DIY Easter Chicks

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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?

Peppermint Patty Cold Process Soap Recipe

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Ingredients:

10 ounces Palm Oil
4 ounces Coconut Oil
2 ounces Olive Oil
(Hold back one ounce olive oil to mix with the cocoa powder)
2 ounces lye
1 cup distilled water
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 ounce peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

1. Pour lye into the water (never pour water into lye) – Set aside to cool
2. Melt oils together -set aside to cool
3. When oils are approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit and lye water is approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit, gently pour lye into oils (never pour oils into lye)
4. Mix until soap traces
5. Add cocoa mixture and essential oil
6. Pour into prepared moulds and cover with plastic wrap
7. Allow to stand covered and out of drafts for 48 hours
8. Remove from moulds and cut as desired
9. Allow to age in open air for 2-3 weeks before using

For more detailed instructions on making soap, check out this cold process soapmaking tutorial.

Calendula Ointment Recipe

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Create a healing salve with a calendula infusion, essential oils and butters. Calendula is known for it’s skin care properties and is widely used to soothe inflammation, control bleeding and heal damaged skin tissue making it perfect for use in ointments and salves.
DIY Calendula Salve Recipe - Healing Salve Skin Care Recipe calendula salve, orginally uploaded by latisha (herbmother)

Ingredients:

1 oz. of olive oil and 1 oz. of sweet almond oil (infused with calendula petals heated at 170 degrees for 20 mins, then let sit till cool)
3 oz. coconut oil
1 oz. beeswax
1/2 oz. mango butter
1/2 oz. shea butter
15 drops chamomile essential oil
30 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tsp vitamin E
Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and heat to melt. Stir and pour into containers.

Ingredients can be acquired from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Sensuous Scented Sheet Spray

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Ingredients:

1 oz. rosewater
1 drop jasmine absolute
1 drop ylang-ylang essential oil
2 drops sandalwood essential oil

Instructions:

Shake well, spray lightly on bed sheets; let dry.

(You can purchase rose water and other flower waters along with certified organic essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.)

Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Ingredients:

4 cups brown sugar
4 cups fine sea salt
1 cup finely ground almond meal
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup apricot kernel oil
2 Tablespoons melted avocado butter
10 drops Vitamin E Oil
Fragrance or essential oil of choice

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well, then spoon into seal tight container. (You can find natural, organic ingredients for your recipes at Mountain Rose Herbs.)