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.
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.
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