Can’t Stop the Easter Bunny!

Here are some great DIY ideas for Easter family fun.

Apr 4, 2020

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The Easter bunny is hoppity hoppity on its way and treasured family traditions can be tweaked for your stay-at-home life. Easter eggs can be colored using items you already have at home and Easter egg hunts can be even more fun when held indoors.

Skype or Zoom with your extended family so they can celebrate this joyous holiday with you. All it takes is a little bit of inspiration and some DIY ideas and you can make a memorable holiday that your family will treasure for years to come.

Dyeing Easter Eggs

After your hard boiled eggs are allowed to cool, it's time to dye them. Don’t have Paas egg dye on hand? No problem. You can use vegetables and other foods to make natural dyes. Beets can turn your eggs red, turmeric can be used for a bright yellow, and coffee grounds for an antique brown. Here’s some easy to follow recipes from All Recipes.

You can also create colorful eggs from food dye. All you need, according to McCormick, are a dozen eggs, vinegar, and food coloring. The popular spice and baking company even provides easy to follow instructions.

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Make Marbleized Easter Eggs with Nail Polish

You can make beautiful marbleized eggs using your beauty stash. All you need, says Jumble Joy are hard boiled eggs, warm water, a toothpick, and brightly colored nail polishes. You can watch the step-by-step directions. There are addition decorating ideas on the video. Make sure you share pictures of your creations on Instagram or Facebook.

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Coloring Easter Egg Pages

All you need is a printer and crayons or markers and you can keep little hands busy for hours. Crayola is offering free printable pages of Easter baskets, eggs, bunnies and more. You can also make your own Easter wreath out of paper plates and construction paper. Don’t forget that crayons and markers make great Easter basket stuffers.

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt

We all have to adjust to our stay at home lives but kids shouldn’t have to give-up on a traditional Easter egg hunt. Just be creative and hold it indoors. Here’s some ideas from Good Housekeeping:

You can make clue cards out of index cards that can combine an Easter egg hunt with a scavenger hunt. Or, use plastic eggs and hide directions inside like when your little egg hunter finds them, they have to do the action like hop like a bunny, or buck like a chicken. Another fun idea is to combine east egg hunting with the game hot or cold. You can direct your child to the eggs by answering their questions with hot, hotter, cold, colder. You can make it even harder by adding a blindfold.

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Easter Dinner

Have a traditional Easter dinner with your family at home. But this year add some healthy dishes to the traditional Easter ham, turkey, tofurky, or lamb. Serve salads as your first course with spring greens like romaine lettuce, baby leaves, spinach, or arugula. Bake root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and parsnips instead of potatoes. You can lighten up the deserts by using one of these great recipes fromTaste of Home.

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Movie Time

After the egg hunt is over, grab some Easter candy or popcorn and watch one of the timeless Easter films with Your Kids like “The Dog Who Saved Easter” from 2018, “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” the classic 1971 movie, The 1974 Peanuts classic It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown”, or the 2004 Winnie the Pooh’s “Springtime with Roo”. For a more traditional family viewing, screen “The Ten Commandments” from 1956 or the 1959 classic version of “Ben Hur”.

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