Friday, March 25, 2016

Teach Your Kids the REAL Meaning of Easter with These Baking Ideas

You have seen posts all week about Easter cupcake decorating ideas, Easter basket ideas and we have been thinking about that egg hunt. :) While we do celebrate the commercialized edition of Easter (and other religious holidays) in our house, just like a lot of other parents, we also want our kids to understand the REAL meaning of Easter.

The truth is, Easter is not about chocolate bunnies and jelly beans and it is not about the Easter Bunny. It is not about cotton tails and hunting for candy filled plastic eggs in the backyard. Easter is the day that Jesus rose up from the dead.

I am sure we can all agree, it is far more fun to spend Easter decorating and hunting for colorful eggs, but those of us who want our children to know the biblical meaning have to find ways to teach them what Easter signifies. It's a sad and grisly story, and can be a terrifying tale for children to hear, when told from beginning to end, but it is not just about the horrible death of Jesus.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

12 Sharpie Pen Easter Eggs Ideas (Whimsical Easter Crafts with Kids)

The last thing I look forward to at Easter time is the messy crafts the kids want to do.

Want a super easy idea for Easter egg decorating? Get out the sharpies, the felt tip pens, and the hard boiled eggs and have some no-mess, whimsical fun with the kids!

Here are some ideas to get you started, but the sky is the limits! Let your kids and your creative skills go to town with your own decorating ideas.

Free style Sharpie decorating:

Use paper cutouts to create patterns:

Paint the egg first and then decorate with a Sharpie:

Use stickers to create pretty patterns on your eggs, then peel the sticker off and use your Sharpie to finish coloring inside the lines:

Keep it simple:

Make them Spring-y:

Or go all out with animal prints, if you have the talent:

Even plastic eggs can be decorated with a Sharpie:

Fun, easy, no-mess, just the way I like it!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter Bunny Bum Treats - Decorating From Behind

From the moment my little ones were able to figure out how to detach the sides of their diapers, nearly all of my kiddos enjoyed running around, naked bums free to the wind. All unnecessarily dirty minds aside, I think naked baby bums are some of the most adorable things of babyhood. (I know I am not alone here.)

It seems that Easter bunny bums are cute in people's minds, as well. At least, that is what I have gathered from some of the Easter treats I have found.

If you are looking for a more unique perspective for your Easter decorating, check out these Easter Bunny Bum Treats:

I don't think I am talented enough to make any of these treats, but let me know if you make any! I would love to see them!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

32 Easter Cupcake Decorating Ideas

With Easter around the corner, it's time to prepare for all the sweets the kids always look forward to.

Cupcakes are a favorite in our house! The awesome thing about cupcakes is all you have to do is bake them and then the kids can do the decorating.

Without any further ado, here are 32 Easter cupcake decorating ideas to do with the kids:

Stay tuned for more Easter baking and decorating ideas coming up this week!

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