Part of our Spring tradition is making an Easter Bonnet for the Kids Easter Party. I used to be one of those parents that wanted it all to be perfect and symmetrical, but over the years I have learnt to sit on my hands and let the boys take over. In my humble opinion, my boys Easter Bonnets might not look perfect, but they are kid made.
I love Easter. It really is a wonderful time of the year. A time of renewal, a time for rejoicing and also new beginnings. I love to decorate our home with the changes of seasons and Easter is no exception. I also love how our decorations are building up and being added to over the years. Most of them are homemade and hold lots of memories and none of them were expensive. My top tip is to buy them after Easter is over in the sales and put them away for next year, just remember where you have stored them!
Easter crafts and activities for kids and families Chocolate cornflake nests Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle decorated eggs Simple paper plate nests Easter Bonnet ideas Decorated easter eggs Paper plate chick Bunny tail bunting Popcorn and marshmallow easter nests Washi tape Easter cards Washi tape easter egg garland Felted wool easter chicks Egg free peppermint creams Easter basket How to decorate an easter bonnet Egg decoration The easter story for kids Tissue paper decoupage eggs Chick Easter cards Washi tape covered Easter eggs Pom pom bunnies and chicks Easter chick cards DIY home decor for Easter
Whoop, my boys finnish school on Friday and are off until 22nd April, so we have plenty of time to do lots of Easter crafts and have lots of family fun time together. This week I am going to concentrate on Easter Egg Craft Ideas. We love decorating our Easter Tree with eggs and the boys also decorate eggs for school and for an Easter Party we attend each year.
As you may know London is Mini’s favorite city in the whole wide world (his words, not mine). So we can often be found hopping on the train when we can grab an inexpensive fare and doing some sight seeing. Also one Maxi’s school friends still visits a Dentist in London to have their invisible braces looked at (they used to live there) and they are going back over Easter and we are possibly going to London Zoo for an event too, so will need some other things to do too.
225g icing sugar, sifted
115g Condensed Milk
Gradually mix the icing sugar together with the condensed milk. We used the mixer for this on slow.
Add peppermint extract to taste and knead until smooth.
Dust a clean surface with icing sugar and roll out the mixture to 5mm thickness. Cut into shapes with small cutter (the boys chose hearts and bells).
Leave in a cool place to dry for two to three hours.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.
3. Drizzle the peppermint creams with the melted chocolate
Allow to set.
This keeps refrigerated for up to three weeks.
We are lucky to have Newby Hall just a short drive away and when we were invited to an Easter event there courtesy of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, we thought it would be a great way to spend Easter Sunday. Especially as it is the first one without mum and she would help me organise the Easter egg hunts, plus mum loved Newby Hall and we had taken the boys there together.
We were also lucky enough to receive a cop of the movie on Blue Ray and DVD and have to say the boys have watched it 3 times since receiving it and we have watched it as a family too. It is a great movie with fantastical special effects and we loved the previous movies.
They also had a great time making some Easter chicks which we had also been sent. They looked at the image on the box and managed to make them all themselves. I love the fact that they are getting older and want to do their own thing and all I need now is an Easter tree to hang them on.
Do you make Easter bonnets with your children?
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