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best of armelle blog // easter edition

April 10, 2014

Can you believe that Easter is already a week from Sunday?
Well, if you are scrambling for some fun Easter ideas, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Easter DIY posts from Armelle blog over the years. 
How to put together an Easter basket (Easter basket ideas for boys and girls)
Hopefully this helps get some Easter ideas flowing! 
Have a good one!

easter basket goodies …

April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to pop on to share a few ideas for Easter basket fillers.  I am a huge fan of holidays.  I love to put together fun things for my children that I know they will love.  I think it’s because I grew up with parents from foreign countries, so they didn’t totally “get” the American holidays, we always had a great time, but nothing too blown up.  Perhaps that’s why I tend to do a lot for my kids, because I want them to have those special memories for holidays!

I just love “playing” the Easter bunny!  I usually scout out a few treasures over several months, adding to the pile if I come across something fun for their baskets!

Above is my daughter Norah’s basket.  I always like to get a few non-candy items, this is what I put in: (sources listed)

– Calico Critters (too cute to resist) (amazon)
– A six color pen from paper source
– A little schelich plastic bunny rabbit (walmart)
– Lindt chocolate carrot (target)
– Chicklet gum (dollar store)
– A wallet she’s been wanting forever
– Yellow Surf Style Salt water sandals (amazon)
– Jelly Bellies (target)
– Annies Cheddar Bunny Snack Mix (target)
– A wind up toy (michaels)
– A duck pen that quacks when you push it (target)
– A pirate egg filled with squinkies (target/walmart)
– Our favorite Melissa and Doug Triangle Crayons (target)
– Wooden Excelsior as filling “grass”
– Wooden bushel basket (Hobby Lobby)

For the Boys, we got several of the same items plus:

– An angry birds keychain (target)
– Legos (michaels)
– Eric Carle coloring book (michaels)
– A tie (target)
– A bamboo toy car (local toy shop)

Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your Easter baskets in the future!

{photos by me}

DIY: doughnut easter bunnies

March 30, 2013

Easter is almost here, and I wanted to share with you a quick treat that I put together for my kids to share at a little Easter hunt they attended yesterday.

These little bunnies are made out of little powdered sugar doughnuts, and were super easy to make, and the kids thought they were fun!

You only need a few supplies:

Jelly beans (for the nose)
Powdered sugar mini doughnuts
Mini chocolate chips
Wire cutters
Pipe cleaners

Step One

Push a jelly bean in the center of the doughnut to create a “nose.”  I used pink, you could use any color if you wish.

Step Two

Push in two mini chocolate chips pointed side down for the eyes.

Step Three

Measure the pipe cleaners to about 3 3/4 inches, and bend them in half to form the ears.  Make sure the bottom of the pipe cleaners come together, or they will spring out of the doughnut later.

Step Four

Place the pipe cleaners into the top of the doughnut for the ears.

And, there you have it!  Repeat as needed to share with all your little bunnies.

Happy Easter!  Hope you have a great one!

I have to give a talk in my church congregation Easter Sunday. No pressure right?  Better go write my talk!

{All photos by me}