Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fun idea to surprise your kids tomorrow!

So I realize it was a little late notice for people to come up with new projects to guest blog this weekend, so the wonderful Stephanie from My Frugal Lifestyle agreed to let me borrow this wonderful post as a guest blog of sorts.  I loved this idea and couldn't resist sharing it with all of you.  So without further ado, Stephanie:

Proof That The Easter Bunny Really Does Exist




When I was a little girl, my mom did the coolest thing for Easter one year. I still remember that Easter morning, like it was just yesterday. My mom wanted to prove to me and my younger siblings that the Easter Bunny really does come to our house. So, she filled a cookie sheet with flour and the night before Easter, she placed the pan of flour by the door. My mom explained that the Easter Bunny would step in the flour while coming into our home and that we would have proof that the Easter Bunny really does exist.

So, I'm doing it this year for my kids. Ty {my oldest boy, who's 4} is now old enough that he can understand what's going on. He's going to get a totally kick out of this! While my kids were both taking naps the other day, I decided to test my floured Easter Bunny foot prints and take pictures to show you how cool this idea really is.

Here's What You Need:
1 Cookie Sheet or Jelly Roll Pan
Flour
Scissors
1 Sponge {My mom actually cut up a potato to resemble the foot of a rabbit, but I just used an old sponge and it worked perfect}

•Pour as much flour as you want into your cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Place it at any door in your house. Preferably a door that is an exit to the outdoors. You could also set it in front of a window. Either one will work great.

•Take a sponge {old or new} and cut out a large long oval. This is to resemble a rabbits foot. My mom actually made hers out a potato, but I thought a sponge was much faster and easier, but either one works great. Now, pat your sponge {or potato} into the floured pan and start making foot prints.

•Your bunny foot prints should lead from the pan of flour to the Easter Baskets and then make sure the foot prints lead out of your house as well. Your kids might be a little suspicious if the bunny tracks stop right at the Easter baskets and then {what?} he just vanished. Hmmm......? Make it look legit! Kids are smart!

My mom even went a step further and made bunny tracks all the way to our rooms and made it look like he jumped onto our beds and kissed our noses. I woke up with flour on my nose and on my bed. How cute was that, huh?! By using flour, it's really easy to vacuum up or shake out of something. So, clean up is a breeze. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend and Holiday. I want to thank my mom for the great memories and the most amazing imagination!

How fun would that be for your kids?!  I wish my little guy was old enough to appriciate this.  Anyways stop by Stephanie's blog, it's full of fun, money saving ideas.  She even has a recipe to make your own spray and wash! 

12 comments:

  1. Another cool idea is to buy some carrots with the long green tops still on them, take a few bites and leave it near the baskets. Then you can say that he must have left in a rush and forgot his carrots. I like your idea. I may try that next year.

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  2. Too cute!!! Wish I still had little ones
    *hugs*deb

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  3. Returning the follow. Cute idea. My kids are teens - don't know that they would buy it lol :)

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  4. Love that! If the kids were not already in bed I would be doing that! I just saw a post about planting jelly beans and in the am the are lollipops...we are doing that tonight (already did that).

    Holly
    504 Main

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  5. oh my, what a fabulous, adroable idea!! see, this is exactly why i love all my fellow bloggers out there... you give me such great ideas. thank you dear!

    and... happy easter!!

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  6. That is such a cute idea! I'm your newest follower from FF! I'm running a little behind this week! You have a very nice blog! Please stop by and see me when you can! http://thelifeofacoastguardwife.blogspot.com/

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  7. Helping you get to that Cricut! I'm a new follower.

    Stopping by from Friday Follow, I hope you'll follow me back (and if you already are - thank you!).

    Happy Easter!

    Kelly
    http://KellysLuckyYou.blogspot.com

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  8. This is a really good idea. I did something like this with Santa prints for Mike many years ago.
    Thank you for stopping by. I'm your newest follower, at least at the moment.
    Take care and Happy Easter.

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  9. that is an adorable idea! My son is only two... so I'll have to file it away for another year :)

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  10. That is an awesome idea. I'll have to file that away for when Little G is older.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

    ~Amber @ The Mom Road

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  11. Awesome idea! We usually do the egg trail to the baskets, but I'm definitley gonna give this a try next year!

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