Gettin' Crafty for Easter

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Easter is a holiday that I don't celebrate because I'm a Jew and Passover is the holiday I'll be celebrating this weekend. BUT boy do I ever love the crafts and food that surround the Easter holiday! Gavin had two friends coming over for a playdate today so I figured lets get crafty! For starters, I always serve the kids a snack when they get home from school. To keep with our playdate theme I had some fun with deviled eggs and I dyed em. I took the cooked whites and soaked them in food coloring before adding the filling. I let them sit in the dye for a good 30 minutes for the color to really saturate. Now don't get me wrong, my kids eat really healthy foods on a daily basis, so this was a special and festive treat. A one time a year type deal. Since food coloring is the principal supply for easter egg dying, I strained the leftover dye from the deviled eggs into jars so the kids could dip n dye. We took it a step further and also dyed some marshmallows with a brushed/ombre type look. Since we craft quite a bit around here, we have a box of supplies lying around the house. Glue, glitter, rhinestones and paint. Of course the kids were all over the glitter...which a total mess. Thank goodness I covered the table with kraft paper! I just rolled it up and tossed it when they were done. It was SO easy! These eggs will make the perfect place cards for the table at Passover dinner or Easter brunch. You can take a sharpie and write each kids names. Set in a soft boiled egg holder or just on a napkin on the table. For a really cool, fun dessert we made chow mein noodle nests. Omg. Look at these! I found the recipe in the most recent issue of GoodHousekeeping. It was a package of chocolate chips, 3/4 cup of smooth peanut butter and a can of chow mein noodles. I covered a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then combined the chips and peanut butter over low heat stirring constantly till all was melted and smooth. I added the mixture to a bowl with the chow mein noodles and mixed well. I scooped balls onto the parchment paper and then pressed down in the middle to shape into a nest. Let these puppies sit in the fridge to set for at least 3o minutes. Add chocolate eggs and there you have it. Cutest Easter dessert ever!