1. Fun DIY Tile Coasters
2. Crochet Earrings
3. Painted Wooden Bangles
4. DIY Lip Balm
5. Gold Painted Rocks
6. Fancy Bow Bracelet
7. Spray Painted T-Shirts
8. Kitty Key Chain
9. Light Bulb Bumble Bees
10. Fun 3-D Cards
11. DIY Striped Straws
12. Bird Nest Necklace
13. Make Toe Cat Shoes
14. Easter Egg Cosies
15. Pipe Cleaner Princess Crowns
16. Rubiks Cube Tissue Box Cover
17. Best Play Dough Ever
18. Make Lucky Dice
19. Candy Holder Craft
20. Egg Sculptures
21. Paper Lanterns
22. Easy Flower Basket
23. Salt Dough Stamping
24. Clay Earrings
25. Heart Printed Jeans
1. Fun DIY Tile Coasters
Disclosure- I received a Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold and Spatula from Good Cook to facilitate my review but all opinions are 100% my own.
Spring is such a fun time of year. All the bunnies, chicks, butterflies, and spring colors are so pretty and great to bring a festive cheer to anyone. I was sent a Spring Silicone Bark and Chocolate Mold from Good Cook and was so excited to get to work on creating a fun treat for my family and friends. The mold is heat safe so you can create fun brownies, cookies, etc. in it but I decided to make some chocolate bark this time.
The mold is super cute and makes such darling spring designs in whatever you make with it. It is very flexible and everything easily slips right out of it. I was afraid my creations would stick to it, fall apart, or lose some of the design but that wasn’t the case. The silicone makes it so easy to pull the mold off whatever you make.
I made two batches because I didn’t like how the designs on the first batch came out but that was my own mistake. I covered the whole bottom of each mold section with white melting chocolate and then created my bark varieties on top. Then when it all cooled I took the bark out of the mold AND SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THERE. But I wanted to color in the various indented sections of the bark that the mold created. I should have left them alone or perhaps used a food safe paintbrush to color the designs with the colored chocolate. I tried to use a pastry type bags filled with various colors of melting chocolate to fill in the colors but I didn’t like how it turned out. I think I am just a hard judge on myself because I wanted them to be perfect because my younger daughter saw them and said I was the “Most Talented Mommy Ever”!
See what I mean with the 1st attempt above. It could have been better but the lumpy designs were my fault. That’s when I figured out to either not fill in the designs because they are so cute not being colored in or by filling them with the method pictured below.
First fill in the first “level” of the mold around the designs with one color of chocolate using a pastry bag with the end snipped off.
Then fill in the designs with your desired colors of chocolate using pastry bags.
Cover with your choice of chocolate colors/flavors. I used dark chocolate on half of the mold above and white chocolate mixed with yellow cake mix.
YES I SAID CAKE MIX!!!
It makes a delicious cake tasting chocolate. I mixed about 1 cup of white chocolate with 2 tsp of dry yellow cake mix.
Top with desired toppings (in my second batch above I used jelly beans on one side and M&M eggs on the other), let cool, and viola!
See how much prettier the second batch’s designs came out? They were so easy to break apart, too.
These adorable bark squares would make a great gift for friends, relatives, or a special teacher. Sure the jelly beans and M&Ms are adorable and yummy but if you want to kick it up a notch try one of the other combinations that I created in my 1st chocolate bark attempt.
White chocolate, dried strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and whole natural cashews
White chocolate, dark chocolate chips, and whole pecans
White chocolate and butterscotch chips
White chocolate dried cherries, and pistachios (MY FAVORITE ONE)
Dark chocolate, dried banana chips, and coconut flakes
Dark chocolate and whole pecans
Milk chocolate, whole natural almonds, and toffee pieces
Milk chocolate, coconut flakes, and sugar sprinkles
Milk chocolate and coconut flakes
Milk chocolate and toffee pieces
Dark chocolate and marshmallows
Dark chocolate and sprinkles
South Florida Parenting Magazine Egg-A-Palooza and Other Upcoming April South Florida Events #SFParenting
Join South Florida Parenting and the Boca Forum for a great family event in Boca Raton. Egg-A-Palooza will feature ongoing egg hunts, where each child will find candy- and toy-filled eggs. There also will be special prize-filled eggs. No reservations are needed for the egg hunts, but don’t forget to bring an Easter basket.
The event also will include visits with the Easter Bunny, magic shows, stage entertainment, crafts, a Bunny Scavenger Hunt, face painting, inflatables, games, contests and giveaways. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
Admission is $6.00 per person, with babies under 18 months admitted free of charge. All activities are included in the admission price. Free parking is available at nearby garages and nearby locations staring at 11:30 am.
United Methodist Church
625 N.E. Mizner Blvd.
(Within walking distance to Egg-A-Palooza)
Boca Raton City Hall
201 W. Palmetto
Boca Raton Downtown Library
400 NW 2nd Avenue
Make sure to grab this Egg-A-Palooza coupon, too!
For exhibitor information, please call Sandy Betlach at 954-596-5631.
Parking: United Methodist Church 625 N.E. Mizner Blvd. (Within walking distance to Egg-A-Palooza)
Here are some other awesome April South Florida Parenting events:
4th Annual Eggstravaganza – April 12
Bring the family for a free event at Promenade at Coconut Creek, located at Wiles and Lyons Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Eggstravaganza features on-going egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, magic shows, bunny hat craft and activities provided by local businesses. No need to make a reservation, but be sure to bring your Easter baskets. All activities are free. After the Eggstravaganza, visit the many shops at the Promenade or enjoy lunch at our of Promenade’s restaurants.
Bunny Palooza. April 18-20
Sponsored in part by South Florida Parenting, this three-day event includes Easter egg hunts, bounce houses, a giant fun slide, a rock climbing wall, a business expo, hands-on crafts, face painting, games and giveaways. Daily parade at 12:30 p.m. with floats, bands, strolling performers, costumed characters and the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway. Call 305-361-5705 or visit miamiseaquarium.com.
Free with admission: General, $41.95; Children 3-9, $31.95.
Celebrate this Easter Holiday with these super cute cupcakes! They are so much fun to make, you might not want to share. Follow this easy recipe to make these awesome nest egg cupcakes.
This is what you will need:
This is what you do:
Bake your desired cupcakes and let cool. To make your coconut green add about 10 drops of food coloring and mix well.
Do the same with vanilla frosting. Arrange the coconut on top of the frosted cupcake in a nest like shape. Add candy eggs and there you have it! Super easy and delicious cupcakes that are fun for all ages!
Who can help save Easter?! You can! You and your little ones can embark on an adventure with Dora and Boots of epic proportions!
Dora’s Easter Adventure, and Doras Easter Egg Hunt DVD’s are the best way to get into the Easter spirit. Jump into Spring time and join Dora and Boots on their adventure to save Easter. Swiper has swiped the easter basket from the Hip-Hop Bunny and now Easter is in danger! You will have to look through out the countryside for Swiper and get the Easter basket back. Once you get it back; you have to rush back into town to make sure that the basket makes it to the Hop-Hop Hoppy Easter Party!
My little 18 month old along with my 8 year old had a blast helping Dora and Boots get the easter basket back, and the best part? FREE stickers! Lets face it, there is nothing more fun for our little ones than stickers that they can stick all over themselves and all over the house.
This learning-packed DVD’s contain over 7 episodes! Thats over 3 hours of fun that you can enjoy with your little ones. Whether you need to hang tight while you get a much needed break, or you decide to practice your spanish together. Dora Easter Egg Hunt and Doras Easter Adventure are a great way to spend the beautiful holiday that Easter is.
I was not compensated for performing this review. I received one or more products mentioned for free to conduct my review. The statements expressed by me in this post are my own personal and honest opinions of this product.
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