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Kim Byers

Kim shares her passion for crafting, baking and fun party ideas here on Snackpicks with the hope of inspiring you for your next celebration or gathering no matter how big or small. Kim lives in Ohio with her husband and two boys and is also the creative director and owner of The Celebration Shoppe.

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EGG-cellent Easter Recipes and Ideas

Easter Recipes and Ideas

Easter is a very special holiday for my family, as it is for so many families, a time of celebration, togetherness and renewal. Our Easter family tradition is to host a colorful brunch, with lots of whimsical fun for the kids, including Easter egg hunts, Easter craft ideas and lots of yummy recipes.

Easter Place Setting + 3 Delicious Egg Recipes

Easter Place Setting

For our Easter brunch, I set the table in Spring hues. Living in Ohio, by the time Easter arrives I’m ready for a bit of color! One of my favorite color combinations right now is yellow and gray. Its classic and lends itself as a beautiful backdrop for all the multi-colored eggs that are sure to grace the day.   

We like to make eggs the center, literally of our place setting and dishes. As a mom of two creative boys, we boil and decorate a few dozen eggs each Easter, giving us plenty of extras to display. We also use hollow dyed eggs to make an Easter “flower arrangement” to add to the centerpiece.

Flower Arrangement Materials:

  • Hollow dyed eggs (see instructions)
  • Hot Glue
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Thin wooden dowels

Flower Arrangement Instructions:

  1. Hollow out your eggs by piercing one end of the uncooked egg with a needle then using a toothpick swirl inside the egg so that the yolk will break and drain out, rinse with soap and water, dye to your desired color and allow to dry.
  2. Cut petals out of craft paper for your flower.
  3. Crease petals about 1/3 of the way up so that they will mold around your egg.
  4. Adhere paper petals to each other in a circle, leaving room for the egg (paper adheres to itself better than the egg).
  5. If serving in an egg cup as shown, adhere the petals to the bottom of the egg with hot glue.
  6. If making a larger arrangement, use wooden dowels, placing the hollow egg on the dowel and adhering the paper petals to the dowel with hot glue.
Easter Egg Flower
Colorful Flower Centerpiece

We like to feature some of our favorite Easter recipes in our place setting, like this Southern Potato Egg Salad featured - a secret family recipe! Some of our other favorites include the Ham and Cheese Casserole which is perfect for Easter morning, and Egg Salad with Fresh Herbs which can serve as an appetizer or Easter lunch.

Egg Salad Recipe
Ham and Cheese Casserole
Egg Salad Recipe

Crafts for the Easter Season

Dyeing Easter eggs is always a crowd pleaser, I also have a couple crafts up my sleeve to keep the kids entertained in the Easter season.

This year my kids will be making Easter bunny ears and Easter bunny noses. Collect these items for your kids and let them get crafty. It keeps them entertained while you cook and they’re excited to have their pictures made when the time comes (meaning no unhappy… "gotta get my picture made"… smiles)!

Easter Bunny Ears and Noses

Bunny Craft Materials:

  • 2 sheets yellow cardstock (available at your local craft store)
  • 2 sheets gray cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wooden dowel
  • Hot glue (to attach dowel to bunny face; parents only)
  • Optional: Small circle punch

Bunny Craft Instructions:

  1. Cut two long strips of gray for the headband. Glue ends together.
  2. Cut out two tall ears in gray and two shorter ears in yellow. Glue together and attach to inside of headband. Set aside.
  3. Cut out bow tie shape and then round off the corners.
  4. Cut out two rectangles, cut ends on one side to resemble whiskers.
  5. Glue whiskers to center of bowtie shape.
  6. Punch or cut out a small circle for nose and glue over whiskers to hide center.
  7. Add a dowel for the child to hold with hot glue. (Parent must do this part, but it dries almost instantly with no possibility of falling off during your picture.)

Another craft to keep the kids busy during the Easter season is the Baseball fun food craft. With baseball season near, the kids are excited to incorporate sports into their Easter traditions.

Baseball Fun Snack

Baseball Craft Ingredients

Baseball Craft Directions

  1. Arrange 4 Sunshine® Cheez-It® Big Snack crackers as baseball bases on a plate. Arrange Sunshine® Cheez-It® White Cheddar crackers as base lines between the big crackers.
  2. Pat outside of eggs dry with paper towels. Horizontally cut eggs in half. Press one egg half in center of baseball diamond as pitcher’s mound.
  3. Tint mayonnaise red with food color. Pipe mayonnaise onto remaining egg halves as stitching on baseballs. Arrange in the infield of the baseball diamond.

With this assortment of cheerful decoration, EGG-cellent and delicious recipes, and kid-friendly crafts, the Easter season is sure to be a success. Happy baking, happy crafting and Happy Easter from Kellogg’s Snackpicks.com!

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