July 22, 2014

Over 20 Easter Egg Filler Ideas and Duck Rabbit giveaway

Welcome back to another day of Everything Easter Egg-stravaganza where the Bunny in your house will find ideas to fill all those plastic eggs, how to make homemade PEEPS and today’s giveaway a must have Mommy book.

Egg- ceptional Easter EGG Filler Ideas:

The Bunny in my house is getting ready to fill dozens of plastic eggs. So, we went looking for a few new ideas as to what to put in these eggs. Not only did we create a list of 20 creative Egg filler ideas but we also asked our moms on Facebook for their Mom tested ideas and WOW they had some great suggestions to help the Bunny in my house fill these eggs.


20 FUN Easter Egg Filler Ideas

  1. Mini M&M’s
  2. Bite- size Candy bars
  3. Stickers – always a favorite around here.
  4. Hot Wheels cars (without any detachable parts)
  5. Hair barrettes/bows for girls.
  6. Magnets – alphabet / numbers
  7. Erasers
  8. Animal Crackers
  9. Teddy Grahams
  10. Smarties
  11. Fun band aides
  12. Barbie outfits
  13. Jewelry
  14. Small plastic animals
  15. Spiders/Bugs
  16. Bunny Money – good for specific things Movie night etc
  17. Game tokens to Chuck E Cheese or other game place
  18. Mini boxes of raisins
  19. Lip Gloss/ Chap Stick
  20. Tattoos

Our Facebookin Moms:

Hollie Kingwell Escher at 6:36am March 27
Money
Valerie Payton White at 3:50pm March 27
I liked wrapped candy because the weather in the NW is a little unpredictable so this way it has a chance of surviving some moisture : ) Also money is always good!!

Rachel Eaton Vasquez at 11:13am March 27
candy and we also do the golden egg with $$$$

Dawndi Hartman at 10:16am March 27
candy in some, quarters in some and dollar bills, and a special golden egg with 20$ in it for the lucky finder!!!

Amy DeRoo at 8:35am March 27
Coupons redeemable for visits to the park/zoo, ice cream store, nature hikes, etc.

Ann Borneman at 8:11am March 27
match box cars

OliveKids Bedding at 7:15am March 27
we always did a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. one of the little kids and one for the bigger kids. little kids would have jelly bean, pieces of paper with little prizes written on them (like coloring book etc). The older kids would have a scavenger hunt they would find the eggs then have to find the item that was written on a piece of paper in the egg. We set them up in teams and it was so fun – winner got little trophies. I miss those day the youngest of the group is now 16.

Lori Lyle Rohrbach at 6:47am March 27
clues, make it a scavenger hunt in each egg is a clue and then burry a prize at the end then it is not tooo much candy and they have tons of fun .

Julie Shook Ward at 8:42am March 27

well we don’t do this anymore..kids are too old but when I did.. stickers candy, small trinkets or money

Today’s Egg-stravaganza Giveaway:

I read this book and not only is it an adorable story but I loved the creativity of the illustrations creating a Rabbit that looks like a Duck or was that a Duck that looked like a Rabbit. This is a perfect Easter addition to your Child’s basket this year. A Mommy must have book.

24/7 MOMS and Chronicle books are giving away one Duck Rabbit book. To enter for your chance to win, enter your name and email address in the box below you will be signed up for today’s giveaway as well as be added to the 24/7 MOMS E-list (if you are not already a 24/7 MOMS subscriber)


Egg-stra Yummy Recipe:
Homemade Marshmallow “Peeps”

Recipe from : Martha Stewart
1 unflavored gelatin, (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/3 cup cold water, for gelatin, plus 1/4 cup for syrup
1 cup sugar
fine colored sugar (for dusting the bunnies and chicks)
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/3 cup cold water. Allow gelatin to soften, about 5 minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water and sugar, and stir over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Stop stirring, and place a candy thermometer into sugar water. Wipe down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent the sugar from crystallizing. Place a candy thermometer into the sugar water. (Do not let it touch the bottom of the pan or it will not give an accurate reading.) Boil sugar until temperature reaches 238 degrees, also known as soft-ball stage. Remove syrup from heat and add to gelatin mixture.
With an electric mixer on low, beat until the bottom of the bowl is cool, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla, then increase speed to medium high until soft (not stiff) peaks form, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer marshmallow mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch tip, and use immediately.
Fill rimmed baking sheet or small bowls with about 1 1/2 cups sugar. If desired, color white sugar by stirring in a drop of food coloring. Pipe shapes onto sugar.

Bunny How-To
(Martha Stewart Directions)

Pipe a small marshmallow mound onto sugar, about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch tall. Pipe two smaller mounds on either end for the head and tail.
Pipe the ears, starting from the top of the head onto the body, pulling forward and off to finish. With a damp finger, pat down any marshmallow spikes formed from piping.
Immediately sprinkle sugar over the entire surface of the bunny. Allow a few minutes for the shape to set.
Pipe on a royal-icing face (or you can use a dot of chocolate syrup) with a #1 Ateco icing tip; lift bunny out of sugar with a spoon or small offset spatula. Place in a parchment-lined airtight container until ready to serve, or for up to 2 weeks.

Comments

  1. Brimful Curiosities says:

    If you are Christian, resurrection eggs are another great idea for fillable eggs. Lots of instructions on how to make them if you google it.

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