Funny Bunny: Easter Morning Surprises

Give the little guy a hand (or um, paw?) this year with these ideas that will delight your kiddos.

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Happy Trail

Contact paper or solid wall decals make a path of footprints for kids to discover in the morning. We used WallPops Blox in Flirt Pink ($15 for five sheets).

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Color Wonder

You'll be astonished when you pull out your ingredients for Easter breakfast: That trickster bunny got into the food coloring and left pastel-dyed raw eggs alongside purple-tinted milk! (Psst: It only takes a couple drops if you want to replicate the gag.)

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Blame the Bunny

Your furry friend altered your family photos! To get the lapin look, resize and cut-out our downloadable add-ons, then attach with double-stick tape.

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Guaranteed Giggles

Looks like the Easter Bunny took a bite out of these carrots the kids left for him. Arrange for him to also leave chocolate-covered raisins or peanuts in his path -- the kids will laugh because they look like bunny poop!

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Inflatable Fun

Small balloons decorated with acrylic paint become inflatable Easter eggs. When your child opens the door to a closet or cabinet full of the balloons, this Easter delight will tumble down on him.

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Little Nibbles

The rabbit baked these cute cookies with his paw imprint. To make your own, slice and bake store-bought cookie dough. When done, press measuring spoons into the warm dough for prints. Whisk light corn syrup with a bit of water, brush into indents, and sprinkle on colored sugar.

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Sugar Cookies

If you love to bake, make your own dough for the bunny paw print cookies. This recipe is so easy to prep (only seven ingredients!) that you might find yourself rolling out dough just for the fun of it.

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Surprise Basket

A path of jelly beans that leads to your child's Easter basket -- complete with false turns and dead ends -- makes a game of finding her treat. The hunt finishes with a basket with a surprise secret compartment. On top is a Plush Easter Finger Puppet ($12 per dozen), "bunny money" (gold foil-wrapped egg candies), and other treats (Solid Chocolate Russian Eggs, $4 each; Large Foiled Carrot, $5 each).

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Surprise Easter Basket

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Pom-Pom Paper Flowers

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Golden Opportunity

Try this alternative to the classic basket: Kids will be delighted to discover the Easter Bunny has left them an enormous gold-colored egg. To make your own, transform oversize plastic eggs (3-Piece Jumbo Nested Eggs, $20; Michaels stores) with a coat of gold spray paint and fill with holiday treats.

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Cotton Trail

The night before Easter, go to to see where the Bunny is!

Originally published in the April 2014 issue of Parents magazine.

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