School holidays are about to kick off this Friday which means two things. 1. Easter is almost here and 2. You will need to keep the kids entertained so they don’t go stir crazy! Lucky for you we have compiled a list of our favourite DIY Easter treats and crafts that will keep them busy for hours and get them excited for the Easter bunny to visit.
1.DIY BUNNY EARS (via MarthaStewart.com)
Makes: 1 set of ears
What you need:
- 8 x 16 inch piece of felt in a colour of your choice
- 6 x 6 inch piece of white felt
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Any other accessories to jazz up your bunny ears e.g. pom poms, glitter, sequins and ribbon
- Measure the width and length of the top of the headband, add 1/2 inch to all sides, and cut a strip of pink felt to cover.
- Glue the felt strip onto the top of the headband. Wrap the extra material around the headband’s edges and glue it down also.
- Measure the underside of the headband, and cut a strip of pink felt to fit.
- Glue the strip to the underside, creating a backing that covers the edges of the top felt.
- Print out our bunny-ears template, and cut out both shapes.
- Trace the outer-ear shape onto your coloured felt twice, and cut along edge.
- Trace the inner-ear shape onto white felt twice, and cut out.
- Glue each pair of ears together with hot glue, and let dry.
- Crease each ear vertically down the middle, and press.
- Fold up the bottom flaps on either side of the notch, and attach to headband with hot glue, pulling notches closed so ears are slightly bent. Hold until glue sets.
- Get creative and add any finishing touches you like.
2. EASTER CARROT TREAT BAGS (via MarthaStewart.com)
Makes: 1 treat bag
What you need:
- Coloured cardstock (orange, peach, yellow)
- Green tissue paper
- Double sided tape
- Circle cutter or protractor
- Using the Circle Cutter, cut out a 5-1/2 inch circle from cardstock. If you are using a protractor, trace out the circle and cut using normal scissors.
- Double stick tape a 6 inch x 5-1/2 inch piece of tissue paper about half way down the circle, to the inside of your cone.
- Fringe the top 2 inch of the tissue with scissors.
- Assemble the treat cone by rolling the circle from one edge to the other. Double stick tape the inner edge. Fill the cone with Easter eggs, and tie with twine!
3. EASTER NESTS (via taste.com.au)
Makes: 12 – 15
What you need:
- 200g milk chocolate
- 200g dark chocolate
- 100g shredded coconut
- 40 x mini coloured eggs
- Break up all the chocolate and place it in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (don’t let bowl touch water) until chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool slightly. Add the coconut and stir to combine.
- On a large sheet of baking paper, create chocolate nests about 7cm in diameter. Use the back of a metal spoon to make a small dent in the centre of each nest, where eggs will sit. Cool completely, then refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Just before serving, fill nests with eggs.
3. FLUFFY BUNNY BISCUITS (via taste.com.au)
What you need:
- 1 ½ cups plain flour
- ½ cup icing sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 125g butter
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 75g white choc melts
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
- Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- Place flour, icing sugar mixture and cocoa into food processor. Add butter and process in short bursts until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add milk and process again in short bursts until the dough starts clumping together. Turn out onto a sheet of non-stick baking paper and press the dough together.
- Divide in half and roll out one portion to 5mm thickness. Using an 8cm bunny-shaped cutter, cut out shapes from the dough (as close together as possible). Gently re-roll the dough scraps and cut out more shapes.
- Place onto a baking tray. Repeat with other portion of dough. Chill for 15 mins then bake for 12 mins. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Spread white chocolate onto half the biscuits and sprinkle with coconut. Leave to set. Spread jam onto the other biscuits and place a bunny with coconut on top of each to create a sandwich. Tie necks with ribbon, if you like.
There you have it! Hopefully, these ideas keep your little bunnies entertained for a few hours. If you make any of these, be sure to tag us on Instagram (@ithinkproperty) or Facebook. We can’t wait to see your creations!
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