Easter is this coming Sunday! So why not make Easter dinner extra special this year by crafting up some Easter chicks with the kids for your family meal? These Easter chicks are made from mashed potatoes and are both fun to make and fun to eat for the entire family! Just follow the tutorial below. It’s been graciously provided by guest blogger, Melike, of A Cup of Sparkle Blog. Be sure to visit Melike’s blog for other great diy projects and food recipes as well as check out her handmade shop, A Cup of Sparkle, for beautiful, handmade jewelry and accessories.
Easter Chicks: Fun cooking activity for kids and adults
I have a fun cooking tutorial today for you in preparation for Easter, made of potatoes. Are you ready to make the cutest chicks you ever seen? I have to warn you beforehand though. You will have hard time eating them afterwards
Here is what you need:Potato, pepper, salt, carrot, butter, lettuce
Step 1:Boil and then, mash potatoes – I didn’t use milk to make it easy to roll later.
Add desired amount of salt, ground pepper and butter while meshing the potatoes
Step 2: Roll two different sizes of balls from mashed potatoes: one for the body and one for the head of the chicks.
Step 3: Put the head on the body and shape the chicks with your hand — this is where creativity kicks in! Just have fun using your fingers…
Step 4: Cut the carrots to make the mouth of the chics. You can have the mouth open and closed. It is a bit simpler to make it closed. Tomatoes also work well instead of carrots.
Step 5: Use ungrounded pepper for eyes or small pieces of black olives
Step 6: Now, it is time to decorate your serving plate. You can cut lettuce, or use any other green vegetables you have to make it look like grass. Place your chicks on top of the greens…
WA-LA …it is time to serve your meshed potatoes! It will make an awesome Easter dish that you can prepare with kids. It will also make a great appetizer for any lunch or dinner party.
What will you be doing special for Easter this year?