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Are you still looking for activities to do with your young ones this Easter? Maybe we can help with these suggestions:

Marzipan Eggs and Candies:

Easter and marzipan candies match so well!

Here’s a recipe for you to try at home:

Ingredients:

175 grams almond meal or finely ground almond powder
175 grams powdered sugar
1-1.5 tablespoons water 
¼ – ½ teaspoon almond extract
Food colourings (optional)
Silicone moulds (optional)
Some powdered sugar for rolling the marzipan and dusting the moulds
Melted chocolate to dip the shapes (optional)
Sprinkles (optional)

Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

Use warm water to dissolve the sugar, then add it to the dry ingredients.

Mix everything and knead dough until smooth, but don’t overmix. 

If making coloured marzipan, divide the dough and then add the food colourings.

Sprinkle powdered sugar, roll the marzipan to cut shapes or shape into easter eggs.

Decorate them as per your liking.

Let them dry overnight on baking paper.

The eggs and candies are ready to be eaten!

Note: You can replace the almond meal with powdered cashew nuts also. Activity requires adult supervision.


Fruit and Vegetable Stamping

What can be used:

Potatoes, Okra, capsicum, mushrooms, celery, carrots, apples, pears etc. or any fruit or vegetable you think is firm enough to create an impression and easy to use.

Knife (to cut the fruits and vegetables)

Colours ( watercolors or acrylic)

Brushes, apron and a mat.

A piece of cloth or card paper to work on.

Instructions:

Start by cutting the fruit or veggie in a holdable portion and try to absorb the moisture with a paper towel. Then either apply the paint with the help of a brush or press them into paint, and then press it firmly on the piece of paper or cloth and then make the shape. You can go in building a pattern or create new designs like an egg, or a flower or a rose or a rabbit. Possibilities are endless! 

Note: Activity requires adult supervision.


Paper Bookmarks

What you need:

square piece(s) of paper
Markers or sketch pens
Any decorations you might want to add

Instructions:

Take a piece of paper and fold it over to create a triangle. The bottom and top corners should meet.

Fold the sides of this triangle to create a square and then unfold the sides.

Now using the crease as a guideline; take the top layer of the paper and fold it to meet the bottom edge of the triangle.

Fold in the left and right corner in the created pocket.

Now, press the edges firmly.

Decorate it with shapes or turn it into animal bookmarks by adding ears and eyes.

Your cute origami paper bookmarks are ready to be used!


Home-dyed Easter Eggs

Illustration photo. Photo: Annie Spratt / Upsplash

What you need:

6 eggs
Vinegar
Food colorings 

Instructions:

Hard boil the eggs.

Let them cool or place them in ice-cold water for cooling.

Eggs can be dyed while hot but for safety, it’s recommended to let them cool.

Mix ¼ cup of hot water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 15 drops of color to create the dyeing solution for each color. 

Dip the boiled eggs in the solution for at least 5-8 minutes.

With the help of a pair of tongs or a spoon, remove the eggs from the colored water and let them dry.

Note: Activity requires adult supervision.

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Kriti Thepade
Kriti Thepade

Kriti Thepade is from India residing in Oslo. She has been working in print and radio for 15 years in both India and Hong Kong as a copywriter, editor, reporter and business partnership manager. She is now a content creator, and an advocate for body positivity and body neutrality. As an avid writer, her favourite subjects to write about are - politics, culture, food and travel. When not writing- she likes to bake, photograph and read. Kriti strongly believes that growth comes, when you help others to flourish as well. Kriti holds a B. Com in Taxation, LL.B Laws of Taxation and Forensics Science and Diploma in Cyber Law, Certification in Cyber Crime Investigation, and a Life Coach Certification.