Along with Easter comes a bounty of recipes for brunch spreads, centerpiece-worthy roasts, and veggie-packed sides, none of which are terribly fun for the younger crowd. So here, we rounded up a batch of holiday goodies simple enough for kids to make and tasty enough for them to want to eat, too. What are you waiting for? Hop to it!
Sugar cookies are a dessert table staple, and Easter-appropriate egg-shaped cutouts serve as a blank palette for creative kids. Whether you decide to decorate them with tasteful pastels and simple designs, like Ahead of Thyme, or turn them into something else entirely, this baking project is sure to be sugary fun for the entire family.
We can’t deny it—we’re suckers for cute holiday treats, and these Easter-themed nests from The GR Guide are some of the prettiest bites we’ve ever seen! Use rice cereal for the most realistic-looking nests, but don’t be afraid to experiment with other cereals like Reese’s Puffs, Honeycomb, or even Froot Loops.
Children will be delighted by the vibrant colors of these deviled eggs by The Spruce Eats. A few drops of gel food coloring rather than the liquid variety will amplify the shades to neon level! If piping is too much of a challenge for your little ones, allow them to spoon the yolk filling into the hard-boiled eggs and cover any imperfections with a heavy-handed dash of sweet, smoky paprika.
This stunning recipe for chocolate bark from The Sweetest Occasion serves as both eye candy and edible candy for your guests! The beauty of the recipe—and what makes it so perfect for a family baking project—is that it’s easily customizable with your favorite candies. Try adding a handful of mini peanut butter cups, butterscotch chips, or crumbled peppermint patties.
These irresistible pops from the Woman’s Day Kitchen are the closest thing we’ve ever seen to an edible craft! The process of filling the molds would be a great supervised challenge for older kids, while the decorations prove fun for any age. If you don’t have food coloring pens, consider using black licorice for the bunnies’ eyes and mouths.