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For the nests: 3 1/2 cups use chow mein noodles for corn flakes.
Combine marshmallows, butter, and vanilla plus food coloring in top of double boiler. Heat over hot water until marshmallows are melted. Stir in corn flakes gradually. Drop from tablespoon onto waxed paper and with hands, shape into a 9 inch wreath. Decorate with candied cherries or red hots.
For Easter Nests: Form them into little nests and put jelly beans in them for eggs.
Create an Easter decoration using the jelly bean prayer mounted to cardstock and surrounded with colored jelly beans. Or you can make a smaller copy and attach to a container of jelly beans. This is a guide about jelly bean prayer craft.
I made these with the children when they were little.
Source: Trying to occupy three children without much money.
By Deirdre from Ireland
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My son's class is having a bunny brunch. The teacher has asked that healthy snacks be sent ie., fruits, veggies, or pretzels. Any suggestions for anything else? I imagine that everyone will send those things and then they'll have 20 of the same thing. This is for 4 to 5 year olds.
By Milena L
What about making a different healthy dip to go with the veggies, pretzels, etc.: hummus (gabanzo/chickpea spread) is a favorite with lots of kids I know and it adds some protein to the snack. If you feel adventurous, eggplant dip, or squash dips can be tasty and nutritious, too.
Or what about a drink. V8 or V8 Splash or other veggie & fruit mixed juices would be something different. (Our family especially likes the ones mixed with blueberries. Walmart has a store-brand version that is really good.)
As always with kids that age, don't tell them what's in it!