Sweet Easter Fun

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Smell that?

It’s the sweet scent of Easter.

Or, in our house, chocolate and jelly beans.

Spring break has given my daughter plenty of time to exercise her creative muscle designing and decorating Easter-themed goodies. The following projects are two of her favorites, though only one is edible:

CANDY FLOWERS

Materials:

Construction paper or cardstock in a variety of colors

8-ounce clear plastic cups

Popsicle sticks or craft sticks

One bag of jelly beans

One bag of Hershey Kisses

One bag of Rolos

One bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis

Craft glue

Directions:

Use construction paper to cut-out flower petals, leaves and circles. The leaves should be about one to two inches long. The diameter of the flower should be about four inches.

Glue petals, flowers and leaves to one end of a Popsicle stick.

Glue one of the foil-wrapped candies to the middle of the flower.

Fill a clear plastic cup with jelly beans, and place the flower into the cup.

Create about a dozen or so flowers and line them up on an Easter brunch buffet or place them individually around the house to add some spring cheer.

STICKY SWEET FLOWERS

We got this project from the side of the Rice Krispies’ box, but instead of melting mini marshmallows to get the cereal to stick together, we used a jar of marshmallow creme. It is far less messy; not completely mess-free, but it’s one less bowl that you have to scrape.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

1 jar of marshmallow creme

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Canned frosting

Jelly beans, Skittles, MandMs,

Directions:

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.

Remove from heat; add in marshmallow creme and Rice Krispies.

Stir well until everything is incorporated.

Using a buttered spatula press mixture into 15 by 10 by 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

Using flower-shaped cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut the cereal mixture into blossoms.

Decorate with frosting and candy.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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