So this month it works out for us to have two holidays to celebrate! When you have toddlers these are the days that you get to do really fun little things for them to take to school. As well as have them do adorable little crafts to decorate your home or families homes! My kids love to send gifts to their grandparents, aunts and uncles! This month we weren’t crazy but did have some fun!
For St. Patrick’s Day K was sick with the flu so S go to do all the celebrating as far as bringing goodies to her class. There are so many ideas out there but I decided to go kind of simple yet fun! I did chocolate covered pretzels which we did for Valentines and were a hit. So if it’s not broke why fix it; right?! I used to hate doing these things as I have a bit of OCD and hate when the chocolate isn’t up to the same point on each rod and isn’t melted the same on all sides. I know I have issues! Well I tried a new method at valentines that worked well so I did again for St. Patrick’s Day! I sprayed parchment paper with cooking spray lightly and used my fingers to smear it around. I then used a plastic cup and melt aways as this way I was able to gauge how far up on the pretzels the chocolate was. Once I had them laid out on parchment on a cookie sheet I put them in the fridge to set up. I repeated this for four cookie sheets then took the first one back out and then used melted green melt aways and a spoon to drizzle over the top of them. Lastly, I sprinkled gold sprinkles on them as the “gold” and stuck them back in the fridge. Super simple, huh?! I will say my Valentine’s pretzels came out better than St. Patrick’s Day (don’t look to close at picture you will see the flaws).
I then went and got rainbow twizzlers, a party size bag of rolo’s, bean shaped cellophane bags, and green ribbon. I was actually really excited to create these little goodie bags. Thankfully there are only ten kids in her class as I don’t know that I could have handled making thirty-two for K’s class. These too were super simple and pretty self explanatory. If questions please ask!
For Easter we have had many changes as far as our family vacation plans. As of today we will be going to my parents. Which is completely ok…I mean a beach would have been great but when you own a business things don’t always go how you want. We will spend the morning emptying the Koi pond and refilling it. At a first glance yesterday I believe we have doubled our occupancy! These Koi’s are serious when it comes to the reproduction process! We did loose one of our big ones which we are super bummed about but that to is part of the cycle of life.
S did do a cute craft that involved an egg carton! So free for that and paint colors I had on hand; another FREE, pipe cleaner which are a staple in the kids craft bin; FREE, buttons which are in endless supply; FREE, and a mini burlap canvas, which my mom bought a few of them at a garage sale last year at an amazing price of two for $1! So yes, this project cost a total of .50! I love FREE but when I can get it for under a $1 I’m pretty darn ecstatic too😀 I do have a second set of painted egg carton cups that I’m going to put together for our house as this particular one is for someone special.
We hope you and your family have a great day and a Happy Easter! Cheers!