Foodie Fun & Recipes

DIY Funny Bunny Rabbit Easter Egg Decorating Craft

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Foodie Fun & Recipes, Holidays | Comments Off on DIY Funny Bunny Rabbit Easter Egg Decorating Craft

DIY Funny Bunny Rabbit Easter Egg Decorating Craft

 

With Easter fast approaching, it’s time to get ready to help the kids create those colorful Easter eggs they enjoy so much. Do you find that the traditional color dipping stations aren’t very exciting for the kids anymore? If so, part of the reason may be that they don’t really get to express their creativity and personality in those ‘cookie cutter’ design projects. This month Baby’s Own Room would like to share a fun and creative do-it-yourself Easter egg decorating craft project for the kids.  We call the craft Funny Bunny Rabbit, and it’s sure to showcase the creative side of each child.

Baby’s Own Room quick tip: When the big day comes you’ll be able to hide the funny egg bunnies for your family Easter egg hunt!

Let’s get to the fun! For this incredibly cute egg coloring craft, the first thing you’ll need to do is color one egg in solid orange. Then let the children color the rest of the eggs like you normally would, but in any color they like. For this crafty idea we suggest that you purchase pastel dyes because you will be drawing on the eggs–and the lighter the color of the rabbit the better. Since these will eventually be bunnies, white eggs work fine, but kids will enjoy making the color of their bunny unique.

Once the eggs are completely dry, follow these easy steps:

  •      Give each child a pink pom pom that they can glue to the egg as the bunny’s nose.
  •      Give each child a fine black marker so they can personalize the bunny with some cute eyes and whiskers along the side of the pink pom pom.
  •      Let each child customize each bunny however they like.
  •      Cut out some bunny ears with either some card stock or color foam material.
  •      Let the kids place a small amount of glue on the bottom of the ears and then stick them to the top of their egg.
  •      While the ears are drying, cut out four or five pieces of green ribbon approximately 9 inches in length.
  •      Fold the ribbons in half and staple where you made the fold.
  •      Make a small fold where you just added the staple, and apply a small amount of glue to that area.
  •      Finally, apply the green ribbons to the top of the orange egg to create the carrot for all the bunnies to enjoy while sitting in the egg carton or Easter basket.

 

Sit back and watch the kids create funny bunny eggs, break out in huge smiles, and enjoy lots of giggles. Happy Easter from your friends at Baby’s Own Room!

 

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Making Memories Decorating Holiday Cookies PLUS Recipe Swap

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Foodie Fun & Recipes | 1 comment

Making memories decorating Christmas Holiday Cookies can be so much fun for kids. Christmas cookie recipe swaps can be foodie fun for grownups too! Join us.

 

Do you have fond memories of baking and decorating holiday cookies as a child? I sure do! Even those days when we simply cut from a store bought cookie roll, baked, sprinkled, frosted, and gobbled them up–it was always great fun. But we had the most fun when we followed my Grandma’s favorite cookie recipe from scratch. That’s why we decided to share the ‘foodie fun’ at Baby’s Own Room this holiday season. We warmly invite you to join our Cookie Recipe Swap. 

Here is a great recipe shared by friends of Baby’s Own Room staff. Since the holiday season is a bustling and busy one, we thought this was a perfect one to share. Why? Because it’s easy, tasty and FUN!  Gather your favorite children, pull out your traditional decorations, and enjoy. 🙂

 

Enjoy this easy and yummy Sugar Cookie Recipe and feel free to share yours too! We warmly invite you to the Baby's Own Room Recipe Swap!

Cut Out, Bake, Eat, Repeat!

We want to make it very easy for our blog readers, Facebook fans, and Pinterest followers to join our recipe swap. Please feel free to leave a comment with a link to your favorite recipe blog post. You can also share the link to your favorite Pinterest pin and we will add it to our Foodie Board! Lastly, please join our Facebook Community and you can leave a comment via the post below. We will even feature your recipe if you tweet it to us via Twitter!

“The Cookie Jar” Inspiration Board for Yummy Cookie Recipes

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We will be featuring ALL recipes shared in our swap and look forward to trying out some yummy cookies! Thanks for joining us and Happy Holidays from the staff at Baby’s Own Room.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Foodie Fun With the Kids

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Foodie Fun & Recipes | 2 comments

Having fun with food and kids during the holiday season.

 

Everyone knows the true meaning of Thanksgiving, but it’s the delicious foods that we most anticipate. Making food fun, while still being healthy for kids, isn’t always easy. Baby’s Own Room has come up with a few variations of some Thanksgiving dish ideas that will have the kids coming back for seconds. 

Most of us look forward to having turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing, candied yams, and green bean casseroles–finished off with homemade pumpkin pie or a similar variation of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. However, those of us with young children know that it’s not always easy to get kids to eat these time-honored holiday foods. We’ve come up with a few variations of some Thanksgiving dishes that keep things fun and tasty at the kids table.

 

Decorating traditional Thanksgiving pies for the kids can be fun.

Decorating traditional Thanksgiving pies with the kids can be fun!

 

For starters, how many know that kids can get grumpy and hungry when waiting for the main meal on Thanksgiving day? Let them snack on healthy goodies throughout the day. Set up finger foods like grapes, cheese sticks and cubes, raw vegetables, nuts and popcorn. This will keep them satisfied and out of the kitchen so you can do all the last minute preparations.

When meal time comes, one fun way to get kids to eat their Thanksgiving supper is to serve it in fun, kid-sized portions. Instead of giving your five year old a giant turkey drumstick or a boring piece of sliced meat, serve chicken or turkey nuggets. Here are a few more ideas we came up with.

  • Make up a batch of chicken drumsticks.
  • Bake child-sized portions of dressing in muffin tins.
  • Create tiny little personal pumpkin pies in tins for dessert.
  • Involve your little ones in preparing the feast. They can help with choosing dishes, shopping, day before preparations, mixing ingredients or setting the table.
  • Let them decorate your house for the festivities.

By giving them jobs to do and input on the meal, you are greatly improving the chances that they well want to enjoy the fruit of their labors.

As with anything, what works for one child will not work for another. Try out some of these fun ideas and find out which ones keep your children happy and full this Thanksgiving. What else would you add to the list? We love comments so share away. 🙂

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20 Delicious Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Foodie Fun & Recipes | 2 comments

One of the best things you can provide your baby or toddler is a delicious homemade meal or snack.  We’ve searched all over cyber space for some delicious homemade baby food recipes to share with you. 

 

 

Whether your little one is a picky eater or has an adventurous appetite, you’re sure to find a recipe that he or she will love! Make sure to follow the Baby’s Own Room Inspiration Board on Pinterest for more fun foodie recipes for kids and babies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your baby’s favorite food? We love comments and enjoy hearing about your little ones. 🙂  Thanks for sharing and have a yummy day! ~ Baby’s Own Room

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