Saturday, 19 April 2014

Homemade Easter Gifts For My Boys

This is the first Easter that Chunk really understands things such as hunting for eggs and of course eating chocolate, so thought I would make it a bit more special for him and my nephew Curly.

Due to being broke, I went to good old Poundland and found Easter baskets, yellow straw-like paper, some colour-in bunnies and plastic eggs.

I loaded the baskets up with the straw, a £1 Easter egg I got from Asda, DVDs, face paints and the colour-in bunnies.
 
Once the boys get their baskets tomorrow, they will have fun emptying them to play with all their treats, and then the baskets will be used to do a little egg hunt in Nanny's garden. I found a free leaflet in Sainsbury's this week that had cut out eggs for kids easter hunts, so I will cut these out and place them around the garden. I will also use the plastic eggs I bought and fill them with chocolate mini eggs and plant these too.

Chunk did a similar hunt at a play group recently and loved going around the playground trying to find as many paper eggs as he could for his basket, which gave me the idea!

I have also baked a mini egg brownie, as I came across the recipe on Baked Potato Mummy and wanted to give it a try.


It was really simple to do, but I was shocked at how much sugar and butter goes into it (diet really needs to happen after this weekend!)

Most of it has come out lovely, but I didn't let the middle cook long enough, so we ate a very runny middle for our pudding tonight, and cut up the rest for tomorrow's Easter with the family.


 All in all, I'm quite pleased with what I have achieved this year, and as the boys get bigger I will really enjoy creating difficult, but fun, Easter egg hunts and getting even more creative!

What are you doing for Easter this year?

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10 comments :

  1. Fab ideas, I too got the plastic eggs and filled them with little sweets for my son. Hes nearly 2 so I got him some alternative gifts too as I didnt want him overdosing on chocolate.

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  2. They look yummy , we have done our own baskets this year .x

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  3. Ohh looks good. I used an old plant pot as an Easter basket but it broke half way round the garden filling it up with choc eggs! I love Poundland for stuff like this too…genius. Vicky x #TWTWC

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  4. Aww these look lovely! Monkey's just starting to understand too so we did our first easter hunt as well. Think he's had more chocolate this weekend than he's had in his whole life so far! I'm sure it will be the same every year from now on! Thanks for linking with #creativechallenge

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  5. We didn't do anything for Easter this year as our girls are only two, but will be sure to do something along these lines next year. Thanks for linking up #binkylinky

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  6. These look great. I made Easter baskets for my kiddies too! Great fun, Happy Easter! #TWTWC

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  7. Great idea! We made Easter baskets too! I love Easter - kids back at school today - seems too soon!

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  8. These looks great.

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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  9. What a cute Easter basket. Thanks for linking up to my recipe. Glad you enjoyed making it.
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

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  10. What a lovely idea! I have to admit that I was useless this easter but next year I will definitely be doing an egg hunt for my boys

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