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Spring crafting and snacking ideas to make with the kids

Posted: 9:27 AM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 09:27:58-04
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I will make it my mission to bring easy crafting, snacking and entertainment ideas your way. We all could use a little more color in our life right now and perhaps our snack choices haven’t been the best as we eat our feelings. So, I have two wreaths you can make and enjoyable, rather healthy treat while you work away.

Paper Plate Easter Wreath

Supplies:

  • Paper plate (or cardboard)
  • Card stock or paper to decorate
  • Marker or crayons (if you choose to decorate your eggs)
  • Glue stick or hot glue gun
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Cut out the inside of the paper plate so you just have the outer ring as your base.
  2. Free hand or cut out a large paper egg to use as a template to make 10 other eggs. If you are using card stock, you can skip a few steps. If you are using white paper, have the kids decorate it using markers, crayons, glitter etc.
  3. To get a feel for how you want your wreath to look, place the bottom part of the eggs on the paper wreath before permanently using glue to put in place. Having the eggs overlap slightly is suggested. Then, you are all set to glue in place!
  4. Tie a ribbon around the top to hang. You can add any additional décor items of choice.


Seed Packet Wreath

Supplies:

  • Styrofoam wreath (suggested)
  • 12 to 14 seed packets (exacto knife suggested to remove seeds if desired)
  • Hot glue gun or straight pins
  • Ribbon
  • Decorative items of choice: gardening gloves, faux flowers, etc. You can get these things at dollar store

Instructions:

  1. Strategically place the seed packets around the wreath before gluing down. You’ll want the bottom part of the packets glued to the wreath, so that it makes for the wreath to look bigger with all of the packets.
  2. Glue down packets. I suggest actually removing the seeds but cutting a smile slit in the back and then labeling in a zip lock bag so you can then have a gardening project. Feel free to hang some cute rubber gloves at the top of the wreath where a bow would normally go.You can fill in some of the spaces with moss, too. Even faux flowers would be a nice touch.

Protein Bites

Crafting can make you hungry, right? I love these No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites. Just mix everything together, roll into small balls and place on wax paper. If you put in a small container, just put a layer of wax paper between them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini M&M's(if you wish)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut (directions on the back of package)
  • Optional (1/2 c .flax seeds (I got mine at Aldi)
  • Optional (dried fruit)

I would love to see your finalized wreaths and most certainly would love to hear your ideas! Email me: Leigh.Towne@fox17online.com