5 Fun Ideas for an Easter Weekend at Home | Staying in Over the Holidays

Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter weekend is going to be much different this year. For us, it means sticking to home with two little ones and an extra day of no plans to keep them busy. We got thinking, we should definitely come up with some fun plans to make our family celebration just as much fun as any other year, even though it will look a lot different. So, we've gathered 5 fun ideas for Easter that we came across over the past week or so. We hope these help keep everyone busy over the long weekend, while we all spend it at home.

Cinna Bunnies - Cinnamon Bun Bunnies

These are definitely being made at our house this weekend. The cute idea was found on Kristen Sellentin's Instagram. She didn't have a recipe on her post, but we've got you covered for that one. We've been loving on the homemade cinnamon bun recipe from Fraiche Living. She uses the fresh white bun recipe (also found in her cookbook with Jillian Harris - Fraiche Food, Full Hearts) and takes her Granny's tricks to make the best cinnamon buns out there. Check out her recipe, Granny's Cinnamon Buns, and when you're done cutting them, uncurl the last strip and make the cutest ears on those buns for the perfect Easter finish.

Cinnamon Buns - Cinna Bunnies
Kristen Sellentin - #cinnabunny

Easter Bunny Paper Dolls

How fun are these Easter bunny paper dolls? You can order these and so many other paper dolls from Kody Stewart Illustrations (Etsy). You can purchase the digital files, print moments later and be on your way to a really fun afternoon. And just for reference, these ones are only CA $7.50. That is a great price to keep all ages busy. Something unique and different. Print a pair for the whole family and see how everyone chooses to give them a different look of colours. We think these are so fun and very old fashioned, something even the grandparents would take joy in (just leave them on their doorstep with their treats).
Paper Doll Bunnies from Kody Stewart Illustrations
Kody Stewart Illustrations - Instagram

Dip Dyed Easter Eggs

We love nothing more than to dye eggs each year and add them to the collection from years passed. As a child, we used real eggs. Poking the holes in each end with a pin and then blowing with all of our might to get the egg to empty out. Nowadays, we settle for the plastic ones. But, we don't toss them at the end of the season - we actually collect them and add more to them each year. Our baskets are getting pretty full (those are them, pictured below). It's a bit of a messy job, but very fun none the less and something that will pass a couple of hours on your Easter weekend.

Dyed Plastic Easter Eggs
Dyed Easter Eggs

Here's the recipe we use:

Dip Dyed Easter Egg Recipe (for Plastic too)
Recipe makes 1 colour*

1/2 cup hot water
1 Tbsp vinegar
20 drops of food colouring

*FOR PLASTIC EGGS: split the water/vinegar above into two and add colours. You may need to add even more food colouring, depending on how dark you would like the eggs. We find soaking them for a few minutes allows the colour to stick better.

Coffee Filter Eggs

This was a stay at home school project for us this week. Get out the coffee filters, scissors and markers. Our little ones did these in no time and they loved watching the colours grow and blend. They are super easy and add a cute little decoration for Easter weekend. Start by cutting multiple coffee filters into an egg shape. Next, place dots of marker on the filter, fold them in half (loosely, don't crease) and place on an empty plate. Drop small drops of water on the filter and watch the colours spread and blend. Unfold and lay out to dry. When you're done, you can create a fun bunting like we did (pictured below).

Cofffee Filter Dyed Eggs
Coffee Filter Dyed Eggs
This no bake white chocolate mini egg cheesecake looks so delicious. We know making it would be a huge hit, and fun way to spend Easter afternoon with those extra Easter chocolates. We can't wait to try it and hope you can't either. Don't want to make cheesecake, but still want to bake with Mini Eggs? Head over to the mini egg cheesecake recipe and there are many more links in her post to other delicious looking recipes. 

White Chocolate Mini Egg Cheesecake
Charlotte's Lively Kitchen - White Chocolate Mini Egg Cheesecake

That's a wrap on our 5 ideas for a fun Easter weekend at home. We hope you have lots of fun and enjoy that extra quiet time at home, doing something you love. We know that this isolation thing has really changed the way we do a lot of things, but we also want to make sure we're making the most out of it and finding fun in the different ways we can. We'd love to hear what ideas you have for your Easter weekend that others might love as well. Be sure to leave your comments below.

Wishing you a very happy Easter!

HC ♡

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