Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year for Americans. According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans consumed seven billion pounds of candy on Easter in 2001. Only Halloween sees Americans eating more candy!
Each Easter season, Americans buy more than 600 million Marshmallow Peeps. Yellow peeps is the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue and white.
- In the early 1950's it took 27 hours to make one Peeps chick, today it takes 6 minutes.
In all, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter every year. Of those chocolate bunny chomping Americans, 76% eat the ears first, 5% start at the feet, while 4% favored the tail first. So what part of the chocolate Easter bunny do you eat first and what does that say about you? Have you taken the chocolate bunny test?
2. I have decorated a lot of Easter eggs, but I have never had a tie-dyed one! Allfreecrafts.com tells you how to make them.
3. This would be a fun craft to do with children, a fluffy lamb pencil holder. Hey that is pretty cute, I wonder if I can make one that looks like a goat? (You didn't think I could get through one whole post without talking about goats did you?)
Speaking of goats, Dym the Nubian still has almost 7 hours to have her kids on Easter this year. Today is her 150 day due date. The farm has never had a goat have kids on a holiday before, come on Dym! Don't you want your kids to have cute Easter names this year?
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