easter egg nests | for little hands to make

The girls’ friends, Ella and Harry have just left our place. We’ve had a busy morning in the kitchen making some bunny biccies and these sweet little bird’s nests. Shrek is on telly, the weekend is nearly here and we’re off to dinner tonight as soon as Cork Daddy walks in the door. How good!

Sugar overload.

I found the recipe for these bird’s nests on a cute website calledย Crafty Morning. You should check it out for other fantastic craft ideas that you can do with your littlies’ in the lead up to Easter. Thanks for the idea Michelle!

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easter egg nests

100 grams of mini marshmellows
4 cups of rice bubbles
3 tablespoons of butter
1 heaped tablespoon of shredded coconut
A couple of drops of yellow food colouring
A couple of drops of blue food colouring
Mini eggs (Cadbury ones can be bought from Woolies)
Canola oil spray

You will need a mini muffin tray for this recipe.

  • In a saucepan, heat the marshmellows and butter gently until completely melted.
  • Pour over the rice bubbles in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Grease a muffin tray with canola spray to stop the nests sticking, and get the kids to spoon the rice bubble mixture in to the prepared tins. (Be careful as it will be hot).
  • Press each nest down in the middle to make a well (the chocolate eggs will rest in this later). NB: You can spray the teaspoon with the canola oil spray so that it doesn’t stick to the mixture.
  • Let them cool and set. (Pop them in the fridge to cool quickly).
  • Mix the coconut and food colouring together in a small bowl to make the green ‘grass’.
  • Once the nests have set, the kids can sprinkle in some of the grass and arrange the Easter eggs in the nests.

Lo’s tips

  • Go easy with the food colouring. Talk about staining things if you’re not careful

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The kids loved seeing the coconut change from white – to blue – to green.

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The more rustic, the better.

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They look too cute to eat! I must admit, they are quite sweet, not to my taste, but the kids enjoyed them as a special treat.

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We’re really getting in to the Easter spirit in our household. Meet ‘Winston’ – our Easter bunny. He hopped in to our trolley whilst at Woolies last week.

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Meemar gave us these fabric birds for Easter last year! They live in our Christmas decorations box and it makes me happy that they’re getting another whirl.

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If you have any time on the weekend, you should have a crack at making these with the kids. I’m sure they’ll love it as much as we did.

If you make these Easter egg nests, send me a pic here as I’d love to share it on the blog. xx

 

 

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