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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Give Easter fun a modern makeover



Easter traditions are so sweet. Coloring eggs, hiding baskets, having an egg hunt. My mother still puts together Easter baskets for her children in their 40s. The bunny comes around again April 12, and we ran across a couple of cute twists on the Easter fun that we wanted to pass along.

Older kids and even adults can have fun when you make it a glow in the dark egg hunt. Target has some really cute sets for $10 that come with two flashlights. And the Oriental Trading Company has these swirly egg-shaped balls that glow in the dark. But you can also make your own by putting glow in the dark stickers on all sides of plastic Easter eggs, or check this method for painting glow paint on plastic eggs.  Hide the eggs in a dark room or outside and have your children hunt for the glowing eggs. Flashlights can be used, but they may be able to spot the glowing stickers on their own.

These bunny floor clings could be a cute way of showing the Easter bunny was there. Or maybe the littlest ones could follow the tracks to find where the basket is hidden.

Our old favorite, Parent Hacks, has a great collection of Easter tips and tricks, including genius ideas like using a kids set of watercolor paints to decorate the eggs instead of those messy vinegar dye mixes.

Jesuscandy Dump the jelly beans and Peeps, and let the Easter Bunny step up his game with nutty treats like:

Gummy Bunny Teeth They look like those vampire teeth you can get at Halloween but will have you singing “All I want for Easter is my two k teeth...” ($18 for a 72-piece box at Candy Warehouse)

Edible Easter Grass Fill their baskets with sweet green strings of candy instead of shaved plastic ($2.99 for a bag at Chef Central)

Bacon-Flavored Jellybeans, These are just wrong enough to be awesome, in theory anyway. They even come in a bacon-shaped tin. ($4.99 at Amazon)

 "Walking With Jesus" Flip Flops. He is risen, and we are eating His shoes. ($4.99 for a 25-pack box at Oriental Trading Company)

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:00am]


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