Easter Cookies

Happy Easter! I brought something sweet to my family’s Easter gathering and they turned out cute and delicious. Such a fun way to unleash your creative side! My designs could definitely be more neat but practice makes perfect!

1. Bake your cookies. Any classic  sugar cookie recipe will work. Feel free to use your favorite recipe and cookie cutters.

2. Frost: Runny royal icing, using the flooding method. 

3. Decorate: Stiff royal icing colored with Wilton’s gel food coloring.

4. Wow your guests! 

Bird Nest Candy Dish for Easter by Adventures of a Pinner

bird nest candy dish

bird nest candy dish

I’m not going to lie, I went into this project feeling very confident only to fail big time. Proceed with caution.

Cover a dish in plastic wrap. Cut up strips of paper (I used newspaper. You can also use a brown lunch bag but I liked the idea of the scraps of text). Mix up some paper mache:

  • 2 tablespoons of glue
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water

Dip the paper strips in the paper mache and apply to the bowl.

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birds nest candy dishbird nest candy dish

Once you have completely covered the bowl allow the paper mache to dry. Start round two. Now you need to try and achieve that nest texture so pieces shouldn’t be completely pressed down.

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Here is my ugly dish. In hindsight I shouldn’t have used newspaper with any color and I should have cut my pieces thinner. Let me know if this project worked out for you!

DIY Message Easter Eggs by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

message easter egg craft

I’ve been waiting for Easter ever since I pinned this idea!

What you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Needle
  • Toothpicks
  • Bowl
  • Paint & Brush or Food Coloring & Bowl
  • Paper & Pen
  • Scissors

Step one: Blow out the eggs

Set up your work space. It’s a good idea to have paper towel on hand. Poke the top and bottom of the egg with the needle. Insert the toothpick into one of the holes (You may need to widen the hole for the toothpick to fit. Insert the needle and gently swirl it around to widen the space) and scramble up the raw egg. Place the egg to your lips and blow the insides over a bowl, you’ll need a good set of lungs, I recommend grabbing some volunteers to assist. If you plan on making many eggs plan ahead! Place the hollow eggs in a baking pan and preheat the oven to 200° F. Put the eggshells in the oven for 13 minutes to dry out the remaining egg.

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Step Two: Decorate

I originally planned to paint my eggshells. However, my turquoise paint was empty and I did not feel like going to the store. Plan B: dye the eggs. If you are going to dye your eggshells I highly recommend dying them before you remove the inside. They float when they are hollow so I had to hold them down to keep them fully submerged, but it beat going out and buying paint.

You can use an egg coloring kit or food coloring. To achieve robin’s egg blue I combined 6 drops of blue food coloring and 2 drops of green food coloring in a large bowl. Let the eggshells sit until you are satisfied with the color. Remove and dry. I put my eggshells in the oven again to remove excess water that leaked in during the dying process. (200° F for 13 minutes).

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Step Three: Write & Insert Message

I searched Pinterest for “Inspirational Spring Quotes” and selected my favorites. I jotted them down, cut them out and wrapped them tightly around a toothpick. Slide the toothpick into the eggshell and shake the paper off.

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Step Four: Share the Love

You can display/distribute the message Easter eggs however you would like! I have mine placed in a basket ready to distribute to my family!

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