What would be more delightful than finding Little Miss Sunshine and her friends in your Easter Egg basket?
I can’t think of anything.
I mean c’mon, more than half the time they’re giggling.
Egg dye + supplies(vinegar, bowls, paper towels, etc.)
Acrylic paint + brushes
1. Sketch the faces, hands, and accessories(i.e. bows) of a Little Miss or Mr. Man on your eggs using a pencil.
2. Go over your pencil lines with the Sharpie. Let it dry.
3. Submerge your eggs in the egg dyes of the color of the Little Miss’ or Mr. Man’s body. Let the eggs dry.
4. Use acrylic paint to fill in the details, such as noses, bows/hats, and hair. Let it dry between coats of paint.
5. If necessary, touch up black lines with the Sharpie.
(PS: Pictured above from left to right: Mr. Fussy, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Giggles, and Mr. Good.)
Note: The Mr. Men and Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves is a copyrighted children’s book series. The characters’ names, the animation, and Mr. Hargreaves’ signature is not my own, nor am I an affiliate.
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For Easter weekend, Logan and I drove up to visit Holly and her family in Logan. We hadn’t seen each other for months. I know, I know, I’m a terrible sister. She lives less than 2 hours away. But I did have a pretty good reason for not being able to spend a weekend with the Larson’s for a few months. Two words: hair school. No no no, three words: minimum security prison.
I was really excited to head up there and party for Easter weekend! See my cute, older sis and her three cute boys. I mean, there’s no better way to celebrate Easter. With family. …Not to mention that I’m a little too old for Easter egg hunts. One thing I love about spending holidays with family, especially my nieces and nephews, is that as I’ve gotten older the excitement of Easter egg hunts, Christmas morning(okay, just kidding. Christmas Eve and Christmas morning are still pretty exciting for me.) has died a little bit. But now that I have those aforementioned nieces and nephews, I feel excited vicariously through them. Hiding the eggs, playing Santa(playing Santa? What?! I mean…putting out cookies and milk for Santa.), dressing up for Halloween…. Oh wait, I still dress up on Halloween. If there’s one holiday that is just as applicable to grown-up’s as it is to kids, it’s Halloween. By the way, I still have plans to dress up as David Bowie from the Labyrinth. All in good time.
Okay, enough about Halloween! It’s Easter time. Oh, by the way,Holly and I still dye eggs. Just like kids! Not even her kids were interested in dying eggs. Too juvenile?
^^^Recreated this Pinterest-popular Easter egg design: a little chick and a little bunny!
When I saw these cute carrots at the Dollar Tree, I knew there was something I could do with them, I just wasn’t sure. There’s always cake or cupcake toppers, right? But that was just too predictable. I mean, Easter and a carrot cupcake topper? Predictablllllle.
Then I thought of an amazing idea. One word: sprinkles!!!
These cute powdered-candy-filled carrots
1. In one of the bowls, empty out all the carrots’ powdered candy.
2. Fill up the other bowl with sprinkles. Funnel the sprinkles in the carrots by either scooping the sprinkles in using the carrot, or by using a funnel to pour them in. Screw on the tops.
3. Now just stick the carrots in the cupcakes! Be sure to clean the carrots before you stick them in the cupcakes.
When your guests are ready to eat their cupcake, they can take out the carrot, open it, and sprinkle on sprinkles to their hearts’ delight!
When I saw this cute ceramic bunny at the dollar store, I knew I just had to do something with it. I didn’t know what to do yet, and quite honestly I didn’t know what to do with it until I painted it seconds before I started photographing this.
Cute, though, right? A chocolate Easter bunny wrapped in foil. And I also love this cuz it was super cheap, and super easy!
So here’s the how-to.
Ceramic bunny from the trusty Dollar Tree
Acrylic paint: gold, yellow, blue, pink, and black
Paint brushes of varying sizes
Ribbon & scissors
Hot glue gun
1. Paint the entire bunny with gold paint. Let it dry.
2. Cut and tie a ribbon to glue to the bunny’s neck.
3. Now that the gold paint is completely dry, you can paint the details, including the mouth, nose, ears, and eyes. Note: for the eyes, be sure to paint the whites of the eyes yellow, and the iris/pupil area blue – this is the traditional chocolate Easter bunny eyes.
Glue on the bow.
Place it on top the cake, and voila! It’s done! And lookin’ so cute.
Cheap, easy, and so cute. It’s perf!
Hoppy Easter! (heh heh!)
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