The Little Things… Playing the Easter bunny!

Easter is one of my favourite holidays. The celebration of spring, the prelude to summer… And, I happen to love eggs! For this week’s post in The Little Things series, Ava and her friend Juul (Maud Fontein‘s cute daughter!) dressed up as the sweetest little Easter bunnies. Aren’t they so cute?

BC_download_bunny_ears-1You can make similar bunny ears by printing the above PDF — didn’t Sara Musch again do a great job? I love this week’s download! Just cut out the ears and fold and glue them around a simple headband. Easy!

And… most little children just love face paint. Mine do! But I’ve never been very keen to have them play around with it. Shop-bought, artificial face paint can have high levels of toxic nickel and chrome. So nasty! A much better alternative is to make your own face paint — it’s really simple, and so easy! And it is super safe — without any of the harmful chemicals.

Homemade face paint:

3 teaspoons corn starch
1/2 teaspoon flour
2 teaspoons baby body lotion (or honey if you want it to be edible!)
1 teaspoon water
Activated charcoal (for black), and natural food colouring

The tulips in front of the Rijksmuseum here in Amsterdam are in full bloom. A perfect spot to hide some eggs!! :)

xxx Esther

PS –  This is the newest post in a series which is called ‘The Little Things’. Thank you Maud Fontein for taking these beautiful photos, and Sara Musch for the cool download. The girls’ jumpers are from Macarons!

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Kristin | April 16, 2014 | Reply

Cute idea.

2. Alicia Peyrano | April 17, 2014 | Reply

Love the recipe for facepaint, didn’t know it could be so easy. My daughter likes nothing more than to be in disguise, so this little home cooked treat might come in handy. And the photos of the girls are gorgeous!!

3. Courtney in London | April 17, 2014 | Reply

These are so cute!!! I love that you made your own face paint! x

4. Jen | April 21, 2014 | Reply

Great to include the homemade face paint! I too- wouldn’t use the regular toxic paints they have for kids.
Thank you!!

5. A little Bit Like a Springtime Christmas…. | moncocon | April 22, 2014 | Reply

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