Seeing those very temping chocolate eggs on the shelves weeks before Easter Sunday must be as frustrating for children as it is for any adult that has given up sugary things for lent. East Sunday is not until April 8th this year, and that’s still thirteen long days to go! Is it unbearable? Here are a few tips that may help you and the children get thru that choco pain!
Shop without the children:
Shop online if can or if you have to go to the shops leave your children at home. Both will enable you to shop quicker and often very much cheaper.
Teach your children how to colour & decorate real eggs for Easter:
Add onion skins to a saucepan of cold water. This will provide the background colour for the finished egg.
To create the pattern, put a hen egg or a duck egg in an old colourful sock and add it to the cold water and the onion skins.
To avoid cracking, don’t boil just bring the water to a gentle heat. The colouring is not an exact science, so check every 15mins, when you are happy with the colouring remove.
Plan an Easter egg hunt for Easter Sunday:
Plan an Eater egg hunt with the painted eggs and the prize for finding the most eggs is a real chocolate egg.
If your life’s roundabout spins too fast for painting eggs – then the below will hit the choco spot.
Where’s Wally, Easter Egg Hunt Bag, 11 Milk Chocolate Eggs
Marks & Spencer Milk & Dark Chocolate Egg with Gold Praline Pearls
This pyramid like hollow milk and dark chocolate will hit the spot for those that like the flavours of both chocolates. But the real pleasure comes from the twenty of so gold coloured white chocolate praline balls that sit round the edge. They have that ‘I must have another and another one’ quality.
Not suitable for sesame allergy sufferers due to manufacturing methods used.