14-04-2017 by 
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Easter eggs can cost a fortune if you have lots of children to buy for, so let me give you a few tips on making it a bit cheaper and more fun. Instead of buying eggs I have a much better way to enjoy Easter without spending too much. The best part is getting everyone round, have a day with all the children and get them to make their own Easter gifts. Supplies are cheap to pick up if not free. I save fancy packaging from Christmas, ribbons, old buttons, anything will come in useful at some point. Have a few items stored away ready for crafting and you will be prepared to make something at any time, top up with things you don't have from the pound shop.

 

We made our own Easter cards last night, they were so effective - see picture - and very easy to do. My daughter Neve thought of the idea, she cut out a cross shape and placed it on some card she folded in half. She used eye-shadow to give a spray paint effect, from a colourful make-up palette she had. Smudging the eye-shadow with her finger all the way around the paper cross, she was left with the inverted shape on the card. Get the children to cut other shapes like eggs, rabbits or a daffodil.

 

Get a supply of supermarket's own brand chocolate, mix it up and get each variety white, milk and dark. They are around 40p a bar, a lot cheaper than eggs. Get the children to make their own Chocolate Bark and package it nicely, you could always make it for them if you fancy having a go. Try chocolate crispy cake nests, make an Easter goodie hamper with some crafts and sweets. My 3 ingredient truffles are perfect for Easter, make into an egg shape instead of balls.

 

Make some biscuit dough and let them cut out Easter bunnies and chick shapes, place a hole through the top for some string to make into an edible ornament.

Use a simple biscuit recipe:

275g plain flour

100g butter softened

100g sugar

1 egg beaten

Tsp vanilla extract if you have it

Preheat oven to 190, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy

Mix the egg and vanilla together and add to the butter mixture

Add the flour until combined and roll out the dough to 1cm thickness

Bake for 8-10 minutes and cool on a rack then decorate how you wish.

 

These are just a few ideas to have a bit of fun with the children this Easter without spending a fortune. I hope you enjoy and have a Happy Easter!

 

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