Skip To My Lou http://www.skiptomylou.org Craft, Create, Celebrate! Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Easter Coloring Pages http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/04/01/easter-coloring-pages/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/04/01/easter-coloring-pages/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:01 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47571 Keep the kids entertained with Easter Coloring Pages.  This funny little riddle will be a hit at the kid’s dinner table. Make your kids table the yet with these free printable egg holders or this cute egg crayon holder! Just download, print and color. Here’s the link for the Easter Coloring Page You might also […]

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Keep the kids entertained with Easter Coloring Pages.  This funny little riddle will be a hit at the kid’s dinner table. Make your kids table the yet with these free printable egg holders or this cute egg crayon holder!

Printable Easter Coloring Page

Just download, print and color.

Here’s the link for the Easter Coloring Page

Easter Coloring Sheet

You might also like this free coloring sheet for Easter.

Printable Easter Coloring Page

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How to dye eggs with food coloring http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/31/how-to-dye-eggs-with-food-coloring-2/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/31/how-to-dye-eggs-with-food-coloring-2/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47375 Did you know you can dye easter eggs with food coloring? No need to run to the store and buy an expensive egg dying kit!  With a few ingredients, already in your cupboard, you have all you need to make bright Easter eggs! For more decorating ideas, check out this post on creative ways to […]

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Did you know you can dye easter eggs with food coloring? No need to run to the store and buy an expensive egg dying kit!  With a few ingredients, already in your cupboard, you have all you need to make bright Easter eggs! For more decorating ideas, check out this post on creative ways to decorate Easter eggs.

easter egg dying collage

how to dye eggs with food coloring

All you need is:
Water
Food Coloring
White Vinegar
Hard Boiled Eggs (learn how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs with these tips)
Whisk (optional)

how to dye eggs with food coloring supplies

Homemade Easter Egg Dye
Place 1/2 cup tap water in containers.
Place 20 drops of food coloring (I used 40 drops and 1 cup)
Mix this well.
Add in 1 tablespoon white vinegar and stir.
To create new colors follow the guide on the back of the box.

Warning food coloring is safe, but will stain clothing.

how to dye eggs with food coloring recipe

Quick and easy tip for dying eggs with kids and toddlers.  Have you ever tried putting your eggs inside a whisk? This simple idea makes dying eggs a lot easier for kids and toddlers! Egg stays put and is easy to retrieve!

easter egg dying tricks

Just place the egg inside the whisk and dip inside the desired color. No more mess! Be sure to leave eggs in the dye longer than you think to get those bright colors! Also have children wear old clothes or protective clothing and cover the table! If the weather is nice, we have a lot of success, dying eggs outside!

how to dye eggs with food coloring using a whisk

 

This unique idea will teach you how to make chalkboard easter eggs.  Kids love coloring their eggs (over and over).

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10 Creative Ideas for Easter Eggs http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/29/10-creative-ideas-for-easter-eggs/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/29/10-creative-ideas-for-easter-eggs/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:00:58 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47554 Take your Easter eggs to a new level with these creative ideas for Easter Eggs!  Many of these products can be found in your cupboard and produce a unique and interesting look! Need some help boiling eggs?  Check out this post on how to make the perfect hard boiled egg. Did you know, you can ditch […]

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Take your Easter eggs to a new level with these creative ideas for Easter Eggs!  Many of these products can be found in your cupboard and produce a unique and interesting look! Need some help boiling eggs?  Check out this post on how to make the perfect hard boiled egg. Did you know, you can ditch the kit and still get bright easter eggs? Here is a Easter egg dye recipe you can make at home.

10 Creative Ideas for Easter Eggs

DIY Shaving Cream Easter Eggs 

I had never heard of this method! This looks really easy and it turns out very cool!

creative easter eggs

Glitter Dipped Easter Eggs

This is a fun idea, and because it’s not edible, you can use them year after year!

DIY creative easter eggs

Cool Whip Dyed Eggs

These look similar to the shaving cream, but it’s nice to use what you have on hand or try both and see how they turn out!

creative ways to dye easter eggs

Marbleizing Eggs with Nail Polish

Very Unique results!

creative ways to dye easter eggs

Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

You actually use fabric to dye these Easter eggs, the result is so fun and totally unusual.

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

Metallic Easter Eggs

This is a fun way to make the kit dye a bit more creative, very easy too!

creative ways to dye easter eggs

Easter Egg Lunch Notes

I love these idea! Throw a high protein snack in with a surprise message!

creative ways to dye easter eggs

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

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Glitter and Gold Easter Eggs

Have you ever blown out an egg, this idea will allow you to create a collection you can use every year!

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Glow in The Dark Egg Hunt

This idea is for the Easter Hunt! Bring your egg hunt to a whole new level with glow in the dark easter eggs! We have to try this one.

creative ways to dye easter eggs

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8 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/28/8-ways-to-entertain-kids-on-a-road-trip/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/28/8-ways-to-entertain-kids-on-a-road-trip/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:35 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47543 Hey everyone! My name is Steph from A Grande Life and I am so happy to be sharing some of my travel tips with you today! As a matter of fact, I am sharing this post with you as I am traveling with my family. Since our little family started over six years, we have been on […]

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Hey everyone! My name is Steph from A Grande Life and I am so happy to be sharing some of my travel tips with you today! As a matter of fact, I am sharing this post with you as I am traveling with my family. Since our little family started over six years, we have been on the go. Whether it’s traveling to visit family and friends or quick road trips to explore our home town, we have logged quite the mileage.

When you travel frequently with kids, you learn a thing or two. Not only do you learn what works, you learn what doesn’t! Let me help you for your next road trip with the kids. Here are my go-to ways to entertain the kids on a road trip. Plus, I have a fun, free printable for you!

8 ways to entertain kids on a road trip

8 Ways to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

Prizes
I will admit it. I am not above bribing my kids on really long car trips. I hit the dollar store before packing up the car. I grab little toys, books, coloring books, and snacks. Throughout the trip, the kids are surprised with a new trinket. The key is to not talk about the prizes and to reward them for good behavior.

Glow Sticks
Another thing you can pick up at the dollar store that will provide a lot of entertainment are glow sticks. These are a lot of fun if you will be traveling at night.

Books
It is so easy to rely on electronics and movies to keep the kids entertained on long car rides. But you don’t have to! Hit the local library before you leave. Let the kids pick out a few books so they will be excited to read them in the car.

Pipe Cleaners
Just because you are stuck in the car doesn’t mean you can’t be crafty. Hand the kids a package of pipe cleaners and let them go to town. They will enjoy creating animals, flowers, letters, shapes, even glasses out of the pipe cleaners. Have a contest for who can be the most creative!

Track Your Trip
If you want to cut down on the “Are we there yets?”, visually track your trip! Simply print out a car, have them decorate it, cut a slit on either side of the car, and string it in your car where the kids can see. As you make progress to your destination, slide the car along. When it reaches the other side of the car, you have arrived at your destination!

Take Breaks
Taking breaks from driving is not only important the driver but for the kids too. While you are resting, the kids have a chance to burn off some energy. Find pitstops along your route, some even have play areas! Make sure to plan a stop at least once every few hours.

Play Games
And I’m not talking about the electronic kind! Go old school with games like I Spy or the Alphabet Game. Of course, there a few apps out there that will help you keep track, especially when playing the License Plate Game. If your kids are anything like mine, they will be engaged for a while trying to cross off all the States on the list.

Capture the Road Trip
Hand the camera over to the kids and let them document their trip. Whether they use a kid tough camera or you give them a disposal camera, let them go to town! It will be fun to see the trip through their eyes. At the end of your trip, print out the pictures and have them place it in this trip journal.

printable road trip journal 1

Print the pages out of the travel journal for each road trip. Keep the completed pages in a binder so your kids can look back on their travel memories.

printable road trip journal

Looking for more travel advice? I’ve got you covered! Check out How to Survive a Road Trip with Kids, Your Must Have Products for Family Entertaining on a Road Trip, and the 10 Best Family Travel Apps. Follow us on Instagram to join in our traveling adventures!

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10 Simple Easter Treats http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/27/10-simple-easter-treats/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/27/10-simple-easter-treats/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47528 Looking for something fun to whip up for Easter?  These simple Easter treats all come together quickly, have few ingredients and turn out absolutely darling!  Most are easy enough for kids to make!  For more great Easter Ideas check out my bunny pops or this fun crochet egg garland. I also love to set the […]

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Looking for something fun to whip up for Easter?  These simple Easter treats all come together quickly, have few ingredients and turn out absolutely darling!  Most are easy enough for kids to make!  For more great Easter Ideas check out my bunny pops or this fun crochet egg garland. I also love to set the table with these easter grapevine wreaths, they make a Easter favor.

10 Simple Easter Treats

simple easter treats collage

Peeps Pops

easter bunny peeps

Bunny Tails Popcorn

bunny tails popcorn

4 Ingredient Oreo Easter Egg Truffles

easter egg truffles

Peanut Butter Buttons

fast and simple easter treats

Flower Pretzel Bites

flower pretzel bites

Easter Carrot Rice Krispie Treats

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Layered Peeps

layered peeps

Spring Confetti Bars

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Peanut Butter Birds Nest Cookies

chocolate peanut butter bird nest cookies

Bunny Cupcakes

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Easter Coloring Page {Free Printable} http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/26/easter-coloring-page-free-printable/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/26/easter-coloring-page-free-printable/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:16 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47513 Today I am sharing a Free Printable coloring page! It is perfect for Easter. It is a great way to keep kids happy and entertained at the kids table. For more creative ideas for the kids table, make this easter egg crayon holder, and have some fun decorating the table with these free printable napkin […]

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Today I am sharing a Free Printable coloring page! It is perfect for Easter. It is a great way to keep kids happy and entertained at the kids table. For more creative ideas for the kids table, make this easter egg crayon holder, and have some fun decorating the table with these free printable napkin rings!

Bella had fun coloring this page. It is perfect for the classroom, the kids table on Easter, or hand it out at your Easter get together.  Follow the link below…

Free Printable Easter Coloring Page

Printable Easter Coloring Page

You can print from your home computer just click link below to get your free printable:

Easter Coloring Page

Printable Easter Coloring Page

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Easter Meal Ideas http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/25/easter-meal-ideas/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/25/easter-meal-ideas/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:37 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47481 Easter comes early this year, don’t let it sneak up on you! We always get together with family for the holiday and I bet you do too! Big or small it’s a great time to gather together and visit! At our house Easter sometimes is a more casual meal with bunny ham sandwiches as the […]

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Easter comes early this year, don’t let it sneak up on you! We always get together with family for the holiday and I bet you do too! Big or small it’s a great time to gather together and visit! At our house Easter sometimes is a more casual meal with bunny ham sandwiches as the star. These yummy rolls are filled with juicy Honey Baked Ham and their delicious Honey Mustard Mayonnaise. A simple meal that is festive, delicious and loved by all!

Honey Baked Ham

The bread dough can be made up to four days ahead and shaped rolls can be baked the day before so the big day is stress free.  Just pull your ham out of the refrigerator. Honey Baked Hams come ready to go! Make a buffet of sandwiches fixings and sides (they have these too) and you are ready to go! I have a complete tutorial to show you how to make these bunny rolls. I think they make the  cutest ham sandwiches.

Honey Baked Ham Bunny Sandwiches

Here are some more ways to make the Easter Meal extra special! You might like to print off my Easter Dinner Conversation Starters to keep the conversation flowing!

Consider the table…

Here are few ideas for the perfect set up.

easter meal ideas

Go with a easy center piece! I love using fresh flowers from the garden and this fresh flower center piece (by Where is the Mama) leaves a elegant statement. Set the table the night before (by this Mama Knows) will save time and stress. This is the time to pull out use the good china if you are going fancy! We are more casual, so we go with paper plates, but you wouldn’t believe what is available in paper, so plan ahead.  Don’t be afraid of color on your table. A beautiful table can be easy when you choose a color that pops (by Liz Adventures).   These bunny place cards would take minutes to make (By the Play Party Pin)! Try something new and use cloth napkins!  These bunny napkins (by Happenings at the Harper Household)  are festive and fun and provide simple decor for any table! Don’t forget the kids table.  Have fun and teach the kids to make origami bunnies (By Mom Always Finds Out) and keep the kids busy with these Printable Activity Mats perfect for kids (by The Nerds Wife).

This little bunny favor will mean a special treat for all the little ones! Let the kids draw on the kids tables, these fabulous ideas(by craving some creativity) are useful and darling!

kids table Go buffet style, especially if you are serving a crowd.  Take the guess work out of the process with this easy tip from 3 Little Greenwoods, it’s a  huge time saver is to pre-plan what food is going into which dish. Check out how she does it!

easter meal ideas

Honey baked Ham is a easy way to serve a delicious but easy meal. You won’t be slaving away in the kitchen on this one. We love to get one every single year.  You can serve it in sandwiches, like us, or go more fancy, it is up to you!

This is what you need to know about the HoneyBaked Ham or Turkey for your dinner!
  • It needs to be refrigerated, and the Ham will stay fresh for 7 to 10 days. You can freeze unused ham portions up to 6 weeks.
  • The HoneyBaked Ham (and Turkey Breast) are fully cooked and ready to enjoy at room temperature. No need to heat as it may cause them to dry out and lose flavor!
  •  The Turkey Breast is pre-sliced.
  • Here’s how to section your Ham:
    • Using a knife, cut around the bone of the Ham.
      Cut along the natural muscle line to remove the top section of slices.
      Cut straight down from the base of the bone to release the remaining sections.

Check out these simple sides…

simple sides

For something special, try this  gluten free berry trifle it looks amazing (by sprouted roots), don’t forget the classic deviled eggs.  Every one loves them and it’s a great way to use up the hard boiled eggs you might have. My family always clears me out.  Roasted Asparagus makes a easy side, it is perfect this time of year (by The Mama Report). These  Egg Salad Crescents (by a spark of creativity) are so cute and can be made ahead (kids will love them)!  Broccoli Bacon Bliss is a cold salad that comes ready to serve and will wow your crowd (by Fake Ginger).  Little Greenwoods tried the rice casserole as well!  Dress up your drinks with this fun fruit rose (by My Fashion Juice).  If you are looking for a completely stress free grab and go thing, they have that too.  This no bake ham is ready to serve (by Sew Let’s Cook)!  Looking for simple sides and no work at all, here you will find some great ideas (by Fake Ginger). Serving a crowd? Be sure to use this, 5 Easy Easter Dinner tips for Big Families (by lillepunkin).

Don’t skip dessert!  HoneyBaked Ham has all sorts of choices for dessert.  Quick, easy and yummy!

easter meal ideas

My favorite is their carrot cake. But this decadent red velvet cake looks amazing! Just let them thaw and serve them up on a cake plate!  Don’t skip a chocolate option, chocoholics will thank you (by Joy Troupe). For a variety a cheesecake sampler may be just what you need (by the adventures of jman and miller bug). if you are feeling creative and want to make something yourself this birds nest cheesecake (by My Urban Oven) looks darling on the Easter table.

HoneyBaked Ham Coupon

A big thanks to HoneyBaked Ham for sponsoring this post and great Easter Meal Ideas and providing this coupon for our readers:

HoneyBaked Ham Easter Coupon

Offer valid 3/14/15 – 4/4/15. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer. May not be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person at participating retail store locations. While supplies last.

Click to save on your family Easter celebration!

 

 

 

 

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How To Make Bunny Rolls http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/24/how-to-make-bunny-rolls/ http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015/03/24/how-to-make-bunny-rolls/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.skiptomylou.org/?p=47489 These Bunny Rolls will make your Easter dinner extra special. They are great as is or if you are going for a more casual meal slice them open for the cutest sandwiches ever! For more bread recipes try my no knead bread or my bread in a bag recipe, it’s perfect to make with kids. […]

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These Bunny Rolls will make your Easter dinner extra special. They are great as is or if you are going for a more casual meal slice them open for the cutest sandwiches ever! For more bread recipes try my no knead bread or my bread in a bag recipe, it’s perfect to make with kids.

how to make bunny rolls

First make some dough. I used this versatile bread dough recipe.

Bread Dough Recipe

1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
3 – 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I usually only ever use 3 cups)

Combine yeast, warm water and sugar. Let stand five minutes.

Combine yeast mixture, butter, egg, salt, and half the flour: beat with mixer or food processor just until mixed and smooth.  Gradually add in flour to make a soft dough. I use a food processor with dough blade and mix for 45 seconds or mixer with dough attachment for 2 minute, until soft ball is formed.

Place dough in a well oiled bowl, turn to grease the top of dough. Cover in warm area for about an hour until dough rises and almost doubles in size. You can also at this point put dough in an oiled zip-loc bag and keep in the refrigerator for up to four days. I put dough in refrigerator because I like to roll dough out while it is cold.

If not refrigerating, punch dough down, turn out onto floured surfaced, and kneed a couple of times.

bread dough recipe

How to make bunny rolls

I use a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop to portion out the dough.  Each bunny roll takes two dough balls.  This recipe will make about 1 dozen bunny rolls.

Bunny Rolls measuring dough

Take one of the dough balls and tear off a pea sized piece for the bunny nose. Cut the rest of the dough ball in half.

bunny rolls shaping dough

Place the cut halves (cut side up) at the top of the second dough ball. Place the small piece in the middle of the dough ball for the nose.

how to make bunny rolls

Cut a raisin in half and push it into the dough for eyes. Take a sharp knife and cut into the dough to make whiskers and a mouth.

bunny rolls how to

Beat 1 egg with about 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash.  Use this to lightly and evenly paint onto the bread dough.

bunny rolls tutorial

Cover bunnies with a piece of plastic wrap sprayed well with cookie spray. Loosely cover the bunnies.  Allow to rise for about 30-40 mins. If dough was cold they might need to rise about an hour. They should get puffy.  Before baking push in any eyes that might have popped out.  Slits can also be made more prominent with a well oiled knife (dough will be sticky).

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 mins or until golden brown.

Honey Baked Ham Bunny Sandwiches

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