Wow Easter will be here in a couple days. The year is well under way. I know at our house Easter is a fun time of year for the whole family. I found some really cute ideas to make Easter a little more special for the kids and us this year.
To start out the day with a little hip-pity hop you can make these cute bunny butt pancakes. Get your favorite pancake recipe, warm up the pan and make some oval shaped pancakes. Start by making on larger circle and then two smaller ovals for the feet of the bunny. Strawberries or blue berries are a great treat to add to the pancakes for the foot prints. My kids do not like whip cream so I used a marshmallow as the tail. Next time I’ll just use fruit as the tail too since they like fruit better.
To keep with the bunny butt theme I also found the same idea using sugar cookies. Of course you can use frosting for the tail, and all sorts of colored sugar shapes. We always make a bunch of sugar cookies for the Christmas season so now we are starting the tradition of making sugar cookies for the Easter season. We even made some crosses this year. To make the cross shape I used a square cookie cutter to get a striaght edge. We then over lapped the two strips for the cross. My daughter wanted to add a flower to the center so we made one with frosting and it turned out really nice. You can find cross cookie cutters online at
Global Sugar Art. However they were sold out and I did not have enough time to have it shipped when we decided to do this idea.
Easter Egg ideas
I love to color Easter eggs with the kids and my husband. Every year my husband comes up with another fun way of painting the eggs. This year I was the crafty one to find some new techniques. Of course being on pintrest a lot helps make finding these ideas so much easier. About a week ago I received an email from pintrest with Easter egg ideas and this one was the picture that caught my eye.
What you need to make these adorable eggs:
- Craft punch
- Vinyl sheets
- Cotton swabs
- Food coloring
- Black dye, surmastore.com
- Circle Stickers
I had a craft circle punch in my craft supplies, it was 1/4″ circle. I picked up vinyl sheets from local craft store. I purchased cricut brand that are intended to be used with the cricut machine but it works great for any project. I had food coloring in the cupboard and ordered the black dye from surmastore.com. This web site is awesome. They have everything you need to make Ukrainian eggs. I will have to look into this option more for next year.
Step one boil eggs like normal. Cool eggs. With your craft punch punch circles into the vinyl. You can use the circles for your circle stickers. By punching into the vinyl you are making your design for your egg. With the first circle I punched out I cut around the edge so I had my template for my first color dot. I took the food coloring and painted it onto the egg. Do not dilute the food coloring before applying to the egg. Continue to do this until you’ve completed the number of circles you want with color. Do not pull up the vinyl until the food coloring is complete dry. Now using your punched out circles place on the egg on the part you want to stay white. Then dip entire egg into the black dye. Let dry and enjoy. After looking at other egg dying ideas you could use electrical tape instead of vinyl too. You will be more limited with the size you can make but almost everyone has electrical tape around the house.
Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter.