Craft Paper Hanger

10846470_10152871541252209_8105003512701890422_nA simple frame and two heavy duty closet rod shelf brackets make a perfect setting for your ambitious little artist. Make sure brackets go secuely into studs because a lot of force can be done by a small child when he/she pulls the paper down. You also might want to add an outside door rug in front to catch scribbles that would otherwise end on the floor – or if the child is slightly older maybe they might want to paint and it will catch drippings. What a great idea!

Color Coordinated Easter Egg Hunt

10172589_10152140270748929_4612449516406553141_nThis is a great idea – allows each child to collect eggs of their color to make sure candy is divided up evenly. You could do this and have age groups find certain colors as well – this would ensure children of only certain age groups would get certain types of candy.

Dyed Easter Deviled Eggs

10006212_632824420099607_679797247_nHow cool is this? Make deviled eggs as usual except when you get the eggs cut and separated from yolks dye the white halves in different Easter colors with food coloring or Easter egg coloring dyes. Use same recipe that is the family favorite for filling. Makes a great surprise setting.

Peter Rbbit Easter Cake – Without Shaped Pan

375769_547856161996415_330551927_nThis is so great – and I love how simple it is and the fact that most of us have at least a circle cake pan.

Make two same size circle cake pans and once cool freehand cut 9as shown in pattern in our picture above) just one of these cakes. This cake makes the ears and box tie and the whole cake makes the head.

Be creative and decorate to make look like a boy or girl Easter bunny – I am sure you will get more than one smile from this really cool idea!

Easter Bunny Dinner Rolls

166783_599429720087213_1924351677_nWhat a simple and cleaver idea to brighten up your Easter dinner table leaving your guests in awe.

These are made from raw dinner roll dough that can be purchased frozen or made from scratch. Kneed into a dome shape and snip two ears with scissors as shown in our picture above. Poke two holes for eyes and a hole for the nose with tip of shape knife. Coat with egg wash and bake. Make sure to get egg coating around ears and into eye and nose sockets – this prevents them from filling in as the dough rises.

Creative and perfect for Easter – or anytime you want to make a child smile at the dinner table.

Grow Your Own Pineapple From Scratch

Pineapple_Tops_In_WaterI found this page interesting as I have tried unsuccessfully to grow these in the past. Will use these directions and see what happens. Check it out – a lot of details and pictures abound.

http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/pineapple/pineapple.htm

Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow

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Make a typical sugar cookie icing recipe as follows:

Mix: (add additional corn syrup to make sure it is runny)

1 cup powdered sugar – 2 teaspoons milk – 2 teaspoons light corn syrup – 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extractfood coloring (black, yellow and orange)

Dip marshmallow into orange about one third the way up from the bottom. Dry.

Dip marshmallow into yellow about one half the way up the orange. Dry

Mix the rest of your icing to make black and dot the top part of marshmallow to make eyes. This step is not necessary as they are a unique little treat or party favor either way.

Happy Halloween