Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Carrot Treats


I made these Easter carrots for the kids to take to school for all of their classmates on the last day before spring break. Claire took her carrots to school in this basket.



I used Wilton icing bags (purchased at WalMart) and filled each one with whale crackers from WalMart (much like the Goldfish crackers.) I put about 1 cup of crackers into each bag.  Claire (3) helped with this part. I twisted the top and used clear tape to make the twist stay.  I then tied a green pipe cleaner around the top and twisted it around my finger to make it curl.  I also added green tulle and a variety of green ribbons.  I used several different types of ribbon, so no two carrots were exactly alike.

I then used my Cricut to cut out lots of little bunnies and baskets from scrapbook paper. I used the Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cartridge to cut the bunnies and baskets.  I had the machine set at 3 3/4 inches for each cut. I used several different patterned papers and then put a bunny in a different patterned basket.  Again, no two were alike. I think they turned out so cute and were a healthier alternative to candy for an Easter treat. 

All three kids were excited to take them to share with their friends.  It made me happy that I could do such a simple thing that made them so happy AND it involved giving to others!


Oliver took his carrots to his friends in this Easter basket.


We had a couple carrots left over so I put them in the back of this little bunny wagon with a few plastic eggs.  This old bunny pulling his wagon used to belong to Hugh's great grandma, Nanny (Ryan's grandmother.)  When Nanny died unexpectedly we had to quickly get her stuff moved out of her apartment.  Hugh was 4 years old at the time and had been very close to Nanny (he was named after her late husband.)  Hugh was adamant that we had to bring this home.  He is still so excited to pull it out every Easter.  It is very special to him and has become a special memory of Nanny for us every spring. 

This was a very simple project that turned out cute and has the potential to be presented in a variety of creative ways.  In addition to giving to friends, the kids are also giving one to each cousin for an Easter treat. 



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2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am going to have to remember this darling idea for next year. I love it! And it's fun to have a candy alternative. Thank you for linking up on Fabulous Friday. By the way, I'm hosting a fun giveaway. You're invited to pop over & enter: http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2012/04/fun-giveaway-and-thank-you-to-my.html

    Warmly, Michelle

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  2. This is such a cute idea! I wish my kiddos were still little enough to make treats for classmates. I would love it if you linked up to my party. www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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