Monday, April 21, 2014

Post-Easter Snacks and Crafts

Easter--to me-- is so much more than bunnies and jelly beans, but we do include some dyed eggs and candy as part of our family Easter traditions. If you're anything like us, you might have a few boiled eggs and peeps left still. Here's a couple things we did with ours, in case you're trying to use them up. 

I made the boys a food scene, inspired by this one (if you like these you should check out some of Jill's other food scenes here, and here). I used chives and thyme from the garden, dill seeds and carrot pieces for the faces, and some chia seeds as chick feed. 



Edible play dough is always a hit with my kids (see peanut butter play dough, here.) I found a recipe for edible peeps play dough on Kids Activities Blog. It's basically marshmallow fondant, made with peeps! Here's what you do:

Peeps Play Dough
  • Microwave 3 peeps and 1 Tbsp. coconut oil for 10-15 seconds (until peeps begin to puff). 
  • Stir and add in 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar. After the second tablespoon of sugar you really have to just work it in with your hands. 
  • Kneed until smooth and pliable adding more sugar if too sticky. 


It worked great! The kids could roll it out just like play dough,


and they loved making edible snakes : )


There won't be any stale peeps here this year. I hope your week is off to a good start. It's starting to feel like spring!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial on the peeps fondant! Super easy and it turned out great in my test batch. Going to use it to make a blue robot cake for my son's birthday. THANKS!!

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