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Bunnies in the Garden recipe

Bunnies in the Garden.

This pink Easter bunny cookie craft isperfect for moms looking for something fun to do with the kids.

Recipe: Bunnies in the Garden

AGE: Adults and kids 6 and up with adulthelp
DURATION: Over an hour
Green and white washable nontoxic paint
11 1/2 by 13 1/2-inch wooden tray
36 wooden craft sticks
Child-safe scissors
Nontoxic glue
Easter grass, excelsior grass, or shredded paper
Pastel pipe cleaners
Pastel pom-poms
Paint brushes
1 (13.5-ounce) package NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE® RefrigeratedPink Easter Bunnies Sugar Cookies
EASY COOKIE ICING (optional), recipe follows


  • Cover a work surface with newspaper.
  • Paint the sides and top edge of the woodentray green and paint the rest of the tray white.
  • Paint craft sticks white to make the fence.Cut craft sticks to desired height. Using glue, attach verticalfence pieces to tray. Next, attach two rows of horizontal fencepieces to the vertical pieces. Continue until tray is enclosed,leaving handles accessible.
  • Glue the crafts foam inside the tray.If using multiple layers, glue them together, also.
  • Spread Easter grass, excelsior grass,or shredded packing paper on top of the crafts foam.
  • Choose and make pipe cleaner vegetablesand/or flowers from the list below.
  • Arrange vegetables atop the grass; gentlypress flower stems into the crafts foam.
  • Bake NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE®Pink Easter Bunnies Sugar Cookies. To make on a stick, pressa craft stick into the bottom of each cookie and bake accordingto package directions.
  • Cool completely and decorate if desired,using your favorite icing or the Easy Cookie Icing recipe below.
  • Push the exposed end of the stick intothe grass-covered crafts foam.


    • For carrots, cut one orange pipe cleanerin half. Making long, flat coils, shape the pipe cleaner intoa carrot with a pointed end. Cut a 1/2 inch green pipe cleanerand thread it through the last fold of the rounded end. Twistit to make the carrot-top leaves.
    • For eggplants, cut one purple pipe cleanerin half. Making long, flat coils, shape the pipe cleaner intoan eggplant with a rounded end. Cut 2 to 3 inches of green pipecleaner and begin coiling it at both ends to make the leaves.Thread the leaves through the pointed end of the eggplant andtwist once to secure.
    • For cabbages, coil one-third of a greenpipe cleaner, beginning at one end. Bend the pipe cleaner 45degrees and begin a new coil for the next two-thirds. Finally,coil the remaining end. Fold coils toward each other to makecabbage leaves; glue one medium-sized yellow pom-pom in the middlefor the cabbage.
    • For strawberry vines, take one green pipecleaner and create an uneven zigzag from end to end. For thestrawberry, make small, round coils (2 to 3 rotations) usingpink pipe cleaner; cut when size is proportional. Thread a 1/2inch piece of green pipe cleaner through an end; twist once tosecure. Glue the strawberry to the vine. Repeat strawberry instructionsto make four more pink fruits.


    • For yellow sunflowers, fold a pipe cleanerin half four times; twist once. Spread out each flower petal;glue one pom-pom in the middle. To make the stem, cut a 2 to3 inch section of green pipe cleaner. Pinch a small section tothe right and left to make leaves. Glue the bloom to the stem.
    • For tulips, make a flat coil at one end.About one-third of the way, make another set of flat coils. Whenone-third is left, coil that section toward the middle. Shapethe three sets of coils into a tulip. To make the stem, cut a2 to 3 inch section of green pipe cleaner. Pinch a small sectionto the right and left to make leaves. Glue the bloom to the stem.
    • For pansies, make 4 round coils out ofone pipe cleaner. Shape coils to form flower and glue a pom-pomin the middle. To make the stem, cut a 2 to 3 inch section ofgreen pipe cleaner. Pinch a small section to the right and leftto make leaves. Glue the bloom to the stem.

    Makes 24 cookies (2 dozen)

    FOR EASY COOKIE ICING (optional): 1 cupsifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanillaextract in small bowl. Stir in additional milk, a teaspoon ata time, until desired consistency. For colored icing, tint withfood coloring.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories:50 Calories from Fat: 20 Total Fat: 2.5 g Saturated Fat: 1 gCholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 55 mg Carbohydrates: 7 g Dietary Fiber:0 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 0 g

    Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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    I stuttered for a minute before quickly explaining the rabbit was beyond the point of saving. Prairie Girl begrudgingly returned the bunny to the annoyed cat, and I couldn t help but smile at the thought of my blonde-headed little girl wrestling a headless rabbit from the mouth of a hungry kitty. She seems to have inherited her mama s strong stomach. Hi! I have people asking me if this is a research based, proven remedy for stopping rabbits or other rodents, etc., from invading their gardens. Of possible, can you share with me the origins of this spray, how it was developed and successes? Thanks in advance! Appreciate it!!

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