Amidst my recuperation from foot surgery, I decided I had to make something cute for the kids’ Easter egg hunt this year.
Here’s the idea I came up with for bunny Easter baskets / treat boxes, using the cardboard noodle boxes that I already had.
Instructions are as follows:
- Cut ears into the front flap of the box.
- Cut off the other three flaps and save.
- Cut feet from one flap. I kept both feet on a single piece.
- Cut a face from another flap.
- For extra detail cut out a nose and ear inners. I used pink coloured card for ease.
- Using a hot glue gun, attach the nose to the face, the ear inners to the ears, and then attach the face and feet to the box.
- Draw on eyes, mouth, paws, whiskers etc.
- Attach a pompom tail.
- Give to squealing children to fill with chocolate (or the other way around).
That’s all I had time for. The Easter egg hunt was a bit of a rush with random eggs hidden amongst our forever-mess that is our house (the garden was the worse option, let’s say…). Hope your hunts are better organised. Happy Easter!
(And don’t forget to enter my unicorn Rainbow Shuffle t-shirt giveaway before end of Sunday 31 March 2013.)
Over a year ago, I started writing this post when Abby was starting to sing. The words didn’t come out right, but I’m sure you can guess what she was singing.
- “Bridget fall fall down. Bridget fall fall down. My lady.”
- “Ubby Dubby sit wall, Ubby Dubby sit wall. All horses king… again!”
- “Pussy cat, pussy cat, been. Pussy cat, pussy cat, been. ‘Ere… chair.”
- “Bus round round round. All day long. Bus swish swish swish. All day long.”
- “Old Madonnal quack ‘ere, quack ‘ere. E ah E ah O”
The latest line she picked up over Christmas was “Heyyyy, sexy laaady. Wop, wop, wop…”
Unfortunately, I don’t have a video of her singing that.
Here’s a video instead of her performing with Cameron for Grandma and Grandpa.
Abby 2 years 10 months – a conversation about being sick, going to the doctors, and daddy’s forehead. Turn on the automatic captioning for more hilarity.
My two year-old (29 months) never ceases to amaze me.
When I let her play with the cake after her brother’s first birthday, she rearranged the wheels onto the rabbit and said “Four wheels on rabbit!”
Here’s the cake before we cut into it (I modelled it from a soft toy):
She’s currently into painting. Today she drew lots of cute little circles. Inevitably her paintings end up looking like grey slush (I really must stop her from going too far!)
The other day while I was hanging out the washing, Abby stole one of the pegs, and next thing piped “See! An ‘A’ for you!” And sure enough, she had constructed the letter A out of two cabbage tree leaves and the peg. I know I am biased, but, wow – I think that’s pretty smart for a two year old!
Abby’s got a “Time for Bed” book about little animals going to bed. Her version, while eating snacks is “Go to sleep little raisin, little raisin…” (eats raisin). “Go to sleep little nuts, little nuts…” (eats nuts). “Time for bed little raisin, little raisin…”
How the book’s supposed to be read is below.