Creative ways to celebrate Easter
Easter is a time to celebrate and reflect on our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of us love to celebrate Easter and honor God by spending time with our families. So, Betenbough Homes wants to share some of the ideas we found on Pinterest to give you fun ideas for Easter weekend. You can find all these ideas and more via Pinterest on Betenbough Homes’ board, “Fun Holiday Ideas.” (Click the link to visit the page)
Colorful Easter Centerpiece
- 4-in. cube vase
- 6-in. cube vase
- Jelly beans
- 30 gerberas (also called gerbera daisies)
- 5 packs of Peeps (4 per pack), for a total of 20 peeps
Center one vase inside the other and insert jelly beans (in any colors you like) between the walls of the two cubes.
Place Peeps on top of jelly beans, making sure to save a few for the corners of the vase. Don’t be afraid to squeeze them into the space. You should have enough to fill in any gaps.
Gerberas are usually sold with plastic tubes on the stems for support. Keeping the plastic in place, cut the flowers to desired length and arrange them in the smaller vase.
Cutting shorter stems for the outside flowers and longer stems for the inner ones will give you a nice rounded top. And don’t skimp on flowers: If you don’t want to use that many gerberas, find a pair of smaller vases.
Sharing the Easter story through eggs
- An empty egg carton
- Markers, stickers or paper to decorate the top of the egg carton
- 12 plastic eggs, varying colors
- Various items for inside the eggs, as listed below
Contents for the Eggs:
Egg #1: A cracker
Egg #2: 3 dimes
Egg #3: feather
Egg #4: thorns (from a rose or blackberry bush)
Egg #5: cross (ours is made from two twigs)
Egg #6: nail
Egg #7: dice
Egg# 8: black paper
Egg #9: sponge
Egg #10: cloth (white)
Egg #11: stone
Egg #12: EMPTY!!
Time Start to Finish:
1 12.4 oz tube of Pillsbury CINNABON® cinnamon rolls (the 8 count size)
12 raisins, for the eyes and noses
8 sliced almonds, for the teeth
Unwrap the roll and lay the cinnamon rolls out flat. You will need two rolls to make one bunny. One for the face and another for the ears. With the palm of your hand, press down one of the cinnamon rolls to flatten slightly. (This will be the bunny’s head.)
Lay the other roll flat. If cinnamon roll does not easily unroll into a strip (see video), insert a knife into the seam of the roll to unravel it into a strip of dough. Then, form the dough into ears, while keeping the dough strip as one piece.
Press and pinch the ears into the head portion of the bunny (the whole roll) to connect the two rolls, to form a head and ears. You will need to press and pinch firmly to prevent it from separating when baking. Then, create the ears by pressing the split halves of the cut roll into the shape of floppy bunny ears. (see video)
Vigorously press the raisins on top of one of the rolls to form the eyes and nose and use the almonds for the teeth, carefully pressing the nut into the dough so that it is secure and will remain in place while baking.
Place bunny on greased cookie sheet. Repeat until you have 4 bunnies. Bake according to directions on packaging and frost the ears with the frosting included after the bunnies come out of the oven.
Tips: Provide at least two tips, each on its own line, separated by returns
Food coloring can be added to the icing to give it a fun holiday color.
Sprinkles can also be added to the icing for a more festive look.