft butter and 75g of icing sugar until creamy
  • OPTIONAL – add in the rind of a lemon and a tablespoon of it’s juice for lemony biscuits Continue reading
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Eggcellent Easter Paint and Craft

We love having a festival to focus on when it comes to having craft and creative fun. With Easter just around the corner we have lots of ideas for having some eggstra special fun!

Today’s fun was painting, sticking and creating our own special Easter eggs. We tried to think of different ways to make creations and found quite a few!

Here’s some ideas if you want to create your own:

  • Go out an about to see what you can find to craft onto your egg – our Snuffles the Hedgehog was inspired from our 5 year old spotting (and pocketing) a tiny cast off piece of broom head on the floor of our local DIY store! You’ll be able to find lots of treasures in the garden too.
  • Raid the recyling bin for packaging, boxes and more. At our school egg making competition we saw a king egg on an egg box throne in a cardboard box castle!
  • Get out the paint and make pretty patterns.
  • Recreate a nest either with real twigs or crushed shredded wheat mixed with Continue reading
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