Easter has snuck up on me and now I only have a few days to pull something together! Eek! Let’s face it, holidays can be hectic for military families, especially if your spouse is deployed. So I’ve put together a list of fun and easy last minute ideas for Easter! You know I love Pinterest and I’m beginning to think it can bail anyone out when they’re short on time.
Adorable Crafts for Kids:
Bunny with Handprint Whiskers: Have your child cut out a bunny face. Glue it to a piece of paper and then use their handprints as whiskers. Adorable! Hang it on the fridge as a keepsake, send it in a care package or make one for Grandma!
Handprint Easter Lamb: You’ll need construction paper, cotton balls, glue, black acrylic paint, a small wiggle eye, a sharpie and some ribbon to make this cute as can be Easter Lamb.
Easter Chick Craft: Yellow and orange cardstock, wiggle eyes, glue, marker and scissors! Super simple and really, really cute!
Yummy Easter Desserts the Kids Will Love (and So Will You!):
Rice Krispie Treat Pizza: Breakfast cereal, marshmallows, butter and Easter candy? Yes please! Go ahead and indulge!
Bunny Bait: Rice Chex, pretzel sticks, white melting candies, spring sprinkles, white popcorn and M&M’s. This sounds dangerous!
Jelly Bean Easter Bark: White morsels, vegetable shortening and jelly beans. You make it in the microwave! Easy, festive and colorful.
Fun Easter Activities:
Glowing Easter Egg Hunt: Put glow sticks in plastic Easter eggs and hide them outside or around the house at night! Take a flashlight and have fun!
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: You’ll need a separate set of colored plastic eggs for each child (or adult!), larger prize eggs, egg baskets/buckets, candy and/or prizes for the eggs, and flashlights. Ready, set, GO!
A Jelly Bean Prayer: Sort jelly beans, layer by color, place topper on jar and attach jelly bean prayer poem. This makes a great gift for Sunday school teachers, friends and family.
The Easter Story in an Egg: You’ll need an empty egg carton, 12 plastic eggs, and various simple items (click on link for details) for each egg.
Happy Easter HUN readers! Have a safe and joyous day.