Happy Easter!! Hope you have all had a lovely relaxed weekend so far and eaten lots of chocolate? No? Well there’s still time!
We’ve had lots of Easter fun so far this year!
We’ve made Easter Nests, Easter Cards and been on an Easter Hunt, and Monkey has loved every minute!
There is obviously different ways of making easter nests but I like to use Shredded Wheat, as then they feel a bit more nest-y.
So we used:
1 pack of Shredded Wheat 16s
400g Belgian Milk Chocolate (we are a little in love with the Waitrose own brand Belgian Milk Chocolate at the mo – seriously, you should try it, yummy!!) We actually used a little less than this as I had scoffed some beforehand, but it would’ve been better if we had the whole bars!
Basically you bash up the Shredded Wheat, Monkey helped with this, until it is really fine. I actually find using the end of a big rolling pin is the best bashing method! Lots of fun!!
Melt chocolate, we do it over the hob in a bowl over simmering water, but I hear microwaving is very easy too!
Mix, then scoop into cake cases, and add eggs.
Very simple, tasty chocolatey fun! 🙂
After the success of Granny’s birthday card a couple of weeks ago, i thought we’d use a similar method for Easter cards and involve monkey with some finger painting! The first time we tried unfortunately Monkey just mixed up the paint and we ended up with some murky brown splodges, he had fun, but not very attractive or easter themed!
We tried again at the weekend with some different colours and had much more success! Once the masterpieces had dried I cut them into egg shapes and stuck them onto some cards. Monkey finished them off with some lovely colouring! Easy peasy Easter cards!
Because we would like to avoid too much of a sugar rush, we got some other bits in addition to eggs, to make this an Easter Hunt, rather than an Easter ‘Egg’ Hunt. I dotted the chicks and bunnies, signs and eggs around the front garden (the back garden still being mainly mud at the moment, with less places to hide them!) for Monkey to find. With the weather forecast for Easter Sunday a bit miserable we did the hunt on Saturday afternoon, in case it got rained off on Sunday!.
Monkey loved it, I mean it lasted about 5 minutes but he had lots of fun with all his bunnies and chicks, and putting them in his little basket. He obv loved eating the choccy eggs too!
I used to love Easter as a kid, Easter egg hunts, chocolate, but as an adult I didn’t really celebrate it much. Now we have a little man it is bringing the fun back again and I am loving all the Easter fun this year!
Have you had much fun over Easter?
Happy Easter to all of you! We have Milin’s first egg hunt this morning and I can’t wait! X
Happy Easter to you, aww I bet he loved it! xx
That’s a lovely idea to use Monkey’s paintings and then shape them – so simple, but it looks so good. And we’ve had hunts here – good fun! Lovely photos, looks like Monkey had a lovely time x
Thank you, I’m loving it I have to admit, it makes the possible cards endless! And he loves painting so gives it a nice purpose! Thanks he has had a lot of fun with it all! xx
That is a full on day of Easter Fun!
Lol, we did spread it out over a few days as that would have been one very busy day! xx
The easter nests were delicious. It was lovely to see you all easter Sunday x
And you mama xx
Wow how much Easter fun have you had, lots and lots by the sounds of things! Those nests look brilliant and I love the cards. I’ll bet the Easter egg hunt was exciting, POD loved hers too. Lovely post, thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory
Thank you we did have a lot of fun! Aww I bet POD loved hers too, so much fun to be had with kiddies at this time of year! xx
That sounds lovely and a great idea to mix up the Easter hunt a little bit to avoid chocolate over load too 🙂
Thanks, Yeah i don’t mind him having a bit of choccy but thought too much and we’d have a crazy monkey on our hands! he loved the chicks and bunnies too 🙂 xx
Yum the Easter nest look fantastic x Lovely pictures x #whatsthestory
thank you 🙂 xx
Ahhh Caroline looks like you all had a fabulous Easter and got to do some many fun things together. Making those great memories. Looks like a great little baker slash crafter on your hands. Love all the cute photos. #whatsthestory
Thanks jenny, we did have a lot of fun and love making all these memories! xx
I am definitely going to have to try making those nests – they look yummy! Thanks for linking up! #MumdayMonday
They are good, and so simple which makes them even better! Thanks for hosting! xx
Thank you for sharing your lovely Easter moments! I love the easter eggs and the cards 🙂
Thank you, we had so much fun with it 🙂 xx
We had our egg hunt yesterday 🙂 Looks like Monkey enjoyed his! Love the Easter cards, really effective, they look lovely x Happy Easter x
Aww great fun, he did love his and had lots of fun making a painty mess for the cards! xx
Making easter nest looks so much fun! Im so jealous of your kitchen space. Thanks for sharing your easter activities. You did a lot!#Whatsthestory
It was lots of fun! thank you, we are lucky with our kitchen, lots of space for making a mess in there! xx
Very good point that Easter gets a bit overlooked as an adult but having kids brings a lot of fun and colour and joy to this time of year! I LOVE your cards – one of those things that makes me think “why didn’t I think of that?”! And I also love the fact that you thought to make the treasure for the egg hunt more than just eggs – the chicks and little bunnies are too cute! Is it de rigeur to do your hunt outdoors though? We did ours indoors! X #whatsthestory
Thank you, having kids definitely makes you want to have fun with it I think! haha thanks for the cards, they are so simple and the possibilities for different shapes are endless (well as endless as my abilities to cut shapes out, which may be a bit limited…) I thought the chicks and bunnies were cute too and just a way of slightly limiting the choccy intake haha! We used to do egg hunts indoors and outdoors as kids so don’t think it has to be outside, I just wanted to hide the chicks and bunnies in the bushes hehe 🙂 xx
wow you’ve been really busy! LOVE your cards, what a great idea 🙂 i’d really like to make those nests with my boy, i think he’d love to make them. looks like you had a lot of fun searching for eggs too. What a brill time you’ve had! #letkidsbekids
Thank you, we have had so much fun, love that he is growing up and getting involved in all of these things now! xx
I am in awe of your prolific Easter activities 🙂 Thank you for sharing with #TheThemeGame
Lol, thank you, we have had a lot of fun! xx
You managed to pack in lots of easter fun. Loving the cards, they look great #letkidsbekids
We did, I got off to a bit of a late start with the activities but we had lots of fun in the end! xx
Belated Happy Easter – Easter is a much quieter affair here in France, the boys were even at school on Good Friday but we did fit in an egg hunt and had a very relaxing time at home together.
Thank you and to you! Aww glad you managed to have some lovely time together, that’s what it’s all about really xx
Fabulous stuff! Looks like you all had a lovely Easter – love this time of yr! 🙂
Thank you, me too, it’s a lot of fun isn’t it? xx
Looks like lots of fun and they look lovely too
Thank you, we really did have lots of fun 🙂 xx
I like how the nests are made with Shredded Wheat – both an accurate representation of twigs and a great source of fibre to make them semi-healthy! Looks like you had a fun Easter!
Thank you, I do try to convince myself they aren’t too terrible because of all that whole wheat! We did thank you, hope you did too! xx
Sounds like a fantastic easter. I love those easter cards and it looks like Monkey absolutely loved making those nests!
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
Thank you, it was a great opportunity to have lots of messy fun! xx
Looks like you had a great Easter, the nests look yummy! x
Thank you we really did 🙂
Looks like you had a great Easter. I’m afraid we just went for the chocolate option in our Easter egg hunt. Yours sounds like a great alternative though! #letkidsbekids
Oh yes, Easter treats aplenty! Love the fun and the cakes 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame x
Looks like you’ve had a busy but great Easter, the nests look yummy 🙂 x #TastyTuesdays
I love the Easter cards, glad you had a great Easter weekend. #letkidsbekids
thank you, we had a lot of fun 🙂 xx
You have certainly made the most of your Easter crafts. Monkey looks like he is having a wonderful time! #letkidsbekids
lol I know, I started off having done nothing and then we really went for it! hehe 🙂 xx
Lovely Easter nests (Monkey looks like he is enjoying himself!) and gorgeous cards! Mel #TastyTuesdays
Thank you, lol, yep if there is chocolate involved, or sugar, Monkey loves it! 🙂 xx
Looks so much fun! I just blogged about what we did (not as fun as this though!)
Thank you, ooh lovely will pop over for a read 🙂 xx
What a gorgeous time you had and those Easter nests are beautiful! Fab photography too! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays
Thank you and thanks for hosting! xx
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