Easy Last Minute Easter Ideas

Easy Last Minute Easter Ideas

Yes you are reading that right, last minute Easter ideas because it is only a few days away!

Don’t ask yourself how this happened and how to it! I am sharing some easy last minute Easter ideas to get your little ones excited for this spring holiday.

They are easy enough that some of these activities can be done at home, or for very cheap! Check them out below.

1. Easter Bunny Footprints

Print out this free template and carefully cut out the bunny feet to make a stencil. Place stencil on the floor and sprinkle powdered sugar. Do this a few time to make a trail.

2. Free Spring Printables

When you sign up for my newsletter, you will get a set of spring themed printabbles including Easter pennants, toppers and coloring pages.

3. Naturally Dye Eggs With Onion Skin

Coloring eggs has never been this fun! Head to my previous post on how to color eggs with onion skin!

4. Easter Bunny Bait

Mix some dried oats, colored sprinkles and anything else you want to add to sprinkle for the Easter Bunny when he comes at night.

5. Dollar Store Easter Basket

Head to your local dollar store and stock up on the ultimate Easter basket! Everything you see hear is from Dollar Tree or Target Dollar Spot. You can add snacks, bubbles, Playdough, sippy cups and more! Also how cute are these sunglasses? I decided to glue some letter beads to customize them.

6. Jelly Beans in the Toilet

Throw some jelly beans in the toilet and even add some green and purple food coloring. Add the note for the Easter bunny saying they forgot to flush!

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Some blogger friends and I are teaming up to share some fun Easter Basket ideas! Follow our blog links for more inspiration!

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Onion Skin Dyed Easter Eggs

Onion Skin Dyed Easter Eggs

I love dying Easter eggs, it is something I look forward to doing every year.

Growing up we always dyed Easter eggs with those little color tabs and some vinegar. Although I do love the nostalgia of it, I love finding new ways to dye Easter eggs.

With Easter only being a week away I lost track of time to creatively think of something fun to do.

While thinking too hard I realized the creative way was right in front of me- natural dyed Easter eggs using onion skin.

I love having an over abundance of eggs thanks to our chicks and now it was time to color some!

Thanks to not cleaning out my fridge, I found a bunch of onion skins. The bigger pieces the better. I would suggest about 7-10 onions to get what you need.

Cover your egg in the onion skin and wrap everything up in cut up cheese cloth/stocking/thin t shirt.

Loosely tie string or rubber bands around the wrapped eggs.

Place wrapped eggs in boiling water for about 10 minutes. I added any extra onion skin I had into the boiling water.

After 10 minutes places wrapped eggs in cold water and let them sit for a few minutes. Remove bands and cloth to reveal your uniquely dyed Easter eggs!

You can also change up the design by coloring the egg first with white crayon or wrapping rubber bands just around the egg and then placing into boiling water with onion skin already in the water.

You can also add other vegetables such as beets for a more deep color. Play around with it and have fun. Your kids will love this and it is all natural.

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Make Your Own Pizza Garden Kit

Make Your Own Pizza Garden Kit

If there is one thing we learned during quarantine, it is we need to be self efficient. Exactly a year ago we got chickens and that has been the best decision we have ever made. We have taught Franco how to care for them, how to collect eggs and how we cook the eggs. (I am better at homeschooling than I thought!)

Gardening is something I want to get better at and also teach Franco along the way. I decided to give our gardening activity a twist so we stay interested and have fun with it.

I created this pizza garden kit that includes seeds to grow our own pizza toppings, how could we lose interest in that!? To know that a homemade pizza is within our reach is worth the wait!

This pizza garden kit is great to gift someone as well, I am providing a free printable so you can create your own and give to someone who wants to learn how to garden (and loves pizza!).

Here is what you need to make your own pizza garden kit:

An empty egg carton, I used a four pack, but you can up to a dozen based on which seeds you want to plant.

Potting soil

Used coffee grinds

Garden labels printable

Tooth picks for the garden labels

Gardening seeds (green onion, oregano, basil, parsley, pepper, tomato, mushrooms, thyme, sage, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and rosemary) save packets so you know how long each plant needs to germinate for.

Fill holes of egg carton with some gardening soil, place seeds in and add more soil. Top with coffee grinds and pat down. 

Cut out garden labels and tape each one to a toothpick. Place label in each prepared soil.

Water garden and let each plant germinate according to package directions for each seed. When it is time, bring them outside to continue growing. 

By the end of the season, you will have everything you need to make a delicious pizza! Stay tuned for a delicious pizza dough recipe to make the ultimate homemade pizza.

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DIY Leprechaun Trap Ideas

DIY Leprechaun Trap Ideas

Over this past year I am making sure our holidays are being celebrated all month long with special treats and surprises. It helps keeps us up when things seem to feel down.

Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day as an adult these days is enjoying corned beef and Irish soda bread but this year why not add some more fun with your kids.

We decided to make a leprechaun trap and see if he leaves anything behind for us!

I found this empty manger at a thrift store and knew I could turn it into a fun leprechaun trap!

With some spray paint, printable signs and accessories from Dollar Tree we were able to turn this lucky find into a pretty awesome trap.

If your little ones are looking to make their own leprechaun traps I found some great ideas and inspirations below!

@sierralmiller
@theshowgals
@ashleymurphyfamily
@a_magicalmess
@finallyhomejuniperlane
@saranicolebarlow
@mothermystical

I also included this printable so your little ones can choose which sign they want for their trap!

Download Your Free Leprechaun Trap Signs Here!

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Food Dye Macaroni Plus Free Printable

Food Dye Macaroni Plus Free Printable

Macaroni is one of the basic food groups in our house but when you can play with it, it makes things 10 times better!

I always had thing with sensory bins because I had fear of all the mess it would make but after months of quarantine I let things go.

Macaroni has such fun shapes and when you find unique ones at this Dollar Tree you gotta act fast because you never know when you will see them again!

I grabbed some food dye as well at Dollar Tree and decided to make a bunch of colored macaroni for a fun activity.

If you can’t find these at your local Dollar Tree you can snag these materials here!

I separated the shapes and put them each in a small container. I added about 4 drops of each color and a tablespoon of alcohol.

I closed the lid and had Franco shake it up until all a macaroni was covered in dye.

We laid them all out on a paper towel and let them dry, about 15 minutes.

I created this rainbow printable just in time for St. Patrick’s day and we used the macaroni to create a colorful rainbow.

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Sweet and Edible Two Ingredient Playdough

Sweet and Edible Two Ingredient Playdough

We go through so much slime and Playdough in our house that I am better off making our own.

I enjoy making our own Playdough because they are so many different variations on how to make it. I have recipes for cook and non cook, cloud, scented and more.

Today I am sharing how to make edible Playdough! it’s soft and sweet your little one will be licking their fingers the entire time. The best part is that it only requires two ingredients!

All you need is

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of white vanilla frosting

This is optional, but you can add food coloring and sprinkles as well.

Mix sugar and frosting together preferably with a mixer. Once mixed knead with your hands and add food coloring and sprinkles if you prefer.

You will have pillowy soft Playdough that tastes great! No more worries of what your kid may ingest when eating playdough.

I made this sensory tray with a bunch of treats from Dollar Tree to go along with the Playdough! What do you think?

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