Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easy Deviled Egg Easter Chicks Recipe Fun to Serve at Spring & Summer Parties

Good Food

These Deviled Egg Chicks from the April issue of Woman's Day would be fun anytime you're serving children, but they are really perfect whoever you'll be entertaining this Easter -- young and old alike. These are insanely easy to make in just four easy steps. Just think how much your holiday guests will be impressed when they see your creative take on an old-fashioned food that has been enjoyed in Spring & Summer for generations.

by Kat Teutsch

Deviled Egg Chicks
Time to Make: 45 minutes
Makes 12 Chicks
Cost per Chick 34 cents

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • 1 large carrot, very small capers, fresh dill & chives for decorating


1. Place the eggs in a large saucepan, add enough cold water to just cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover the pan and let stand for 11 minutes.

2. Drain the eggs and return them to the saucepan. Gently shake the pan to crack the eggs all over. Run under cold water to cool, then peel the eggs, discarding the shells.

3. Cut the top third off each egg and reserve. Carefully remove the yolks from the bottom two thirds, transfer to a small bowl and mash with the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. If necessary, slice a thin piece off the bottom of each egg white so they stand straight.

4. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop the yolk mixture onto the top of each egg white. Very thinly slice the carrot into strips, then cut into feet, wings and beak shapes. Use the capers for eyes and the herbs for beards, hair, and eyebrows, gently placing each in the yolk mixture to make a face. Use the reserved top third of the egg for a hat.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Free Passover Kids Printables Crafts Coloring Pages Activity Sheets + Table Decor


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Passover begins this Friday night, April 3, at sundown. Here's a whole bunch of free and fun printables to download and print out this week to keep the kids busy during the holiday break and to beautify your Pesach Seder table and celebration.


Foldable Paper Pyramid Box
I especially love this foldable pyramid box by Shala Kerrigan of Don't Eat The Paste that is about 2-1/2" tall at its highest point and so easy to make. The uses for this are many: it could be a name card at each place setting at your Seder table, a party favor filled with candy to send home with each your guests, something for the kids to play with during the holiday, or even used in multiples down the center of the table as a centerpiece. 

Image from Don't Eat the Paste

Frog Origami
Though not really a printable, this is a paper folding craft from Duitang.com that I just had to include. All you have to do is follow these directions using a green sheet of origami paper to fold a flat piece of paper into a frog. Why not make a bunch of these and pass them out at the Seder when you get to the part about the frog plague?

Image from Duitang

Coloring Sheets
From plagues to playful Seder plates, there are lots of coloring sheets available online for you to print out. These are a few of my favorites for Passover this year. Click on each coloring page to download it

Image from Funny Coloring
Image from Kveller
Image from Coloring Page Book

Paper Plate Sheep Craft
This simple kids art project from Crafting The Word of God requires just a few materials including a paper plate, markers, glue, cotton balls and the free downloadable template to make the sheep face and body parts.

Image from Crafting the Word of God

Printable Animal Masks
A great site for printable animal masks including a frog, sheep, lion, tiger, bear and other beasts associated with Passover is CoolestFreePrintables.com. The lion pictured is just one of 20 masks that are waiting for you to download and print.
Image from Coolest Free Printables

Passover 10 Plagues Finger Puppets
Print these out and easily turn the cutouts into finger puppets representing all 10 plagues. Kids love these and they'll look forward to you bringing them to the Seder table every year from now on. A brilliant craft from ToriAvey.com

Image from Tori Avey

10 Plagues Memory Game
Another fun way to engage kids with the Seder and the meaning of Passover is with this 10 Plagues Memory Game from Creative Jewish Mom. Print two of these out on cardstock, get the kids to color the pages, then cut into squares and you have a Pesach game to enjoy.

Image from Creative Jewish Mom

Egyptian Headress
What would the Seder be with that big bad guy Pharoah? Print this head dress out from First Palette, a site which also offers other anicent Egyptian printables like a man's collar and a woman's headband. Then cut it out so your child can time travel back to ancient Egypt during the Seder. 

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Easter Bunny Kids Pawprint Kit Review Convinces Kids the Bunny Really Did Stop By


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Looking for an easy, inexpensive way to add some excitement and enchantment to your child's Easter Bunny experience this year? Then you're going to want to know about Hoppy Paws, a super cute DIY stamp kit that makes it possible for you to create realistic temporary Easter Bunny paw prints on indoor and outdoor surfaces at home.

Imagine the look of glee in your little one's eyes when they see actual "proof" this Sunday morning -- beyond the Easter basket itself -- that the Easter Bunny visited your house the night before. 

Hoppy Paws comes with everything you need to bring the Easter Bunny fantasy alive for today's kids. Inside the box you'll find non-toxic biodegradable ink powder which you mix with water. Next, gently press the stamp into the liquid mixture and apply to just about any indoor or outdoor surface to create the iconic Bunny's paw prints. 

That's how easy it is for you to create a sweet memory for children that will last a lifetime. You can even add a little silver glitter while the paw prints are still wet for some extra magical sparkle and leave a half eaten carrot near the tracks like I did. After the holiday is over cleanup is just as simple, washing off with water according to the manufacturer. 

About Hoppy Paws
The idea for Hoppy Paws, the only company in Shark Tank history to close a deal for double the money asked for with zero money in sales, was first conceived more than 20 years ago by Trina Barkouras who made paw prints every Easter for her own children. Soon her family and friends wanted them, too, and before long a business was born. Today the company offers a line of stamp kits for a variety of child friendly ocassions. In addition to Easter Bunny Paw Prints, other products priced at $6.99 each include Santa's Reindeer Hoof Prints, Santa's Elf Footprints, Scary Cat Paws, Scary Monster Footprints, Tooth Fairy Wing Prints, Stork Footprints and Leprechaun Footprints. A new Santa's Boot Footprints product will be available for Christmas 2015. Sold at several store locations and online direct from HoppyPaws.com

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Twitter Party Calendar March 29-April 4 Schedule of Parties w/ Prizes - Continuous Updates

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Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Twitter Chat Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes Twitter Parties in the U.S. and Canada. A new weekly Twitter Party Schedule is published every Sunday at 9 am ET.

Be sure to check back often during each week as new events are added on an ongoing basis -- often with new prize-winning opportunities added several times per day. You'll also get a sneak peek at Twitter parties coming up next week and in the month ahead. Now listing Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ parties with prizes too.

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Monday, March 30

Easy Bracket Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @blueviolet @blm03 @moneywisemoms and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Giant Eagle giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Giant Eagle GCs. #EasyBracketParty RSVP

So Fab University On the Road Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @sofabuniversity @sofabuotr @themommyfiles and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Johnny Rocket giftcard, ONE (1) SoFab OTR pass ARV $99, ONE (1) $100 gas card, THREE (3) $250 Walmart GCs, ONE (1) T-Mobile ZTE Zinger smartphone, ONE (1) Grand Prize 16 GB Mini Tablet ARV $399. #SoFabUOTR RSVP

Disney Easter Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @freebies4mom @laughwithusblog @outnumberedmama and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #DisneyEaster RSVP

Danette for Easter Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @listen2lena. Prizes: SIX (6) prizes including two Danette for a year prize packs - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #DanetteforEaster RSVP

Travel Mom Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @shebuyscars @travelingmoms and others. Prizes: ONE (1) 4-pack of tickets to New York International Auto Show. #Tmom RSVP

Tuesday, March 31

Baked With Bobs Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @momsmeet @bobsredmill @kiwimagazine. Prizes: TEN (10) winners will receive Bob's Red Mill products. #BakedWithBobs RSVP

Final Four Pack Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @cocacola @cokezero @kellysluckyyou and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #FinalFourPack RSVP

Wedding Pak Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @valpakcoupons @savings @tthingsilearned. Prizes: $500+ in prizes including $200 in Amazon giftcards and more. #WeddingPak RSVP

Hickory Farms Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @hickoryfarms @beautyfrosting. Prizes: FIVE (5) Bountiful Tastings gift baskets. #TraditionTalk Details

Cruise Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @simontravels. Prizes: TBA. Follow hashtag to participate #CruiseChat

Deli Mex Fiesta Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @aleamilham @smashbravoteam @afrugalfriend and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #DeliMexFiesta RSVP

Love Canadian Beef Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @lovecdnbeef. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. No RSVP, participate in party with hashtag #CanadianBeefApp

Fresh Epcot Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @resourcefulmom. Prizes: FIVE (5) $25 Disney Store giftcards. #FreshEpcot RSVP

Healthy Military Kids Twitter Party at 8:30 pm ET with @armywives101 @adlupher. Prizes: Giftcards & prizes from Tide, Downy, Febreze and CoverGirl. #HealthyMilitaryKids Details

Libman Tips Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @libmancompany @iamthatlady. Prizes: TBA. #LibmanTips RSVP

Latina Power Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @latinomarketing @dimemedia @jollymom and others. Prizes: THREE (3) $100 VISA giftcards, ONE (1) surprise gift package. #LatinaPower RSVP

Wednesday, April 1

Freddoccino Twitter Party at Noon ET with @listen2lena @coffeecultureca. Prizes: Coffee Culture giftcards including ONE (1) Grand Prize ARV $100 - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #Feddoccino RSVP

Kreate My Happy Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @ricekrispies @dawnchats @littlemamajama and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 VISA giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 VISA GCs. #KreateMyHappy RSVP

What's Buzzing for Easter Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @honibe @julienowell @westcoast_mommy and others. Prizes: TBA. #HonibeSweet RSVP

When I'm Hungry Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @snickers @sweeptight @dentistmel and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 VISA giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 VISA GCs. #WhenImHungry RSVP

Thursday, April 2

Easter Essentials Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @freebies4mom @msmissy62 @outnumberedmama and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 VISA giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 VISA GCs. #Easter Essentials RSVP

Spring Spruce Up Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @libbystable @resourcefulmom. Prizes: THREE (3) Picnic Time Metro Baskets & Libby's products, ONE (1) Grand Prize Cosco 3-piece bistro table & chairs set. #SpringSpruceUp RSVP

Baseball Fanatics Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @clever_network @fanatics. Prizes: FIVE (5) $50 Fanatics giftcards, ONE (1) Grand Prize $250 Fanatics GC. #MLBFanatics RSVP

Paddington Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @momtalkradio. Prizes: TBA. #Paddington Details

Friday, April 3

Mobile Health & Fitness Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdad. Prizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP


Tuesday, April 7

Halos Fun Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @halosfun @somedayilllearn. Prizes: $500 in VISA giftcards. #HalosFun RSVP

Friday, April 10

Time for a Mobile Upgrade Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdad. #VZWBuzz RSVP


Monday, April 13

Moms for Music Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @sweetwatersound @dinade @realadvicegirl and others. Prizes: TWO (2) $25 Sweetwater Giftcards, THREE (3) $50 Sweetwater GCs, TWO (2) $50 VISA GCs, ONE (1) Grand Prize $100 VISA GC + FRETLIGHT Guitar. #MomsforMusic RSVP

Friday, April 17

Keeping it Green Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdad. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Friday, April 24

Essential Smartphone Accessories Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdad. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Friday, May 1

Smartphone Shortcuts Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdad. #VZWBuzz RSVP

About this Weekly Twitter Party List

Compiled by MommyBlogExpert.com Master Twitter Party Calendar, the most comprehensive, constantly updated Free resource of its kind online. However keep in mind that each party is run by a different brand and/or hosts and MommyBlogExpert, unless specified otherwise, is not responsible for any dealings readers have with these events including, but not limited to, prizing of any party on the calendar.

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How to Add a Twitter Party to the Calendar
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Free Penguins of Madagascar Printables Based on the Movie for Kids


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To welcome the new Penguins of Madagascar Bluray DVD release to home screens everywhere, you're invited to read MBE's movie review and enter this Giveaway to win the movie plus a cute set of windup Poppin Penguins.  Then download any or all the fun, free children's activity and coloring sheet printables you'll find below.

For hours of wholesome fun for your child, print out as many copies you want of the Penguins Spy Kit, 3D Foldable Penguin Craft Project, Penguins Maze, Coloring Sheets and Connect the Dots.

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Penguins Spy Kit

3D Foldable Craft

Penguins Maze

Coloring Sheets

Connect the Dots

About Penguins of Madagascar
Rated PG, Penguins of Madagascar includes English, Spanish and French subtitles and has an approximate run time of approximately 92 minutes. Available now on Bluray + DVD + Digital HD with a 2 Poppin' Penguins Toy Set for $38.99 list. For more on Penguins of Madagascar follow the movie on the official website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

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