Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Indoor Mini Smores

Love this ooey gooey yummy recipe. It is so easy the kids can make it.

We used: Golden Grahams cereal, chocolate chips and small marshmallows.

Spread out the cereal on a microwave safe plate. On some of the squares place the marshmallows and on the same amount of squares place the chocolate chips.

Microwave for 8 to 10 seconds. Then squish the pieces together.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Palm Tree Pudding

This is a fun and yummy summer treat the kids can make themselves.

We used: Pudding cup, graham crackers (crushed), Oreo sticks or chocolate cookie sticks, frosting, brown M&Ms and green Laffy Taffy (I could not find the taffy so I used pieces of foam).

Pour the crushed graham cracker onto the pudding for the "sand."

Caity put 2 M&Ms in the "sand" for coconuts.

Push the cookie stick into the pudding. Add on the Laffy Taffy to the cookie stick with frosting for the palm leaves. Then add 2 coconuts to the top of the tree under the leaves with frosting.

Now eat your yummy treat.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kid-Made Snack- Jelly Roll

Here is an easy and yummy snack your kids can make for themselves.

You will need: Bread, Jelly, butter knife and a rolling pin.
First remove the crust from the bread. Next, flatten the bread with the rolling pin.
I covered the bread with wax paper because the kids have used my rolling pin for who knows what. And I could not get it as clean as I would like.

Spread on the jelly.

Now roll the bread.

Now eat your yummy snack.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Flower Watering Bottle

It is so busy at my house right now, and we are not getting any crafts done. I thought I would repost the watering bottle.

I found this idea in a book called Crafts To Make In The Spring by Kathy Ross to help me out.

It is a watering can you can make to let the kids help water your plants. Cheyanne really enjoyed using this to water the plants.

You will need: 2 liter bottle with cap, nail polish, scissors, nail, colored tape.

1. Poke 5 to 10 holes in a group in the top of the bottle.

2.Paint the bottle cap with nail polish for decoration.

3. Decorate the bottle using pieces of colored tape.

Fill your sprinkle bottle with water, then put the cap back on.

Your bottle is now ready to go water the flowers.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Having 4 kids makes laundry a never ending battle, and laundry detergent is getting very expensive to buy. I found a recipe to make your own detergent, so I thought I would try it. It is very simple to make and makes a ton detergent at a great price. A 5 gallon bucket costs less than $2.


1 bar of Fels-Naptha
(This is an old time, heavy duty laundry bar used for stain removal. Any bar soap will work but this is suppose to work the best.)

1 cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

1 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax

I found the Fels-Naptha ($1.29 bar) and the Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda at Ace Hardware. I found the Borax at Wal-Mart.


Shave the bar of soap into small pieces using a cheese grater.

In a large sauce pan, heat a gallon of water to boiling. As soon as the water boils, turn the heat down and add the soap pieces. Stir occasionally until the soap dissolves, then pour the mixture into a clean 5 gallon bucket. Stir in the Borax and washing soda. Fill the bucket the rest of the way with warm water and stir.
Place a lid on the bucket and let it sit overnight.
After 24 hours, you'll have a giant gel clot of detergent. Break it up with your hands, to make it easier to pour out of the bucket.
Use about 3/4 cup of detergent in a regular washing machine and about 1/4 cup in a high efficiency machine.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

We Made It !!! Friday Showcase !!!!

Life has been so busy for us, I am sorry for not posting, hopefully next week will be better.

Hope you guys have a a great week and can not wait to see what you have been up to. Thanks to all that link.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

We Made It !!! Friday Showcase!!!!!!

I just survived my first grader's end of the year party. It was a lot of fun, but a lot of pressure. I always want to make sure the kids have fun and we have enough to do. I think they did, we had water balloons games and made ice cream sundaes.

If you have end of the school year party ideas, please link, as well as the other kids projects you have been doing.

Have a great weekend!!!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Homemade Slushies

This is one of my kids favorite summer treats to make. It is quick and yummy.

You need: Large resealable plastic bag, small resealable plastic bag, rock salt, ice and a drink.For a drink you can use orange juice, lemonade or Kool aid.

Place the ice (about 2 cups) in the large bag.

Add rock salt ( about 1/3 cup) to the ice.

Pour the juice in small bag a seal tightly. Put the small bag into the larger bag and seal the large bag.
Now shake the bags until the juice turns into a slushie.

Enjoy with a spoon or a straw.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

We Made It !!! Friday Showcase!!!!!!

With one more week of school left for us, I finally realized summer is really here. I love the summer time. Getting up late with no place to go and lazy days by the pool. Love it !!!!

If you have some older, and of course, new summer projects please share. I would also love to here about end of the year school parties and teacher gifts too.

Thanks to all that participate and have a great weekend !!!!!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Textured Bugs

My kids had fun with differenttextured materials creating their own bugs.
We used : Felt, muffin cups, foam pieces, colored paper, scissors, wiggly eyes, chenille stems, markers and glue. Lace and paper dollies would be good to use especially for wings.

For the younger kids, cut the materials into bugs shapes, like circle for the heads, leaf shape for the wings and pointed shapes for the body.

Cheyanne and Caity had fun creating their own textured, colorful bugs.

Colton, of course, did not want to make a bug, he wanted to make a textured bunny.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bean Pendant

Here is an easy necklace for the little ones to make to be in fashion with the large pendant fashion that is going on right now.
We used: a piece of card board, dried beans (and/or seeds),a lid, pencil, ribbon or yarn and scissors.

Trace the lid on the cardboard for the shape of the pendant. Cut out the circle.
Apply glue to the card board and add the beans. Allow time to dry.
Glue on yarn or ribbon to the back to finish the necklace.

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