DIY

Bunny Pancakes With Chelsea From Lovely Indeed

This post was written by Chelsea Foy, the creative woman behind Lovely Indeed

This year on Valentine's Day, I set up a little surprise party for our family in the studio and made pancakes in the shape of x's and o's. My kids went nuts. So I'm keeping a good thing going for Easter! Apparently I'm pretty handy with a holiday pancake. Who knew?! But I definitely think you should join me and make bunny pancakes for Easter.

Half the fun, of course, is eating them in your jammies. And all of my over-the-top Easter morning dreams came true in the form of these bunny jams. There's just something that gives you all the heart eyes to see your little family in matching jams, right down to the baby in a onesie. So. Cute. These are the Rabbit Rider jammies from Hanna Andersson (and if you've never had Hanna jams, they're realllly comfy. Soft and smooth and just so good).

So once you've got your jammie game on point, get your pancake game rocking! I learned a few things with my XO pancakes that helped the bunnies go pretty nicely.

Step 1: Mix up your favorite pancake batter from scratch or from a box. We don't judge! But either way, the key is to get out alllll the lumps. No lumps allowed. I used a whisk and then an immersion blender to really smooth it out.

Step 2: Fill an icing bottle with the batter and attach a regular round tip. Be sure there's a wide enough opening for the batter to squeeze out fairly quickly. We used an 1/8" tip.

Step 3: Heat up a griddle or pan. I like to cook these on a lower heat because they cook really quickly.

Step 4: Working quickly, squeeze out a circle and fill it in. Then squeeze two ears that connect to the circle. You have to move swiftly so it all cooks evenly. You'll probably need to flip it after only 10-20 seconds or so.

Step 5: Flip the pancake to cook on the other side, remove from heat, and make more bunnies!

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I garnished ours with some fresh fruit and the kids just thought it was the fanciest thing. They were jumping around the studio and having the best time. We always, always sit at the table for meals, so the fact that we weren't making them sit down to eat had them totally over the moon. I love doing these special little things to make holiday memories! I think bunny pancakes are going to be in the picture for lots of Easters to come. Matching jammies and jumping on the couch included. ;)

Do you have any Easter traditions? And more importantly, are there any matching pajamas in your future? I'm kind of already planning our Christmas jammies and I'm wondering just how long I can get away with making us all match before the kids catch on... Ha! xoxo

Thanks for letting us share this fun, Chelsea! 

 

Printable Valentine's Coloring Cards

Classic, simple and elegant Valentine’s day cards both you and your kids will love! Easy print at home designs kids can color and customize for everyone in class! Download this DIY and print as many as you need for kids at school. 

Shop these prints online for girls and boys, or in any of our retail locations

Near a Hanna store? We're having a Valentine's craft event! February 11th, come to any Hanna retail or outlet locations to pick up and color your cards in store! More information in our Facebook event here

Can't wait to see your cards on Valentine's Day! We  you. 

Painted Love Rocks

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Valentine’s Day is usually a recipe for serious sugar overload, and so while we’re all for sweet treats we love the idea of a special giftable kids can make for their classmates that will last past lunch. These hand painted heart rocks are a perfect way to spread the love. We like to give them as a token along with little Valentine cards or to just leave in plain sight for a stranger to stumble upon on their way to work or school.

The process of making these love rocks (as we like to call them!) is easy and super kid-friendly. You can either gather up a bunch of small stones outside or go buy a bag at your local craft store. We like acrylic paint for its brightness and its non-toxicity.

You’ll need:

·      A variety of rocks
·      Paints
·      Paint brushes
·      Newspaper
·      Sharpie

Set your kids up with a nice low crafting station with lots of newspaper put down. Paint each rock with a base coat of whatever color you choose and set aside to let dry. (You can use a hair-dryer to speed along the process for impatient littles.) It’s up to you/them whether or not to paint the entire rock or just one side of it. We did a variety. Once the paint has dried, use a contrasting color to paint a heart on (you might want to outline it for them with the sharpie first). Afterward, have them sign their name on the back.

Like we said before, these are perfect to give as mini Valentine’s to classmates, friends and family. Or have a fun adventure and leave them as little surprises hidden around your neighborhood! Either way, you’re spreading the love around for all!

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