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I have one last Easter post for you.  I actually made these several weeks ago but somehow forgot to post them.  So here is a last minute, non-candy Easter gift idea.

easter 5I used some cupcake containers (what are they called?) and covered them with some colored scrapbook paper to match the different Easter Characters.  And then attached the animal parts to them.  I picked up these containers at Wal-Mart but also found some here on Amazon:  cupcake cups.

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easterIf you don’t want to make the play dough, you can fill the cups with some small cookies, a cupcake or some colored candy!

If you would like to download the Easter Animal Printables, click on the link below:

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Easter Treats Round Up

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With Easter upon us, I thought I would share some of my favorite Easter Treats that I have spied on the internet just recently! I think you might like these as much as I do…and hopefully you will find something that inspires you.


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Donut Bunny Pops from Positively Splendid

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Easter Animal Treats from Simply Simple Stamping

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Peeps Treat Bag Topper from it is what it is

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Funny Bunny Cookies from Munchkin Munchies

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Easter Peeps from Your Home Based Mom

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Easter Bunny Tails from Eighteen25 via The Idea Room

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Easter Bunny Tails from Pizzazzerie

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Bunny Tail Cookies from Lizy B Bakes

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Folded Bunny Napkins from Taste of Home

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EGGcellent Easter Gift from Lil Luna

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Flower Pot Carrots and Hummus from Pottery Barn Kids (couldn’t find the original image source)

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Vegetable Tray from Savvy Mom

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Crescent Roll Carrots filled with Egg Salad from Hungry Happenings

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Easter Egg Dye from LBI Chef

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Bunny Bun Rolls from LBI Chef

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Easter Pops from The Idea Room

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Easter Egg Nests from She Knows

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Easter Candy Bark from The Idea Room

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Spring Carrot Treat Bags from Crafts Unleashed

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Easter Bunny Gift Jars from The Idea Room

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Need some more Easter Ideas? Check out these past Easter posts from The Idea Room.

 



Some Bunny Loves You–Easter Printables

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I went a little crazy coming up with some new Easter gift ideas and Easter Printable This Easter idea is pretty simple. I wanted to try to get away from candy and use something that is a *little* healthier.

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This Easter gift also is nice because it can be used for those with gluten intolerances.  Annie’s makes bunny crackers and fruit snacks that are gluten free, so it is nice to have something you can give to someone who has issues with that…like myself.

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These are so simple. All you need to do to make them is print out the little tags, which I am sharing with you today. I picked up these individual serving packages of Annie’s bunnies at Costco but you can also find them on Amazon here:

Annie’s Bunny Snack Variety Pack (8 Chocolate Chips Bunny Grahams, 8 Chocolate Bunny Grahams, 8 Honey Bunny Grahams, 12 Cheddar Bunnies Crackers) a total of 36-1oz bags

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If you would like to download the Some Bunny Loves You Printable Tags, click on the link below:

{Some Bunny Loves You Tags}
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You can give these to your friends, teachers, Sunday School class or pop one in an Easter Basket.

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Easter Candy Bark

Easter is right around the corner and I have a quick and easy Easter treat that you can make in minutes and makes a great addition to your festive Easter food.  Chocolate Bark is so easy to make and tastes so good.  I have shared a few other Chocolate Bark candy ideas over the years.  If you have been following along for a while you might remember some of them: Peppermint Bark, Candy Corn Bark, and Oreo Bark.

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The thing I love about Bark Candy is that is looks a lot fancier than it really is to make.  And they make a great and easy gift that most people might enjoy receiving.  I simply melted some white chocolate.  I love to use Ghiradelli white chocolate.  Just melt it in a microwaveable bowl on 20 second intervals so you do not burn it, and stir between each cycle.

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Then simply pour your melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan covered with wax or parchment paper.   Sprinkle your Easter candy over the melted chocolate and let it cool and harden.  Break into small pieces and then package up and give it away!

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Or serve it as part of your Easter Dessert table.  Either way…you will love how festive, fun and easy this Easter food is to make.  Have you ever made a bark candy?

Easter Bunny Cotton Tails

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I have a fantastic giveaway that was planned for today…but we had some technical issues so I will be sharing that one later this week when we get them resolved.  So…I am sharing this fun and simple Easter Printable that I had planned on sharing with you Friday.

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Are you a cotton candy fan?  I am not a huge fan of it…but when the kids get some at the Amusement Park I always tend to grab a small bite for old times sake.  As it reminds me of my childhood.

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When I spied a little package of Cotton Candy in the Easter Candy Aisle I realized they would be perfect as Easter Bunny Tails.  And with my new found printable obsession…I wanted to make them for a simple Easter gift idea.

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The particular Cotton Candy I used was in a Hello-Kitty pink package.  But I have seen Cotton Candy in various forms in a lot of other stores like Wal-Mart and Fresh Market Stores.

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Simply print out the Easter Bunny Cotton Tail Bag Toppers and attach them to your bagged Cotton Candy and you are good to go.  I used the larger gift bags that are about 4 inches in width.  So these tags will fit those bags perfectly.  If you can’t find that size of bag, you can print these at a smaller size to fit your needs.

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Please read directions here before trying to get access to the printable.  I have a lot of people asking me how to get them.

You will need to go through my FB page to gain access to them.  If you are not a fan of The Idea Room, you will need to like the page first and then click on {Previous Downloads} to gain access to the printables.

*click here for printable download:

Easter Bunny Cotton Tail Bag Toppers

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Are you a Cotton Candy fan?

Easter Cookie Envelope

Yesterday I shared with you this Easter Cookie Gift Bag that I made as part of the CRE8TIME Creativity Movement.  We are encouraged to be creative for an hour a day for 8 days in a row.  If you missed that you can read more about that in yesterday’s post: CRE8TIME Easter Gift Idea.  Today I sharing how I made it and offering you some free Easter printables.

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Today I am sharing with you how to make some of these for yourself so that you can use them to be creative and to share your creativity with others.  They are really simple to make.  I love to give gifts that come in pretty packages.

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Sometimes the easiest way to get exactly what you want is to make it.  I found all the supplies I needed to make this project at Michael’s, who I partnered with in this project.

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I took a  photo of the paper I used just in case some of you are interested in the names and Brands.  I also purchased some Vellum so that you could see the cookie inside of the cookie envelope.  I came up with a pattern for the cookie bag and then cut out the paper using two different coordinating patterns for the front and back of the envelope.

I glued the cookie envelope together with a glue stick and put the flaps on the inside of the envelope.  And I glued the square of Vellum on the inside of the front of the envelope.

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I have provided the pattern for your use if you would like.  Simply click on the image of the pattern and you will be taken to the free pdf download to print.  It also comes with the pattern for you to make this Easter Bunny head that I attached to the top of the bag with a mini clothes pin.  The bunny nose is a black brad that you can find in the scrapbook supply aisle.

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Then I cut out a simple banner and added some black letter stickers to spell out the words Hoppy (or Happy) Easter.  I attached them to a string and then attached that to the insides of the envelope through a tiny hole.

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For the “hoppy” I simply cut out a 1.5 inch circle and then a 2 inch scalloped circle with some paper punches, which I then attached to the envelope.

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You can fold the top of the envelope over the top or tuck it in like I did.

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Then simply slip in your favorite cookie.  I made my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and added in some crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs…I know!

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My family raved about how great the cookies were.  And I would have to say that I am sure they were amazing…but unfortunately I am unable to eat them any more due to my food allergies (womp womp).

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Give them away to your favorite people if you are able to stop yourself from eating all the cookies.  At any rate…get your creativity on and join the CRE8TIME Movement.

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Click here for the envelope patterns: Easter Cookie Envelope Patterns

Easter Treats–Bunny and Duck Cookie Pops

Easter is coming and I can hardly believe it!  Where does the time go?  And with each holiday I have had fun challenging myself to come up with a fun holiday related “treat on a stick”!  For Easter I created some bunny and duck pops.

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They are pretty simple to make.  You will need some Oreo Cakesters and white chocolate, Almond Bark or CandiQuik.  I used Vanilla CandiQuik.

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Stick a sucker stick into the bottom of the Oreo Cakester so that it goes up into the middle between the two cake layers.  Then dip the entire Oreo into the melted CandiQuik.  Cover the entire Oreo and the bottom of the stick.  This will harden and hold the Oreo firmly on the stick. 

To make the bunny ears I took two swedish fish and stuck them into the top of the bunny head before the CandiQuik had hardened.  Then I drizzled the CandiQuik over the ears and covered them completely.

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Then I set the cookie down on some parchment paper.  Quickly add two mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a jelly bean for the nose.  I had some heart sprinkles left over from Valentine’s day that I used for the bunny’s cheeks.

For the ears, I took some pink sugar {easy to make—take regular granulated sugar and add a drop of red food coloring and mix together} and sprinkled it on the ears.  Then I took some more CandiQuik and drizzled it on the edges of the ears to make an outline around the sugar.  This made it so the sugar was just on the “inside” of the bunny’s ear.

Then let it dry.

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To make the ducks.  I dipped them the same as the bunny.  I added mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  I used some round sprinkles from Wilton for the cheeks and then some more heart shaped sprinkles on top.  To get the hearts to stick I added a little bit of melted CandiQuik and used it like a glue.  The beak is a mini Cadbury Egg.  I drew a line for the beak with an Edible Black Marker.  Then let it dry.  After it had dried, I added a bit more melted CandiQuik to make the little fluff of feathers on the top of his head.

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Pretty simple to do!  Aren’t they so fun?  A simple and easy gift for kids classmates and friends or for yourself!

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