Perfect Pastel Crafts Recipes and Block Party

Are you as ready for spring as I am!? There’s just something about pastels and spring that goes hand and here. Here are awesome pastel crafts and recipes to get you ready.
15+ pastel crafts and recipes

  1. Simple Squares Baby Quilt Pattern
  2. DIY Pom Pom Napkins
  3. Minky Toddler Pillowcase Tutorial
  4. DIY Popsicle Stick Planter
  5. Easter Candy Vase
  6. How to make yarn dolls
  7. Flannel frog rice warmer tutorial
  8. Easter Cadbury Egg Snack Mix
  9. Floral Inspired Skirt Tutorial
  10. Easter Jelly Bean Pouches
  11. Framed Paper Bunny
  12. Pastel Easter Egg Wreath
  13. How to make String Easter Eggs
  14. Salt Dough Easter Eggs
  15. Felt Flowers made with a Cricut
  16. Woven Knot Bow Headband

It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts | Housewife Eclectic | Coral and Co.! Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we’ve been up to some fun things lately.

Hey, Y’all its Shelly from Coral + Co.  I am recently new to the block party and am having a great time seeing all your craft link ups!  I love all things crafty and sewing.  Here are a few things that I have been doing lately.

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DIY T-shirt dress tutorial | Hourglass Quilt Block Pattern | Nordic Crossing Quilt Pattern

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Easter Sweets and Treats Block Party

Easter comes early this year, check out of all of the fun sweets and treats you can make this week to celebrate the holiday!

Easter-Sweets-and-Treats recipes and crafts

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Easter Crafts and Block Party

Easter is two weeks away!! It kinda snuck up on me, I haven’t done a thing for it!! Luckily lots of people linked up some awesome Easter crafts so I can do some fun things for my family!!!

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20+ Easter Foods and Treats and Block Party

It’s Easter in a week, so it’s time to be completely in “Easter mode”.  Let all the festivities begin!  There is still plenty of time to do some fun, festive and creative things for Easter and here are some great ideas for you to do this week!
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25 DIY Easter Eggs and Block Party

You’ll love these 25 new and classic ideas for decorating DIY Easter Eggs.
DIY Easter Eggs decorating and recipes

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Awesome Animal Crafts Recipes and Kid Ideas and Block Party

Let’s have some fun with animals. How fun are all these animal crafts, recipes, and kid ideas!?

DIY ANIMAL CRAFTS RECIPES KIDS

From spring chicks and caterpillars to cosy polar bear and sheep there are some awesome animal projects that will be sure to supply hours of fun for the little ones.

bath toys they’ll play with for hours | Fantastic Beasts suitcase | caterpillar catapult 

caterpillar egg carton craft | chick toilet roll craft | Monkey cupcakes

DIY puff paint (Butterflies) | Hot Cocoa Polar Bears | bunny mask

crochet cat | Bunny Candy Pouches | Cork Butterfly Craft

sheep cupcake | Bear Hood Tutorial Chick and bunny handprints

Rae Gun guest posting pictureMarissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. I am so excited Spring has finally arrived! And when I think of Spring I think animals. Here are a few other fun projects for you to check out!

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Knock-off recipe for The Great Harvest's famous cinnaburst bread - Rae GUn Ramblings

Cinnaburst Bread

Now let’s see what YOU have been up to. Link up to the Block Party and be featured on all four blogs! Bite Size Biggie | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple CraftsPieces By Polly

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Easter Cadbury Egg Snack Mix Recipe

My family begs me to make Chex Mix all the time so I decided to make a festive Easter version because the only way to make this recipe better is to add in the yummiest candy of all Cadbury Mini Eggs!

It's a keeper we love this chex snack mix recipe. Great for any holiday just swap out the cadbury mini eggs for seasonal candies!

Even though the appearance of those first purple packages of Cadbury Mini Eggs don’t seem quite as magical with you know them now having Christmas colored ones and putting Easter out right after the new  year you can’t deny the deliciousness is still just as strong.

Made this last week SO good. Love the Cadbury mini eggs but would be just as good as an any time snack mix recipe without.

Today I’m sharing an easy and fast Easter Cadbury Egg Snack Mix recipe. The base of the recipe is from my family’s favorite chex mix recipe but I’ve changed a few things and added some Easter flair including those delicious mini eggs to make things a little more festive!

Hands down the best Chex crispex snack mix recipe I've tried. Will be making it again

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Corn Chex or Crispix
  • 2 cups Pretzels
  • 3 cups Honey Teddy Grahams
  • 1/2 cup cashew pieces (optional)
  • Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 TBS light corn syrup (Karos)
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1C Cadbury Mini Eggs
  • Easter Sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 F
  2. Combine first 4 ingredient on a jelly roll pan (I like these because the lip keeps the stuff from falling off when you stir). I found it was easier too leave it mounded (not spread out) for the next step.
  3. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until sugar and butter melt, stirring constantly. You don’t want to cook it so long that it thickens because then it’s harder to coat all the pieces. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Immediately pour syrup mixture evenly over cereal mixture, tossing quickly to coat well.
  4. Bake at 250F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Have your sprinkles open and ready when you pull the cookie sheet out as the mix cools fast. Sprinkle generously then spread warm snack mix in a single layer on wax paper to cool.
  6. Break cooled snack mix apart.
  7. When ready to serve or gift add in remaining ingredients.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

We're obsessed with this snack mix recipe. SO yummy make a double recipe to be safe.

Be warned this mix will go fast. If I’m making it for a party or road trip I usually double the recipe because people goggle it up.

Can't stop making this snack mix recipe. So good with the Cadbury mini eggs but would be just as yummy as an every day chex or crispix mix

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20+ Easter Craft Ideas and Block Party

Easter is two weeks away are you ready for it?
20+ Easter Craft Ideas
 I actually haven’t even thought about it… I probably should start thinking about it and get some decorations up or something!  Easter is one of my favorite holidays (Easter candy is by far my favorite, it’s like things just taste better in egg shape!) and I love seeing all of the cute and fun ideas for Easter!  Here are 20+ Easter craft ideas for you to get creating for Easter!
It’s Kaysi again, from Keeping it Simple
 
Like I said before, Easter is one of my favorite holidays, so I have a lot of fun Easter ideas that I have made in the years.  Here are a few of my favorite ones :).
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EASY Marbled Lollipop Cookies Recipe

Have you ever made cookie pops with lollipops? They are so easy and fun and I thought I’d take them up a notch by making them with easy marbled sugar cookie dough.

Made these this weekend. So easy and the sugar cookie recipe is DELICIOUS. Easy flower cookie pops

I’m excited to be sharing this as  part of a National Craft Month celebration hosted by 100 Directions. I really can’t resist Fun Food I think it’s because it happily combines my cooking and crafty sides.

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I really can’t resist Fun Food I think it’s because it happily combines my cooking and crafty sides.

These are the cutest and so easy. Great lollipop cookies perfect for parties and more. Great recipe and tutorial.

This cookie dough recipe is one of my favorites it tastes great and cuts out shapes wonderfully. When you add the suckers they give the cookies a fun little stained glass window effect and of course you have the built in handle!

Works great! Super fun sugar cookie lollipops. Made these for a birthday party and they were great

World’s Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Food Coloring (I like this gel kind)
  • Lollipops (I’ve used Trader Joe’s suckers as well as these mini ones)

Directions

  1. Mix flour, baking soda and cream of tartar in a small mixing bow.
  2. Cream sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract together with a mixer in a separate bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. If wanting to dye the dough separate out into groups. Add a food coloring until you reach your desired color. I do it in the mixer starting with the lighter color but if you’re doing very different colors it might be worth wiping down or even washing the bowl and paddle in between since sometimes small bits of food coloring isn’t obvious.
  5. Divide into at least 2 balls. If you’re coloring them you’re probably good this is just so you can work with a smaller amount of dough at a time.
  6. Refrigerate at least 2-3 hours.
  7. Roll out dough as thin as you can and layer the second color on top. It’s okay if it doesn’t come up in a nice sheet it will still look fun. Roll into a long tube. Cut arosss to make discs. Press down with a rolling pin and roll a until it’s barely bigger than your cookie cutter. My discs were about 1 inch thick. And then you want to make it about 1/4 an inch thick before you are ready to cut.
  8. Cut in desired shapes.
  9. To make the pops lay a lollipop on top of your cookie, no need to press just lay it where you want.
  10. Bake at 375 F for 7-8 minutes.

It's a keeper these are so yummy and easy. DIY flower cookie lollipop recipe and tutorial

I love how the hard candy melts and makes kind of a glass center in the cookie. The kids think these are the coolest too!

Made these lollipop cookies for the kiddo's class and they all loved them. The cookie recipe is delicious and really easy to make

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Get’s crispy and tastes like deep fried chicken but just cooked in the oven with a tiny bit of butter.

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Block Party: Fun and Easy Easter Crafts and Food

Hello and welcome to this week’s Block Party!  Thanks to everyone for linking up!  Easter is just around the corner, so to get ready, I have found 16 great crafts and foods for you to make!
1) No Bake Nest Cookies– Making the World Cuter
2) Easter Candy Pouches – Keeping it Simple
3) Egg Crate Catepillar– Rae Gun Ramblings
4) Little Guy Tie Shirt– Polly Pieces
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