Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter Carrots (Cheeto-style)...

Today was McKenna's class Easter Egg hunt. Each of them were to bring 7 filled eggs. We filled hers with a bag of Hershey's Kisses mini cookies. I thought they were a fun treat.
We also made an Easter treat for each of her classmates to take home with them: Cheeto Carrots! The kids just loved them(as did her teachers, and a couple of other moms who happen to catch us carrying them in... Later, when I picked McKenna up from school, I saw them bringing in Cheeto carrots for their classes!) It's just soooo easy...

I have seen these carrot-shaped cellophane bags, and even boxes, filled with orange M&M's or orange jelly beans.. but for a two year old, I didn't want all that candy. (I know, are Cheetos any better?) But it's Easter, there will be plenty of candy in their baskets!

Supplies you will need:
Triangular-shaped bags
(I just used cake-decorating bags because I had them on hand)
Green curling ribbon
(or large width satin ribbon looks pretty too)
Cardstock (for tags)
Tag punch (opt)

Fill each bag nearly full (leave about 2 inches clear) of Cheetos (Hint: select 2-3 smaller cheetos to place in tip of bag) Cut two 14inch ribbon lengths, tie one to close bag, tie the other with tag attached. Curl ends, and viola! You've got Cheeto Carrots, a really easy and fun treat for kids of ALL ages! Enjoy!


Tara said...

This is just so absolutely adorable! What a great idea!! EAsy and special looking all at the same time!

And your daughter--a cutie! Love her name!!



Gina said...

These are SO cute!..and a nice change from chocolate.. Your little girl is adorable. :O)

Valita said...

What a great idea! I love Fried Cheetos!