Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tasty Halloween pudding cups

Frankenstein pudding cups - how adorable is this? great for kids! #halloween #halloweenie: Halloween Pumpkin Pudding Cups: A Halloween dessert recipe with vanilla pudding, pumpkin, cream cheese and spices mixed together and served in a decorated cup:

Here is a simple tasty treat that your childcare students will love!

Items you will need:black sharpie marker, Plastic cups, vanilla pudding, green and orange food coloring, oreos for frankienstien,pretzel rod for jack o lantern stem, mint leaf is optional

1. follow the directions on the pudding box

2. add either green or orange food coloring

3. make faces on cups with your sharpie

4. add pudding to your plastic cup

5. add your oreos to the top of frankenstein or your pretzel and mint leaf to the jack o lantern

6. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Spooky the paper plate cat

12 Crafts For Kids Using Paper Plates - Bored Art:

Items needed to make spooky the cat : paper plate, Crayola washable black paint , paint brush, black marker, glue, tooth picks, Wiggle eyes and fuzzy nose

Everyone knows that witches always have an adorable sidekick named Spooky the cat. This is one art project children of all ages will enjoy making!

4 simple cutting steps : take your plate and cut your plate into five pieces

  1. cut the moon shape
  2. cut the circle for the cats head
  3. cut two triangles for the pointed ears
  4. cut the curve of the tail

Once all of the cutting has been done have the children use the crayola paint to cover all five parts of the cat. That way all the parts of the cat can be drying before they glue the pieces together.

Step 1:Have the children glue the two triangles to the backside of the circle of the cats head, Step 2: have them glue the circle with the ears to the top of the plate(whichever way the child would prefer the cat to be facing), Step 3: glue the tail to the opposite side.Once they have the body of the cat glued together they are able to create the spooky face of the cat. Step 4:use the marker to make the mouth of the cat Step 5: glue the toothpicks, wiggle eyes and nose on

We hope you love spooky the cat as much as we do!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

DIY PureFUN! Juice Fruit Snacks

What you will need: 1 cup pureed fruit, 1 cup PureFUN! Juice of your choice, 1/4 cup honey, 1 cup cold water and 1/3 cup unflavored gelatin, 1 Sauce Pan, 1 9x9 Cake Pan or Candy Mold

imageStart by putting your fruit into the blender and pureeing it until it is smooth. Once pureed, measure to make sure you have a cup.

Next, add 1 cup of PureFUN! Juice and ¼ cup of honey to your pureed fruit and puree the mixture again until it is smooth. When complete, pour your mixture into a large bowl and place it to the side.

Now you are ready to get your gelatin going. Start by filling a saucepan with 1 cup cold water and stir in the gelatin mix. Note that your mixture will start to thicken and try to solidify as you mix it.

Next, place the mixture over a medium-low heat. Continue to stir the mixture occasionally until the gelatin has dissolved. In between stirring you will you will need to get your ungreased 9" x 9" cake pan or candy molds set up for the next few steps.

The process speeds up a bit here to avoid the mixture hardening while you are trying to pour so be prepared! Once your gelatin has dissolved, pour it into the fruit mixture and whisk them together. Quickly pour the mixture into your cake pan or candy molds and allow it to cool in the refrigerator uncovered for 2 to 3 hours.

When your mixture has set completely, you are ready to carefully remove it from the cake pan or candy molds. If you chose to use the cake pan, just take a knife and cut it into squares or other shapes to mimic the look of a fruit snack.

Your fruit snacks can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. Enjoy!