If you’re coming to the end of your self-imposed 40-day chocolate ban, congratulations, you deserve a treat. But rather than over-indulging in traditional chocolate Easter eggs, check out this collection of fun, calorie-free alternatives
On the boil
Eiko egg cup boilers, £11.50 for set of 4 from www.cuckooland.com
Retrieving your soft-boiled egg from the pan can be tricky, so this colourful set of spoons are perfect for scooping up your favourite breakfast food. Simply pop your egg in the spoon, lower it into the water and leave for the required time – brilliant.
Bunny Jump, £19.99 from Toys R Us (in-store)
In this tense game, each player must spin to discover how many carrots they’ll need to pull from the mound around the bunny’s feet. It all gets quite jumpy because a different carrot each time will cause the baby rabbit to spring from its warren – and catching it is very tricky indeed.
Furby Furbling, £19.45 from www.amazon.co.uk
Another offspring from the wildly successful resurrected Furby family is this electronic pet which has a mind of its own and needs plenty of affection to tame it. Download a free app and look after your very own virtual Furbling – watch the egg hatch on your mobile device then feed and nurture your little pet and watch it grow.
Miffy lamp, £129 from www.nubie.co.uk
This supersized Buddha-like lamp is of course ideal for any kid’s room, but it would also look superb almost anywhere around the home, giving off a gentle glow and making any space feel quite serene.
Tablet stand, £23.99 from www.lakeland.co.uk
If you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen this Easter be warned that flour and other such ingredients do not sit well inside the technical workings of a tablet. To follow recipes on it, stick your tablet on this specially designed stand that comes complete with a touch screen pen.
Jesus kite, £16.99 from www.firebox.com
You’ll have passers-by double-taking by the dozen as you fly this craft side-to-side. It’s a simple one line kite, which looks great soaring through the sky.
App of the week – Fooguru – free on iTunes
For football fans (with an iOS device) this one is a must. The all new Fooguru app might well change the way people interact about football, users of it play in leagues and score points for correct guesses based on the actual outcomes of games and interact with each other across their social media profiles. Well there’s the weekend gone.
Top 10 Paid Apps:
1. Plex for Android
2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
3. Plants vs. Zombies
4. The Chase
5. Mister Maker – Lets Make it!
6. Cut the Rope
7. Mo Candy – Match three game
8. The Room (Kindle tablet edition)
9. Farm Crush
10. Birds of Britain
Top 10 Free Apps:
1. Frozen Free Fall
2. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
3. Guess the Emoji – Emoji Pops
4. Candy Crush Saga
5. 100 Pics Quiz
6. Monkey Boxing
7. BBC iPlayer (Kindle Tablet edition)
8. BBC Media plater
9. Can you escape – Tower
(Both charts courtesy of Amazon.co.uk)