Plastic eggs can be used as placecards.Whether you're planning a large, formal Easter dinner, or simply celebrating each spring day with your little ones, here are some fun ways to bring color, eggs, spring flowers and Easter festivities to your family dinner table. So go grab some paper, glue, scissors - and even some plastic Easter eggs - and learn how to create easy Easter table decor, a perfect kid craft (that you'll enjoy just as much):
1. Recycled Easter placecards - This easy craft is a great reason to save and reuse leftover Easter cards from previous years. To make placecards for your Easter table, help your kids cut out fun, colorful shapes from past cards. Next, glue these images onto small pieces of pastel-colored cardstock, and write your guest's name on each card in permanent marker.
2. Plastic egg placecards - Guests will love this colorful craft, an ingenious way to display Easter placecards. Kids gather empty plastic Easter eggs, then - with adult supervision - hot glue a large, flat button onto one
Plastic eggs can be used as placecards.Whether you're planning a large, formal Easter dinner, or simply celebrating each spring day with your little ones, here are some fun ways to bring color, eggs, spring flowers and Easter festivities to your family dinner table. So go grab some paper, glue, scissors - and even some plastic Easter eggs - and learn how to create easy Easter table decor, a perfect kid craft (that you'll enjoy just as much):Read More »from Kid Craft: Easy Easter Table Decor
- Parentables | Team Mom – Mon, Mar 25, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
Photo Credit: iStockphoto/ThinkstockBecause our youngest is finally sleeping through the night, my husband and I are excited to start going out in the evenings again. Feels like we are coming out of the baby fog a little and are joining society once more. It feels like so long ago that we were able to go out on regular dates and we miss it.Read More »from 3 Babysitter-Friendly Recipes that Are Fun and Healthy
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Although there is quite a bit of planning when it comes to leaving the kids with a sitter, it is truly worth it to get a few precious hours alone with the hubby. I tend to be very particular about what the kids eat and I want to make sure they are well-fed in our absence. I have found a few no-fail recipes that the sitter can make, the kids are guaranteed to eat, and that can be fun all at the same time.
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Quick, Easy, and Healthy Babysitter-Friendly Dinners
1. Pita Pizzas: Easy to make, healthy, and delicious. This is a kid favorite and is high in calcium and lycopene.
An essential feature of a kid-friendly kitchen is that the adults using it have clear sight lines to watch their offspring. Meg Rogers says that when she's planning a kid-friendly kitchen, she thinks about all the different places where Mom and Dad might need to keep an eye on the children, whether in the same room or down the hall. Are you building your house from the ground up? If so, consider putting the kitchen where windows will allow you to simultaneously cook and keep an eye on kids playing in the yard.Make It Welcoming
Consider decorative elements that appeal to the whole family. For a family in Manhattan with five children, Celerie Kemble wallpapered the back wall with a gigantic map of the world. "They can pin into it current-event issues or where they're traveling," she says.
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- Disney Baby | Team Mom – Fri, Mar 22, 2013 5:22 PM EDT
5 ways to entertain your baby on EasterEaster can be sort of a letdown for the under-20-pound club, right? Our sweet babies are not yet mobile enough to hunt and gather eggs from the back lawn, and the concept of an Easter basket surprise is mildly lost on them. Yet the good news is that there are plenty of springtime activities your baby will love if you can get creative enough! Here are a few we've been indulging in around our own home. Happy Easter, babies!:Read More »from Hatching Some Fun: 5 Ways to Entertain Your Baby on Easter
1. Get puzzled
If you have older kids, chances are you already own your fair share of foam shapes and puzzles. If not, craft your own Easter egg puzzles out of colored paper and watch as your baby enjoys mixing and matching (and yes, "tasting!")!
2. Get bubbly
I spotted these egg-inspired bubbles around town, but any bubbles will do! Babies will marvel at the shapes and motion as they float through the air with delight.
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3. Get messy
Babies love the texture of Easter grass, so why not make a basket for
Refresh your home's style for springBy now, you've disinfected, decluttered, and reorganized for spring. Next, it's time to refresh your style. Interior designer Shirry Dolgin joins Easy Does It host Ereka Vetrini with some tricks and tips for updating your home this season.Read More »from Refresh Your Home’s Style for Spring
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Dolgin says that some of the hot color families for spring are corals and yellows, as well as seafoam blue and floral patterns. However, you don't need to feel overwhelmed or throw these colors all over a room-you can make small changes instead.
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"I want you to think of a room in 3-D," says Dolgin. "So what I would recommend is something like changing your area rug. That covers your floor surface." Then, she says, the walls can be updated with new drapery or by adding a small tape detail to the edge of your existing drapery. Finally, add a bold pop on your crown molding to tie it all in together. "Now you have a 3-D, full space
Our extreme matzoh makeover is the ultimate family craft for Passover
Move that matzoh! Don't pass up the opportunity to use your extra matzoh for more than snacking. Charoset may be the traditional representation of mortar at Passover, but you can build this festive abode using other edible construction materials like kosher candies, chocolates, and peanut butter. This craft is fun for the whole family and makes a beautiful decoration for your hametz-free home.
Ingredients & Equipment
- A rectangular piece of cardboard (about 12 by 14 inches)
- Aluminum foil
- Kitchen scissors
- 5 sheets of matzoh
- Matzoh crackers
- 2 cups peanut butter (see Editor's Note)
- A pastry bag or resealable plastic bag
- 1 cup matzoh meal
- Assorted kosher-for-Passover candies and chocolates, such as fruit slices, marshmallow twists, and jelly rings
Editor's Note: Some denominations of Judaism forbid consuming peanuts and peanut products during Passover. Feel free toRead More »from Make Your Own Matzoh House
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