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When kids are on Spring Break, it is nice to have some activities handy to keep them engaged in life. Since our Spring Break was this last week, I was ready and armed with simple activities for my grandchildren to do together. They were thrilled! While these all have an Easter flair to them, I think that bunnies and cupcake baskets can actually be enjoyed all Spring, even after the Easter holiday.
This is one of those ideas that evolved because of 3 things. First, I had some leftover almond bark in my double boiler. Then, I went to the store and found 2 things, store brand peanut butter sandwich cookies, (much cheaper than the name brand), and Annie's Organic Friends, which are little rabbit shaped grahams, on sale right now on Target. Finally, all I needed were some little jelly beans to make a bunny sitting on a nest. I thought of this idea before all of the Easter candy was available, so we used Mike & Ikes. I just dipped half of the peanut butter cookie in the almond bark, stuck on the jelly beans and bunny before it hardened. The kids loved them! They enjoyed helping to stick on the jelly beans and bunnies.
When I found these White Ding Dongs, I thought, these will make cute baskets! So my grandkids and I picked up some coconut for the grass and Twizzlers for the handles and Robin's Eggs for the basket filling. Here is how we did it:
These may look like regular washcloth bunnies to you, but they have a little something extra.
There is a little treat in the back! I thought that these would be a great little gift from the kids to their friends, or if you are the grandmother to nearly 10 grandchildren like I am, this is a fun way to give them each a little something without breaking the bank! And, they are quick and easy to make. I found all of my supplies at Dollar Tree!
Here is how we put them together:
I used little butterfly stickers on the lid of the container to look like a butterfly landed on the rabbits back. Dollar Tree has a wide assortment of stickers to choose from.
I love making memories with my grandchildren. We just had a scare in our family where we could have lost one of my sweet granddaughters. It has brought home to me very clearly how precious every moment with these sweet kids are. I hope that we can capitalize on these moments and have quality time together as often as possible.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!