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Have you ever found an amazing and fun craft on Pinterest only to try to recreate it and it fail miserably? That is what happened to us this week. It’s a hilarious story that unfolded while we were having snack time and craft time, so I thought I would share it with you (and a fun recipe we made as well). Maybe you have been there. . .
The other day, my daughter and I found this adorable Easter Egg string craft. We had all the supplies on hand, so we just “knew” this would make the perfect centerpiece. We got all of our supplies out and started our wonderful craft.
First, we blew up balloons. We should have known from this moment that this craft was going to be an epic fail for us. We couldn’t get the balloons blowed up from laughing so hard at the fact that neither of us had enough breath to blow up one balloon.
We had to stretch those balloons for about 5 minutes before we could get them blown up.
After blowing them up, we had to cover them according to directions in Modge Podge and then wrap them in string and then add more Modge Podge. Now — if anyone knows about Modge Podge, it dries like glue. Any other person would have known that it was going to dry in a huge mess, but not us. We just caked that Modge Podge on and then my daughter launched an all out attack with the string.
Her Easter Egg looked like a mass of nothing but string.
While we waited for our craft to dry (because at this point there was so much Modge Podge on these balloons it would take a month of Sundays for it to dry), we decided to stop and have a snack and make a fun and easy dessert.
While at Walmart the other day, I found a new product — Hot Pocket Snack Bites.
They were in the center aisle and since we love to have snacks while we craft, I knew this was going to be the perfect choice for us.
Get the Snack that Bites Hunger Back
Hot Pockets are some of my favorite go to snacks because they are a good source of protein and are made with quality ingredients. Now that they come in a bite sized portion, we love them even more!
While we were enjoying our snack, and our string Easter eggs were still not dry, we decided to also make a simple and easy sweet treat.
Since our craft was Easter related, I picked up these Nestle Toll House Springtime Chocolate Chip Morsels the other day to use to create a springtime dessert.
I found them in the middle section where they keep all the seasonal baking ingredients. The springtime colors are beautiful!
Making this was simple and easy. It took 4 easy ingredients I had laying around the house, but turned into a delicious dessert that we could enjoy!
Bake Some Love™ this spring with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®
Start with the main ingredients — melting chocolate, dried cranberries, and the Nestle Toll House Springtime Morsels.
Melt your white almond bark (melting chocolate) in a microwave bowl and then spread it onto a baking sheet in a thin layer. I use a spoon because it is easier to get it spread out that way.
While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on the dried cranberries and chocolate chip morsels.
Kayla decided that this was not enough so we added some Easter sprinkles and some sea salt to it to give it a little more color.
After you get everything on the bark that you want, place the tray in the freezer for about 7 minutes. When it’s done, bring it out and lift your piece up and break into chunks to create a beautiful Easter Bark.
While our snack was delicious and our dessert was on point, our string Easter Eggs turned into a hot mess. I don’t know what happened to them, but they did NOT turn out like the perfect picture we saw on Pinterest.
Maybe we did not let it sit long enough and dry — we will never know. However, the day was not lost because we had SO much fun laughing until our sides hurt and baking together. Baking together and crafting together with my daughter is how we get to spend quality time — whether our crafts turn out or not.
What about you? What two things in life go together for you?