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Birds Nests {kids in the kitchen}

Happy Friday Friends!  This week has gone by so quickly, but I have really enjoyed sharing some of our favorite family treats and activities.  Ready for the last one before Easter?

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Birds Nests are one of the treats I remember most from my childhood.  I cannot remember who made them, but I do remember eating sooo many that my tummy hurt.  I would even sneak them off the table after I was told I had eaten too many.

Birds Nests are super easy to make and are a good recipe to make with a little helper.  Bonus: They are no-bake!  You could make them for an easy Easter dessert or enjoy them anytime during the Spring.

Here we go…

What you’ll need:

1 bag butterscotch chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 bag chow mien noodles

candy to use for eggs

How to make them:

Heat the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a microwave until melted. ( Stir periodically. Chips may look solid even after melting.) Stir in bag of chow mien noodles.  Working quickly, use a spoon to drop nests onto wax paper or other non-stick surface.  They will look like uneven nests.  Quickly set three eggs on top of each nest.  Allow to set and enjoy!

Note: We used jelly beans because that is what the boys chose, but I really prefer chocolate eggs combined with the butterscotch.  M&M’s have some really cute speckled eggs out right now that would be perfect.

Hope you didn’t miss out on my other fun Easter ideas…

Bunny Cinnamon RollsKid Friendly Stained GlassBunny PizzasEaster Egg Lunch Hunt

Happy Easter!

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Easter Kids Craft and a Pinterest FAIL

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are enjoying this week as much as I am…Today I am sharing an easy craft and a Pinterest FAIL.

First up…

Kid Friendly Stained Glass 

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This is a winner at my house for one main reason…It involves quite a bit of glue.  Not as much as my Pinterest FAIL, but we’ll get to that in a bit.  My boys love using glue and a dot of glue to me is much different than a dot of glue to them.  Anyway…

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What you will need:

Paper plates (or heavy paper)

wax paper

tissue paper (various colors)


Start by drawing and cutting out your desired shape onto a paper plate, then cut out.  Tear or cut tissue paper into smaller pieces.  Here comes the glue…Glue the pieces of tissue paper onto a sheet of wax paper.  Allow to dry.

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Glue wax paper with tissue collage onto the paper plate so that the part you see is the smooth wax paper side.  Trim edges.

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Now, just…Punch a hole, tie a ribbon and hang in your window.  These can be made for any season using different shapes and colors of tissue paper.

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Don’t miss out on my other fun Easter ideas…Bunny PizzasEaster Egg Lunch Hunt, and Bunny Cinnamon Rolls!

And Now For A Pinterest Fail…Ugh!

So, I saw this idea multiple times on Pinterest and thought we should give it a try.  Why?  Because it uses glue as a main ingredient…Lots of glue.  Did I mention, we like glue at our house?

Window Clings {made with glue}

I admit, I usually DO NOT follow directions.  I typically look at the picture and recreate what I see.  BUT this time I actually read and followed the directions. (I learned my lesson!)

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What I was supposed to do was make a template or use a cookie cutter.

Pinterest fail stencil {}Set it on a piece of wax paper.  Fill the template with glue.  Let it dry.  Note:  I added glitter…Window clings NEED glitter, right!?

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I let it dry and dry and dry for a couple days.

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The glue ran and the shapes we created morphed into their own shapes.

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Then, they wouldn’t peel off the wax paper.  They curled. They made a glittery mess on my floor.

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They looked nothing like they were supposed to.  Ugh!  What a waste of glue!

So…DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME (unless you want a fun excuse for your kiddos to use glue)!

If you made these at home and they worked…What did I do wrong?

What Pinterest FAILS have you experienced?

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Easter Egg {Lunch} Hunt

Happy Monday Friends!

It snowed over the weekend, so it is really not feeling like Easter week around here.  But it is!  I LOVE this time of year…For me, it is one of the most special with the most meaning.  To celebrate, I am sharing Easter activities ALL week long…Yay!

To kick off the week, I’m sharing our very favorite from last year.   How about an Easter Egg {Lunch} Hunt!  We did this last year and it was so much fun…I think we hunted for our lunch the entire week before Easter.

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How I did it…

I gathered up empty plastic eggs in a variety of colors.  The larger eggs work great for this because you can fit more/larger food items in them.  Then, using a permanent marker, I wrote the letters for each boys name on the eggs.  One letter per egg.  All additional eggs simply had first initials, A and O.  I filled the eggs with small lunch food items such as: mini beef sticks, pretzel chips, goldfish, cut up veggies, fruit and dessert…jelly beans and peeps.

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If you are lucky enough to have nice weather…Hide your eggs outside and have a picnic.

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Note:  I think this idea originated from Family Fun Magazine.  I just adapted it to work for us and to make it a learning opportunity.

Have Fun this week making memories with your kiddos!

Don’t miss out on my other Easter ideas…Bunny Cinnamon RollsKid Friendly Stained Glass,  and Bunny Pizzas!

I’d love to hear what you are up to during this special week…

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