Easter DIY For Lazy People

By Ana D.

Are you tired of the same old Chocolate covered strawberries that are deliciously carrot-shapedEaster classics? Chocolate eggs, Easter egg hunts, the same dilapidated bunny decoration? Booooooooring! Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, these seasonal treats are sure to delight!

Everyone loves cute things, right? What about chocolate covered strawberries? Well this easy recipe combines both, plus they’re fun to make! Without further ado, I present to you, Carrot Shaped Chocolate Covered Strawberries (original name, I know). For this recipe you’ll need: Strawberries, white melting chocolate, and orange food colouring (alternatively, buy orange melting chocolate).

  1. Wash and dry the strawberries, leaving the green leafy parts on.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a pan and colour it.
  3. Hold the leafy top and dip the strawberry in the chocolate (Use caution, the chocolate is hot!)
  4. Put on a wax paper lined cookie pan to cool.
  5. When the chocolate is almost cool, make lines on the chocolate coloured strawberry with dental floss or a toothpick to make it look like a carrot. Alternatively, drizzle stripes of chocolate on top.
  6. Repeat these steps for all of the strawberries.

 

There you have it, Chocolate Covered Strawberries in the Shape of Carrots (yeah, the name needs some work). The great thing about this recipe is that it’s not that “Easter-y” so even if you don’t celebrate Easter, you can still enjoy this delicious snack (this snack is great any time of year). Also, if you’re not making these right now (which you should be doing, since they rock) because you think that they take too much effort, then your taste buds will prove you wrong. They are well worth the small amount of time they take to make.

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Emojis are something we often use in our daily lives and sometimes one or two simple symbols can replace an entire sentence. Yes, the modern teenager is truly enamored with the humble emoji. So why not combine this love with the traditional Easter egg and make Emoji Easter Eggs? Emoji Easter Eggs are a fresh take on an Easter classic and they are so easy to make! If you’re dyeing eggs this Easter then make sure to dye a few extra eggs yellow, and set them aside. Once the dye is dry, take a black marker and white, pink, and light blue paints to decorate the eggs with (Or just use a thick ink pen like I did). When you have all of your materials ready, simply draw emoji faces on your eggs to make a cute Easter surprise. These are so easy to make that they practically make themselves. All you have to do is take a yellow egg and draw a smiley face.

 

Now for the laziest Easter trick of all, dyeing your Easter eggs with Kool-Aid. One of the most annoying things about dying Easter eggs is the awful vinegar eggs coloured with Kool-Aidsmell that comes with it. With Kool-Aid, you don’t need to use vinegar since it already contains citric acid. Simply add one packet of Kool-Aid to two thirds of a cup of water and plop the eggs in. Do the mixing of the Kool-Aid over the sink because it can get messy. There are several types of Kool-Aid and they each make the egg a different colour. Refer to the diagram above to see what colour corresponds with what pack of Kool-Aid. For example, lemonade flavour doesn’t make a very brightly coloured egg. Instead, use one packet of Lemonade and half a packet of orange.  You don’t have to leave the eggs in for very long and the Kool-Aid doesn’t stain your fingers quite as much as conventional Easter dye does (which saves a lot of time on cleanup). The best thing about this method of dyeing eggs is that your kitchen will smell delicious afterwards.

 

There you have it, Lazy Easter DIY. All of these ideas and many others can be found on Pinterest if the ones included don’t quite suit your fancy. For more detailed instructions go to the websites listed below. I hope you try all of these ideas for yourself and see how well they work. Enjoy, and Happy (Late) Easter!

Credit for the strawberries and picture goes to Rachel Faucett on http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-easter-treats/

Credit for the eggs goes to Kelly on

http://www.studiodiy.com/2015/03/05/diy-emoji-easter-eggs/

Credit for Kool-Aid eggs and picture (sans the labels) goes to Jen Renee on

www.heyjenrenee.com/2011/04/kool-eggs.html?m=1

Thanks to these websites for the cool ideas

*Please note that this article was written before Easter but, unfortunately, we were unable to publish this until now*

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