I love doing a little craft with my kids before each holiday. It sort of brings the holiday spirit around and is fun for the whole family. Today, the girls had some of their friends over and we made Easter Nests. It was so much fun and the girls thought they were pretty delicious too. It is a simple craft, if you just remember a few things. Basically, you are making a rice krispie treat in the shape of a nest, but to really form it, you have to follow a few steps. First, make sure you spray your hands with cooking spray. Second, squash a handful of the marshmallow/rice krispie mixture in your hands into a ball. Third, flatten it with the palm of your hand. Finally, press down with your fingers in the middle to form a little well in the middle for the “nest”. Fill with peeps and chocolate robins eggs and you have your Easter Nests! We are using them as part of the centerpiece on our Easter table, but you could use them for decorations, or just as a fun dessert after Easter dinner. Another option to make them look even more realistic is to use chow mein noodles. I thought those would look very realistic, but when I suggested it, I got a lot of strange looks (why would we use those? Gross! I believe was one of my daughter’s comments.) So, we went with the old standby-rice krispies. I thought they turned out cute and they were pretty fun to make too! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter together! 🙂
3 tblsp butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal
Assorted colors peeps
Robins Egg Malted Milk Balls or candy coated chocolate eggs
Melt butter and marshmallows. Mix in rice krispies. Spray hands with cooking spray and while mixture is still warm, form into small fist sized nests. Fill with peeps and eggs. Let cool.