Flower Candy Pretzel Bites

Happy Good Friday to you! In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a fun food craft that would be really great to share for your Easter celebration! These little “flowers” are so cute and taste so yummy with the combination of sweet and salty.

You need only 3 ingredients…square mini pretzels, white candy melts and a bag of spring colored M&M’s candy.

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Place some pretzels on the cookie sheet. (I started out with a lot of pretzels at one time, but now I think it’s better to do a few at a time so you can keep up with the decorating while the candy is soft.)

The directions I read suggested laying 1 candy melt wafer on each pretzel.

I think it works better if you put 1 1/2 candy wafers on each pretzel.

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. While you wait for the oven to heat up, you can sort your M&M’s into like color piles. This will make it easier to find the same color faster.

Once the oven is warm enough, place the cookie sheet in the oven for about 3 minutes. The candy just needs to soften so you can put the M&M’s on the pretzels. I found it helpful to use a small spatula to spread the warm candy on the pretzel.

When the candy is softened, place 1 yellow M&M in the center of the pretzel. Then apply 6 more of the same color M&M’s around the yellow one, pressing down into the candy.

That’s all there is to it! Continue making as many flowers as you’d like to make.

Aren’t they so cute?! Spring flower candy bites are bound to bring a smile to everyone that sees them. Especially to those who TASTE them! Haha!

Maybe set a few out on a plate for the Easter Bunny! πŸ˜‰ Happy Easter, everyone! πŸ™‚

Pretty Easter Egg Craft for Kids

Easter is only a few days away now! Are you looking for another simple craft to do with the kids? Here’s a great one that I shared last year, but it’s so pretty it’s bears repeating! πŸ™‚

You’ll need a few colors of tissue paper, a piece of white paper, a pencil and glue. A computer and a printer will make it easier but isn’t necessary. To begin…draw the shape of an egg on the piece of white paper. Or do like I did and go to:


You can print out an egg for free. How nice is that?! (Thank you, http://www.firstpalette.com !)

Draw some light lines on your egg to divide it into sections. Begin with your first color of tissue paper and tear it into strips. They DON’T need to be perfect or the exact same size.

Next tear the strips into smallish pieces. Again, no need for perfection here!

Apply some glue to a small area of the first section of your egg.

Take one of the ripped pieces of tissue paper and wad it up into a little ball. Yep, squish it up! Then press it down into the glue. This picture is 3 balls.

Continue making paper balls and gluing them onto the egg shape. Press them close together so there isn’t much of the white paper showing through. I changed colors for each section but you can make your design however you like. Here is the first section done in red.

Then I did a section in yellow.

Next was light green.


Light blue…


Darker blue and yellow…

And finally red again to finish. πŸ™‚

Doesn’t it look great? You can make lots of different colors and designs for as many eggs as you want to make. Have fun! πŸ™‚

Making Candy Pretzel Rods

Here’s a fun quick project you can do with the kids to welcome Spring! Or for some extra fun for Easter…pretzel rods dipped in candy and coated in sprinkles!

You will need a bag of Wilton Candy Melts (I used yellow but there are other colors available), some wax paper or parchment paper, pretzel rods, a microwave safe mug and some candy sprinkles.

Put some candy melts in a microwave safe mug or cup.

Melt in the microwave according to the package directions.

Dip the pretzel rod into the melted candy. Tipping the cup sideways some can help to get the candy farther up on the pretzel.

Let the excess candy drip back into the cup. While holding the dipped pretzel over a clean bowl, drop/pour the candy sprinkles over the melted candy part of the pretzel.

After you have added the sprinkles, lay the pretzel on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper. The candy will gradually harden again or you can place the dipped pretzels in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.

And that’s all there is to it! πŸ™‚ You can arrange the pretzels on a plate or in a cup or vase and share them with your family and friends. Sweet and salty mixed together is a great combination! Yummy!

Little Easter Bunny Bucket

Coming at you today with another cute Easter craft! This one needs the use of a glue gun so it might not be a good craft for the wee ones. But it would be really cute for you to make them for the kids. πŸ™‚

You will need a small white bucket (I found this one at the Dollar Tree store), 1 white chenille stem (aka pipe cleaner), a small piece of white cardstock, a pink marker or crayon, 2 large wiggly eyes, 1 small pink pom pom, scissors and a glue gun with a glue stick.

You’ll begin by cutting the white pipe cleaner into 4 even pieces. (Sorry for the bad lighting and that the pipe cleaner doesn’t look white. It really was white! Lol)

Continue with your project by cutting a small strip of cardstock paper between 1-2″ wide. I cut off the end of a full size sheet of cardstock (8.5″ x 11″).

Cut the strip in half and place the 2 pieces together so when you cut the paper, you will cut both pieces at the same time.

Cut out the shape of a bunny’s ear. You should end up with 2 ears the same.

Next color the inside of each ear pink, leaving a white edge on the outside.

Now it’s time to glue things together! Start by gluing on the 2 wiggly eyes on the plain side of the bucket.

Glue on the pink pom pom for the bunny’s nose.

Put some glue on one end of each piece of the white pipe cleaner and tuck the end under the pom pom. These are the bunny’s whiskers.

Glue the bottom of each ear to the front inside edge of the bucket.

Draw on the bunny’s mouth with a marker. You’ll probably need to use a permanent marker so the mouth doesn’t wipe off.

And your bunny is ready to be filled with Easter goodies! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ll have fun making these little Easter bunny buckets and that your kids will be tickled to receive them! πŸ™‚

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Hello, everyone! It’s been one of those weeks today but I wanted to at least share a quick Easter egg hunt idea that I came across.

Another idea for keeping the egg hunt more evenly divided is to write names or the first letter of the child’s name on each egg. For instance, all of Bradyn’s eggs would have a β€œB” on them. The kids can only pick up the eggs that have their letter on them. We’ve used this idea for a couple of years now and it works pretty well. πŸ™‚

Hope those suggestions help you! I’m off and running once againβ€¦πŸ˜‰

Easy Foam Easter Bunny From Dollar Tree

Easter is coming closer! Are you looking for some fun Easter crafting ideas to do with your kids? Be sure to check out your nearest Dollar Tree store! Today I want to share with you an adorable little bunny kit I found there.

This is a very easy kit to put together with the kiddos. It’s made with foam stickers. Be sure to save the little picture that shows you where each piece belongs. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

First I punched out the pink glittery pieces which are 2 pieces for the inside of the bunny’s ears, a little pink nose and a pink tummy. Then I added his eyes.

Next I did his mouth and bow tie.

It’s time to stick 2 pink spots on for his cheeks.

Now there’s just the 2 pieces of the carrot left to do. I suggest peeling off only the top part of the backing for the carrot so you won’t have an entire sticky piece hanging there.

Put the top of the carrot onto the bunny’s hand.

Lastly, put the green carrot top onto the top of the carrot. And you’ve finished your adorable bunny! πŸ™‚

Find a cute place to put him to help decorate your house for Easter! πŸ™‚ Hope you can find these bunnies at your local Dollar Tree store!

Easter Basket Ideas From Dollar Tree

If you still need some ideas of fun things for the kids’ Easter baskets, head to your closest Dollar Tree store! The one I was in the other day had lots of things left and some of them look pretty cute! I wanted to share with you a few things I found and hopefully they will be available at your local Dollar Tree store too.

Easter bunny erasers. These guys are so cute!

Easter designs on pencils.

Scratch and find the bow-tie bunny.

Ice cube trays shaped like a bunny’s head. I think you could use these for making candy too.

Or there were ice cube trays of the bunny’s bottom! LOL If you use these for making candy, you could stick a tiny marshmallow on for the tail! πŸ™‚

Glitter putty in an Easter egg.

2 different kinds of bubbles.

2 colors of Play-doh in the same cup.

Lots of soft and cuddly stuffed animals! So cute!

They also have things that aren’t made just for Easter but would still work great in an Easter basket. Like this “play clay” hair salon. We had a similar one in a Play-doh set and the kids had a blast with it.

There were little figurines that would fit inside a plastic Easter egg and some Silly Putty that always comes in an egg. And of course, they have LOTS of candy and plastic eggs for sale. πŸ˜‰ Hope you can find just what you are looking for to fill those Easter baskets!

Easter Chicks Made From Fruit Cups

Hello again! The grandkids have gone back home with their mom and dad and it’s very quiet at our house again. We had a wonderful week of fun and just enjoying being together. πŸ™‚ But now it’s time to share some more fun with you! One thing we made while the grandkids were here was some Easter chicks.

You will need some fruit cups, some orange construction paper, some fake feathers, some wiggly eyes, a pencil, scissors and glue. We found out by trial and error that using a glue gun works the best and keeps everything in place better than regular Elmer’s glue.

We used peach cups but mandarin oranges would be about the same color.

Applesauce cups work fine too and we did use a couple of those.

Fold a small piece of orange construction paper in half. Draw a triangle on the paper with one side of the triangle being on the fold. Cut out the triangle. This will be the chick’s beak.

Draw and cut out from the orange paper 2 chicken feet for each chick.

Glue the beak on the side of the fruit cup. And glue the 2 feet onto what is usually the top of the fruit cup. For this project, we’ll use the fruit cup upside down.

Glue on 2 wiggly eyes just above the beak. Glue a feather on each side of the fruit cup. You will definitely need to use a glue gun for the feathers.

That’s it! Your Easter chick is finished! πŸ™‚

Whether you make one or a whole flock of chicks, I hope you will have fun making them! And have fun eating them! πŸ˜‰

Quick Spring Decor Kids Can Make

Here is a cute and so simple way to make some great looking spring decor! You will need a pint canning jar (or other clear jar), some M&M’s candy and some artificial flowers.

Fill the jar with the M&M’s and cut the flowers to the size appropriate for your jar. Stick the artificial flowers into the jar with the M&M’s. And that’s all there is to it! πŸ˜ƒ

How’s that for an easy and quick spring decoration?! So cute! πŸ˜‰

Easter Finds at Dollar Tree

I know that the Easter holiday isn’t until April, but I saw some fun Easter items at a Dollar Tree store today. If any of these look good to you, don’t wait too long to head to your local Dollar Tree store because they tend to sell out of items fairly quickly! The Dollar Tree stores close to us have increased their prices to $1.25 for each item. But that is still much cheaper than other stores.

Let’s start with this adorable Easter box. They had 2 sizes of boxes at our Dollar Tree store, but items can differ from one store to another. This is a square box that is open on the top.

They also have a TON of plastic Easter eggs!! The packages go from as few as 6 large eggs to as many as 18 smaller eggs.

Here are some cute bunny treat bags! There are 4 in a package.

This is what they look like. They are made from cloth and I plan to put Easter treats inside a plastic bag before I put them inside of the bunny bags.

I found some adorable stuffed animals! πŸ™‚

Colorforms Sticker Story Adventure boards make for some great quiet time play!

And, of course, there is a LOT of candy! SweetTarts Jelly Beans looked pretty yummy to me.

Don’t forget chocolate bunnies!

I hope this will be some help for you as you plan your Easter shopping list of things to get for the kiddos’ Easter baskets! πŸ™‚