I have three kids and I try my best to cook recipes that they can make. They are still little so the shorter the project the better. This Simple Easter Recipes for Kids was created by my children. They told me what they wanted to make for dessert and well we made it. I feel like cooking should be self directed and finding recipes that allow for creativity is key. This allows your child to problem solve and apply logical thinking strategies. This recipe is easily adapted for children of all abilities since it involves gathering the materials and combining them as the child sees fit.
We started out with as many peep options as possible I mean you need options right?
I think we were successful in our creation. I know that my daughter had a wonderful time using the items we had gathered to make her special dessert. I have to say she had a heavy hand with the sprinkle but who could blame her it sprinkles.
I encourage you to get in the kitchen with your children and get cooking. You can make up your own simple easter recipes for kids or any theme really. I find that the best memories I have with my children are the ones involving allowing them to be creative. Check out our cooking with kids series and cook up some love!
My table was in much need of some cute, simple Easter Decor, but my wallet told me it also needed to be inexpensive. So, I headed to the dollar store! I was able to put together a cute Easter centerpiece, a spring nest with 4 simple items, a little hot glue and a couple of things I had on hand at home.
Here is what you need:
Holidays will be more fun with some festive decors, but it can be an added expense to your budget. Our tip is for you to plan your project well to be able to stay frugal. I have found that Target and the Dollar Tree provide many ways to decorate creatively for $1 an item. While it adds up, it is certainly easy to give your home some holiday spirit without spending too much.
The decorative centerpiece I created is appropriate for a children’s party or room and it is edible! How fun! I used a set of Easter bunny and carrot lollipops, the remaining Easter grass from my first Easter Centerpiece project, and a blue bucket. All of these items came from the Dollar Tree and totaled $3.
I hope these ideas inspire you to get creative with materials you may already have or are able to purchase cheaply. Spring is almost here and the bright colors will make your home cheery.
Thanks to Krystal B. of Krystal’s Kitsch for this guest post!
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Topic: Easter Centerpiece
It can be challenging to decorate you home for the holidays when trying to be frugal. Decor can be an added expense that just is not in many people’s budgets. However, I have found that Target and the Dollar Tree provide many ways to decorate creatively for $1 an item. While it adds up, it is certainly easy to give your home some holiday spirit without spending too much.Continue reading
We love our Peeps. The problem is my kids open them up and eat one. Then they get stale. I decided I would come up with Peeps: Decorations You Can Make with your kids. I believe it is so important to spend time with your kids and creating projects that are self directed are an amazing way to make memories. I always take out a bunch of items and let them make choices and come up with projects to share with the family. They have a sense of accomplishment and pride to show everyone their craft. I have to say that my children ask me to take pictures of their crafts because they are so excited then they ask me to blog about them. I of course do so to inspire you to make memories with your children.
We try to do our decorations of centerpieces for under $5. I have one of these floral wheels on hand because you can reuse them. It was $1.79 and then the peeps were $.99 a pack. You will need two packs. The I found some ribbon in my collection. I usually buy it from the $1 bin at target or Michaels craft store. You will also need a glue gun and glue sticks or a good craft glue.
The first thing you do is take gift wrapping ribbon or ribbon and wind it around the wheel to cover it. You can paint it if you want but then it wouldn’t recycle again.The next thing you do is arrange them around the wheel. Once you have your idea complete then you simply apply the glue to secure them to the floral wheel. I then took ribbon to the top to make a wreath. You can leave yours off and place it on your table for your $5 centerpiece. I just think this is a great way to recycle Stale Peeps.
I know we all think wow I have people coming over what am I going to do for an Easter Centerpiece? I often plan little parties for the kids we have special teas and desserts just for fun. I love to make little centerpieces for them but honestly like it better if the kids make them with me. I have to make them on a budget because we really try hard to achieve financial success.
This is what you will need to make an Easter Centerpiece Peeps, sticks, and ribbon, scissors, glass beads, and a vase.
We made another Easter Centerpiece for the parent’s table but they wanted to make their own for their table. I think creating crafts is so much fun so why not. I let my little ones create their own project. We love creating projects with peeps.
Then my son decided to put the ribbon on the sticks. They weren’t able to make the bows so I helped with that but they made up their own way to wrap the sticks which was just fine with me. It is important to let the kids create their own project. They decided to create their centerpieces with peeps.
I love to give me children materials and just see what they do with them. The final project was really cute. I think it is was really fun to watch them. They enjoyed making it and eating it. They said they could send people home with a peep pop. I love how their imagination manifests into a greta project and a wonderful memory.