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The History of the Easter Bunny

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The History of the Easter Bunny

Have you ever asked yourself where the Easter Bunny, and the tradition of painting eggs came from? How does it have anything to do with the religious holiday of Easter? I decided to do a little research and share some of the fun facts I found, for you to use to impress family around the Easter dinner table: Bunnies, eggs and Easter gifts originally stem from pagan traditions in 13th century Germany. The rabbit was used to symbolize the goddess of spring and fertility, Eostra (or Ostara). Eggs are an ancient symbol of fertility, and were used around this time of...

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Easy Easter Bark

Easter Recipe

Easy Easter Bark

Any holiday is the perfect excuse to find new, fun recipes to try with your kids in my opinion! Here is a really easy one that you can make this Easter! What you need: 1 bag white chocolate chips 3 cups mini rainbow marshmallows 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or shortening) Easter sprinkles Egg-shaped cookie cutter (optional) How to make them: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about a minute, and then stir. Return to microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring thoroughly after each...

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Easter Gift Ideas by Age

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Easter Gift Ideas by Age

I love a chocolate egg as much as anyone, but we have seen a trend in the last few years of transitioning away from an all-candy Easter basket, to one with a few candies but mostly fun gifts. So we thought we'd gather some or our favourite gift ideas for different ages, although some of these can of course cross over into different age categories: Age 0-2 A. Bink Link Pacifier Clip [$20]B. Silipearls Gumball Teether [$20] C. Petit Lem Muslin Blankets [$45]D. Robeez Softsole Slippers & Socks [$35 & $14]E. Zoocchini Rattle [$17]F. Amber Teething Neclace [$25] Age 2-6 A....

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Egg Carton Gift Boxes

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Egg Carton Gift Boxes

Start saving those egg cartons! We have a really cute craft for an easy Easter Gift Box (of course you could use them for gifts all year round)! These are perfect as an alternative to Easter baskets, and just the right size for holding small treats and gifts. Your child would love making them with you too: What you need Empty egg cartons (peel the label off the top) Craft paint of your choice Brushes "Easter grass" or paper shreds Treats and small gifts to fill it with How to make them Get creative! There are no rules! Start by...

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Jelly Bean Bark

Easter Recipe

Jelly Bean Bark

Candy bark is certainly not just for Christmas! This Jelly Bean bark is not only super pretty for an Easter treat, but it couldn't be easier to make. It's a great recipe to let your little ones help out with. Feel free to change up the colours of the candy melts, but pastels work really nice for spring and Easter:What you need: 16 ounces white chocolate ½ cup purple candy melts ½ cup pink candy melts ½ cup jelly beans How to make it: Prepare baking sheet with wax or parchment paper Melt white chocolate and candy melts in individual bowls. ...

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