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March 28th, 2012

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Craft

Source: Family Fun Magazine

These Easter eggs are FUN to make with your kids or classroom. And what a perfect use for those broken, about to be thrown away crayons!

You will need:

  • Eggs (white)
  • Empty egg carton
  • Tongs or a large slotted spoon
  • Crayons
  • Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Hard-boil white eggs. Remove them from the hot water with tongs or a slotted spoon, pat them dry with a paper towel, and rest them in an empty egg carton or on plastic bottle caps (an adult’s job).
  2.  Moving quickly while the eggs are still warm enough to melt the crayon wax, color them with the crayons’ tips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayons’ sides. For a speckled effect, grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs. The waxy eggs will become very slippery, so take care when turning them to color the underside.

When you are done coloring, place them in the empty egg carton and let them dry for about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.

March 28th, 2012

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Cooking the eggs at a low simmer will make them easier to peel and help prevent cracks. Cool immediately after cooking to eliminate the unattractive grayish green circle that can form around the yolk. These hard-boiled eggs can be used immediately, or dyed and decorated and featured first in your Easter egg hunt and later as deviled eggs.

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Place the eggs in a single layer, without crowding, in a 2- or 3-quart saucepan. Add water to cover by 2 inches and then the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Immediately remove the eggs from the hot water and plunge them into a basin of very cold water to cool down, or rinse under cold running water for about 5 minutes.
  3. To peel, roll the large end of the egg on a countertop to crack the shell. Hold the egg under cold running water, and peel away the shell. Store unpeeled hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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March 14th, 2012

Easter Bunny Rolls

Easter Bunny Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Easter Bunny Rolls

These cute little Easter bunny rolls are perfect for Easter breakfast or brunch. They are fun to make, delicious to eat and just darn cute to look at!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water.
  2. Add milk, sugar, shortening, egg, celery seed, sage, salt, nutmeg and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic; about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down; let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Divide dough into 24 pieces. For each bunny, roll one piece of dough into a 20-in. rope. Cut rope into one 10-in. piece, one 5-in. piece, two 2-in. pieces and one 1-in. piece. Coil 10-in. piece for body; place on a greased baking sheet. Coil 5-in. piece for head; place next to body. Form ears from the 2-in. pieces and tail from the 1-in. piece; add to bunny. Pinch and seal pieces together. Repeat, placing bunnies 2 in. apart on the baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  5. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with melted butter. Cool on wire racks.
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March 13th, 2012

Bunny Carrot Tree – Easter Crafts

Bunny Carrot Tree - Easter CraftThis cute little carrot tree will show the Easter Bunny where you live!

You will need

  • A small potted tree that has not budded out yet
  • OR a small bare branch – about 10 – 12 inches high
  • Small clay flowerpot or heavy bowl
  • Decorative stones or glass beads. You can also use Spanish Moss or something similar to “mulch” the tree
  • Orange bumpy pipe cleaners (12 inch)
  • Green embroidery floss
  • Dental floss

Bunny Carrot Tree - Easter Craft

Instructions

  1. To make carrots, first first cut several 12-inch orange bumpy pipe cleaners into quarters to create four 3-inch pieces, each with a wider part at its center (see photo).
  2. Form each piece into a carrot by folding over about ½ inch at one end and tying on several 4-inch lengths of green embroidery floss at the bend. Trim the floss, if necessary.
  3. Slip a loop of floss or string under the folded end for a hanger, then fold up the bottom tip of the pipe cleaner as well.
  4. Next, use balled-up newspaper to support a bare branch (ours was about 10 inches tall) set upright in a small flowerpot. Add a layer of decorative stones or glass beads, then hang the pipe cleaner carrots on the branch

 

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