Easter comes early this year and we are beginning to have Easter fun with our crafts and snacks! I saw an idea I loved on Pinterest, and it looked simple enough, so when it turned into a Pinterest-fail I was pretty bummed. I debated scrapping the whole project and just tossing the snack in a bowl… but my 4 year old came to the rescue. She took one look at my failed project and exclaimed, “Is it Easter?!” Other images you see of the same idea may be better/prettier… but my kids did not know the difference. All they saw was a super special Easter treat – one that was inexpensive and simple to execute. Lesson learned!Even if you don't think you're crafty - your kids think you are amazing and love anything you make them! Click To Tweet
The idea I wanted to duplicate involved using a piping bag filled with goldfish crackers and tied with green ribbon so that it looked like a carrot! But, I am
cheap frugal and I did not want to purchase 2 dozen piping bags (since we were bringing this snack to a play date), plus, the kids are all little and surely they would not eat that many crackers. So, I altered the idea and bought small flip-top sandwich bags, planning to simply add some crackers, hold them in one corner, twist and tie off. Instead of goldfish crackers, I picked up some of the Annie's Cheddar Bunnies crackers – they seemed more Easter-y to me! Problem was, the bag corner was not a hard/defined point, and my “carrots” ended up looking more like strawberries. Boo!
But, the kids loved them and I decided they were actually Baby Carrots! Those little guys are stumpy and not defined like their full-sized versions. Less expensive, less waste, and a big hit with the toddlers and preschoolers at our play date!
What is your favorite Easter-themed snack?