Kids Projects: Cardboard Tube & Egg Box Easter Animals

kids projects - cardboard bunnies and chicks

Hooray it’s Easter weekend! If you fancy getting stuck into some craft with the kids then try our cardboard tube and egg box bunnies and chicks. For our four full tutorials hop on over to Hobbycraft:

Cardboard Tube Easter Chick Cardboard Tube Easter Bunny Egg Box Easter Bunny

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Kids Project: Easter Bunny Spoon Puppets

bunny spoon puppets little button diaries

These little munchkins are very easy to make from a couple of wooden spoons. Perfect for a little Easter puppet show! Over on the Hobbycraft Blog now.

Tia & Laura x

Kids Project: Easter Party Makes

kids easter party makes little button diaries

We’ve been busy little bees over on the Hobbycraft Blog, doing lots of tutorials for things to make for Easter. So why not (bunny) hop over to Hobbycraft to see how to make these Felt Pinwheels, Easter Bunting, little Egg Animals and a painted Mache Egg table decoration, complete with video tutorial.

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Peek-a-Boo Carrot Cupcakes

carrot

   

My father-in-law is a keen gardener and has an impressive array of vegetables growing in his garden. I created these peek-a-boo cupcakes for his birthday as a nod to his green fingers.

To make 12 cupcakes you will need:

For the sponge:

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Orange food colouring gel
  • Cocoa powder

For the ganache:

  • 450g dark chocolate
  • 200g unsalted butter

For the topping:

  • Grated dark chocolate
  • Ready to roll green icing

1. Begin by preheating the oven to 180 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and combine. Fold in the flour and baking powder until fully mixed.

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Kinder Bueno Cupcakes

kinder bueno cupcakes

It was Tia’s birthday recently and knowing her love of Kinder Bueno I made her these little gems. The sponge is packed with Kinder chocolate chunks and the buttercream is flavoured with hazelnut. In the words of my Little Button: de-lic-ious!

To make 12 cupcakes you will need:

Sponge:

  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 175ml milk
  • 4 Kinder chocolate bars, chopped

Hazelnut buttercream:

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Life In Pictures

Life in pictures photography

Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the last seven days.

   

Salted Caramel Millionaire Shortbread

mini egg salted caramel millionaire shortbread recipe

 

As it’s nearly Easter I’ve been on the hunt for some recipes to try for next weekend. When I came across this on Good To Know Recipes I knew I had to try it! The recipe was easy to follow and the results were so good (even if I say so myself!). Because this is such a sweet treat you only need a little slice. It was such a hit in our house that I can’t wait to try Good To Know Recipes other mouth-watering delights.

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Exciting News & Easter Goodies

how to make your own toy bunny tutorial

We’re really happy to announce that, as of today, we are going to be regular bloggers on the Hobbycraft website! This is so exciting for us as Hobbycraft is our absolute favourite place on the planet (we’ve happily whiled away many a Saturday in there with bored husbands sitting outside!)! The craft superstore have an excellent blog full of different craft tutorials. We will be bringing you monthly craft projects and our first one is this cute Easter bunny rattle. For the full tutorial hop over to Hobbycraft’s site.

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Hot Cross Bun Bites

mini hot cross bun bites recipe

With Easter fast approaching I wanted to try to make a treat for Little Button and myself. But at one year old, she’s only just getting used to ‘grown-up’ food, and a lot of treats are for big appetites only. So we’ve been doing a lot of – well, what’s the opposite of super-sizing? – shrinking. Hence: Hot Cross Bun Bites – just big enough for little hands.

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Two Little Bunny Dresses

bunny dress tutorial

 

Our little toddlers have one thing in common: they are both OBSESSED with bunnies. They can’t sleep without their bunnies, they squeal at anything bunny related and they always have their bunnies in tow. So in time for easter, we decided to make them a pair of little bunny dresses. We adapted a gorgeous pattern by Kirsty Hartley featured in Mollie Makes Mama for a little mouse dress. Pattern template can be found here.

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