Can you believe it’s APRIL? I can’t – seriously. It’s crazy – the snow is melting, the sun is shining (sometimes), Spring is coming, and Easter is just around the corner! My family and I have spent many happy Easters at Walt Disney World – enjoying delicious food, togetherness, and fun! That’s what Easter is all about for us – we aren’t too religious, so we like to make it about enjoying time with family, and celebrating togetherness! Celebrations always include some kind of meal, and I must admit – they also usually include some kind of Disney too – whether it be in our Easter baskets or on our plates. Here are some fun and easy ways you can add some Disney DIY to your Easter celebrations:
Hardboiled white egg (or wooden egg), painted black
Cardboard tissue tube (1 1/2 inches or so in diameter)
Black craft paint and paintbrush
Strip of red craft paper (1 1/2 – by 5-inches)
2 small white buttons (about 3/8 inch in diameter)
Cardstock, black and white
1. Cut a 2-inch section from the cardboard tissue tube, paint it black, and let it to dry.
Note: Another option is to make your own tube by rolling up and stapling a strip of black cardstock.
2. For Mickey’s shorts, wrap the red craft paper around the bottom of the tube and glue the ends together to hold them in place. Glue the white buttons to the front of the shorts.
3. Place the painted egg atop the tube, with the narrower end down. Then print the template on a sheet of white cardstock. Cut out the Mickey face and use glue dots to stick the upper portion to the front of the egg, but allow the chin to extend slightly over the outer tube.
4. For the finishing touch, use the ear template piece to cut out a pair of Mickey ears from black cardstock. Fold the ear tabs, as shown, and glue them to the top of the egg so that the ears stand upright.
Check out this awesome Easter Basket Printable and many more Easter Crafts Here
Cheesy Bacon Potatoes (Recipe Courtesy of MagicalRecipes.net)
1. 2 cups of shredded potatoes
2. 4 cups of cheese sauce
3. 1/2 cup of whole milk
4. 1/3 cup of bacon bits (reserve 2 Tablespoons)
5. 1 teaspoon dill (fresh or dried)
6. 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
7. 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients except for shredded cheeses and the reserved 2 tablespoons of the bacon bits.
Mix until well incorporated.
Take a casserole dish and spray with cooking spray.
Spoon potato mixture into dish spread out evenly.
Place in oven and bake for approx 35 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Top with the shredded cheddar, mozzarella and remaining bacon bits.
Place back into the oven and bake for approx. 10 – 15 minutes until cheeses are melted and caramelized.
Take out of the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
Check out more Disney brunch recipes here, and here’s hoping everyone has a Happy Easter – whether you’re spending it in Disney or at home with loved ones!
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