Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Carrot" Suckers

Here is another fun treat I made for our in-home Easter Egg Hunt.
Inspiration from Martha Stewart. I didn't read her tutorial. I just winged it.

These were super easy to make and I was able to produce 15 in hardly any time at all - once I figured out my technique : )

Here's what you need:
Orange colored crepe paper
Green construction paper

First step, cut/tear off a strip of crepe paper. I didn't measure but I'd say around 12 to 14 inches. Lay your sucker at the end like so:

Now, twist until you create a carrot-like shape. Tape to secure.

Next, cut a longish, thin strip from your green paper. Hold onto the middle of the strip with your thumb and forefinger. Use scissors to cut both sides down the middle stopping at your fingers.

Fold strip in half, at an angle.

Apply to top of "carrot" with tape. I gently crinkle folded my tops but you could leave them as is.

Viola! Your Done!

I'm planning on making more for Easter Basket fillers.
I also made "carrots" out of Baby Biter Biscuits (Teething biscuits) for the Baby Section of the Easter Egg Hunt. Some other "carrot" filler ideas would be to use granola bars, cereal bars, string cheese (keep refrigerated), or fruit roll-ups. Pretty much anything long and skinny should work.
Some paper, tape, and 15 minutes of my time to make something a little healthier than candy fun to eat is worth the extra time in my book!

Until next time...

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  1. Those are so cute!!! I had seen them in Martha Stewart as well. I should make some for baskets too.

    I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop on by and join the fun!!

  2. @Rachel at Sun Scholars

    Rachel, you just made my day!!! You are my first comment! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I linked up to your party. What a FUN site! I am now a follower and sure to visit again soon : )

  3. Brooke - love this idea - so simple and sweet! Thanks again for linking to the sunday showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I added these into the features today as well. Hope you have a fabulous holiday! Thanks again ~ Stephanie Lynn