Fun {and Easy!} Spring and Easter Bento Boxes

Chances are you've heard the term bento box and not given it much thought because you aren't totally familiar with it. I'll be honest, until today I thought bento boxes were filled with sushi and seaweed. {they are a Japanese tradition, after all} Little did I know they can be filled with lots of other things! Also, they can be filled with things even the most picky eater will love. What's more, they are super cute! 1. Birds in a Nest I love these bird nest pretzels with sandwich birds. Adorable!| 2. Fun Flowers Fruit flowers? Yes please! I love the orange wedges as a flower!| 3. Fishy Bento See how to make this fish themed bento lunch box and make your child's lunch a special one.| 4. Bunny Bento Perfect for Easter or spring lunch magic. 1. Baby Chick Sandwich Celebrate Easter … [Read more...]

12 Felt Bunny Crafts

Happy first day of spring! We're ushering out the chill of winter and welcoming spring's warmth with open arms! Easter is a few weeks away, so it seems fitting to celebrate the season with crafts featuring one of our favorite signs of springtime - bunnies! //1// Fill a felt bag with candy for your favorite person! Bunny Candy Bags at Mer Mag //2// A string of bunnies across a mantle, shelf or wall would brighten any decor, wouldn't it? Bunny Garland at The Sweetest Occasion //3// Want to give your hairstyle a little extra "hop?" Clip in these tiny bunny ears. So cute! Tiny Bunny Ear Hairclip at Holloughby //4// Teach your small folk the words to Little Bunny Foo-Foo or Snuggle Bunny with these adorable finger puppets. White Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppets at The Purl Bee  //5// This … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bird’s Nest Brownies

There's probably not an easier and cuter way to dress up your Easter dessert! They're also a great way to have your children help in making them by letting them cut out the circles and place the eggs on top. I bet they'll be excited to try the tasty treats that they helped make. Of course, you can always use your standard boxed brownie mix to make these chocolate bird's nest brownies, but in this case, homemade is always better and so much more impressive! The brownies are fudgy inside with that hard sugary crust on top. The ultimate chocolate flavor is with the chocolate candy eggs on top! Chocolate Bird's Nest Brownies from Brown Eyed Baker Ingredients 1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder 11 ounces … [Read more...]

The Easter Tree

This Easter tree is a simple decoration for the season, while also providing fun entertainment for the whole family. Balloon and Glue Yarn Eggs To make the eggs for the bottom of the tree, you will need the following: balloon embroidery floss (or yarn) glue water (mix equal parts of both water and glue) - Just throw both in a bowl and stir until it is well mixed. 1. Blow up your balloons. You want them to be smallish and a little oval. Seriously... this will be the hardest thing of this project (blowing air into small balloons = hard). 2. Take a color of floss and submerge it in your glue water. Just let it fall where it may. If you try to neatly wrap it and then submerge it, it becomes a knotted mess -- getting knots out of very wet and sticky string is not … [Read more...]

Kids Easter Crafts

It's nearly Easter again!  Here at Blissfully Domestic, we love Easter crafts and spring crafts for kids.  Take a quick stroll back with me through memory lane and let's look together at all the fantastic kids Easter crafts we've featured in the past or ideas we think you can use with your family! Stained Glass Easter Egg Craft This stained glass Easter egg craft is fun for all with tissue paper, card stock and glue sticks.  You could even add a little bit of glitter for that Easter magic if you're feeling sparkly! Crafty Recycled Easter Baskets Get your green on by scavenging through the house to find elements for these fun and pretty upcycled Easter baskets! Coloring Easter Eggs Naturally Not a fan of store-bought Easter egg dyes?  Not a problem!  Learn to dye your Easter … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Easter Egg Craft

Easter is just around the corner, get in the spirit with this Stained Glass Easter Egg craft. This craft is fun for toddlers on up. Plus, you won't have dozens of eggs to eat when you are done. Supplies Egg pattern (download the PDF pattern) White or ivory cardstock, 8.5 x 11 Tissue paper in multiple colors (pinks, blues, yellows and greens work best) Scissors Glue stick Optional: glitter Optional: laminating paper Hole puncher Ribbon Assemble Cut the tissue paper into multiple shapes. Rectangle, squares, triangles, circles, ovals, etc. They don't have to be perfect. Make both large and small shapes. Print out the egg pattern on the white or ivory cardstock paper. Have your child glue the pieces of tissue paper onto the egg with the glue stick. They can glue as … [Read more...]