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Supplies
Socks
Scissors (sharp enough to cut the sock material cleanly)
Rice for stuffing (or an alternative of your choice)
Twine or string
Ribbon(s)
A marker
Tape (optional)


Directions
Step 1
Fill a sock with rice (or your choice of stuffing) up to the beginning of the heel. You can make your life a little easier by using the tape roll to hold the sock open while you stuff it (by passing the sock through, then folding the ankle of the sock back over the roll). The sock needs to be able to stand vertically on its own when stuffed.

Step 2
Form a "pear" shape with more stuffing at the bottom than top. Pinch 2/3 of the way up the stuffed area to push the stuffing up into the heel and form separate head and body parts. The ankle of the sock above the "head" will be used to form the ears.

Step 3
Tie off the sock immediately above the stuffing that forms the head using twine or string. This distinguishes the ears from the head. Ensure you tie it off tightly & securely as this will keep the stuffing in the sock.

Step 4
Using another piece of twine or string, tie off the neck of the rabbit between the head and the body.

Step 5
With the heel (which will become the face) facing toward you, cut down the center of the ankle of the sock to form the ears. Shape these as you wish by trimming material from the ankle – long and floppy, short and oval, asymmetric – it's your bunny!

Step 6
Give your sock bunny eyes and a mouth with the marker, dots for the eyes and an X for the mouth work really well!

Step 7
Add a ribbon around your bunny's neck, tying a bow to one side. You could also add a tail by pinching & tying off a small section with more twine.


Activity Tip: You can easily add a couple of drops of essential oil for a twist. The scented bunny can then be placed at the bedside for therapeutic benefits.
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White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies
Source: Taste of Home
 
Ingredients
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
3 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1 teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Colored sprinkles, colored sugar and/or jimmies

Directions
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chips at 50% power. Add the cream cheese, water and vanilla; stir until blended. Chill until easy to handle, about 1 hour. Quickly shape into 1-1/4-in. eggs. Roll in sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Movie Easter Eggs represent hidden items, words or images that are meant as a nod to something other then the movie content. They are super fun to spot and decode! Turn some of these popular Easter Eggs into an activity by having a watch party with your residents. There are tons of Movie Easter Eggs throughout cinema history. Research to find a wider selection of movies to choose from. Here are some to get you going from The Cinemaholic:

Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club tops the list of easter eggs in a movie with an epic reveal by David Fincher, the director of this timeless classic, saying "There is a Starbucks cup in EVERY scene of the movie". If you carefully go through each and every scene of the movie, you can really see a Starbucks cup, but you'll have to try hard. "There is at least one in every shot", confirmed Fincher. This was done by Fincher just out of respect for Starbucks that he loves.

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story has so many references to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The carpet in the house has the exact pattern as the hotel in The Shining, the same where Danny plays with his toys. Get it? Also, the number 237 appears recurrently in the movie, a reference to Nicholson's room number which was the same. 237.

Back to the Future (1985)
The scene where Marty McFly takes the time-traveling car and goes back into the 50s, he crashes into a family farmhouse. There, the furious farmer calls his son Sherman, while the mailbox that his bullet hits has the name, Peabody. It is notable here that Sherman & Peabody are cartoon characters with time-travel machine. It is a brief shout out to those fellow time-travelers. Even the dog was Einstein.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
If one takes a closer look at the hieroglyphics of the well of souls in this Spielberg flick starring Harrison Ford, one can find the blurred versions of two familiar characters from Star Wars, R2-D2, and C-3P0. This egg was deliberately kept by Spielberg for the keen-eyed viewers to reward them.
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I love the No Sew Sock Bunny craft! I volunteer at an assisted living community in Houston. They have a deaf resident living there. I did an easy Valentine's Day craft with her. She loved it. I was looking for an easy Easter project to do with her. We communicate via pen and paper.  I hope that I'll be allowed back in before Easter. The place is not allowing visitors in right now. 

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