Easter is a wonderful time to help your children remember others and not just what they are getting from the Easter Bunny.
This Bunny Card is so sweet and extraordinary because it captures a moment in time as the Bunny’s face is made from your child’s hand print. You can help them write, or they can draw a picture, to a loved one, or a person who could use some special attention. It will surely brighten someones day.
The pretzel rods are a scrumptious treat for ANYONE – I LOVE them! The pretzels can be covered in white, milk or dark chocolate, then in a so many options of toppings it would be hard to stop. Your family, coworkers, neighbors, everyone will want to receive these treats….without, or without, a Bunny note:)
Pretzel Rods HERE
Cellophane Bags HERE
Curling Ribbon HERE
Waxed paper or parchment HERE
Kid’s Washable Paint HERE
White card stock HERE
Wiggle Eyes HERE
Pom Poms for nose HERE
A Black Sharpie to draw bunny face
Washable markers, crayons or whatever you prefer for the kids to write or draw inside the card with.
Give each child a plate of sprinkles.
In a microwavable bowl, pour in as many of the chocolate buttons as desired.
Melt for 30 seconds and stir.Continue this process of heating in small increments and stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Use caution not to overheat and burn the chocolate.You or the child/teen dip the pretzel into the melted chocolate.
Scrape of slightly on all sides. (You can see we are using small pretzel rods as well as long ones too!)Let the kids/teens roll their coated pretzel in candy sprinkles.
You could also use finely chopped nuts, other types of sprinkles, heath candy bits, so many options would be mighty tasty here!
Place set pretzels in the cellophane bags, and tie up with the ribbon, or ribbons if you want to get extra creative.
A few must be taste tested first, of course – quality control you know.Now for the Easter Card
Paint one hand of a child with the washable paint -painting the two middle fingers for small hands and the pointer and pinkie finger like they are making a ‘hang ten’ sign for the bunny ears of an older kid. Since their hand would take up too much room on the card if fully extended.For small children help them press down their hand and fingers to create the head and ears.When the paint is dry, attach the eyes. Use mini glue dots HERE if needed. (love these and have them on hand for so many uses)
For the bunny card, if the children can write, let them pen notes to loved ones or friends, or let them draw a picture if young:)
This is a wonderful opportunity to take the opportunity to spend time as a family, reaching out and thinking of others….and not just what they are getting for Easter.
Attach to some of the candy OR just pop in the mail!
Copyright, Recipe by Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.