These are so delicious just bananas and Nutella. I put two bananas and about a third of a cup of nutella in my magic bullet. I added just a little bit of liquid, in my case almond milk, as needed to make it easier to blend. Then I just poured them in my Popsicle molds and waited. My three year old hasn’t eaten a banana in at least six months and he’s had three of these already. A good healthy frozen snack for grown ups to.
These are so easy and so cute. My three year old had a great time doing these. All you need are glass ball ornaments and acrylic paint.
I let my son choose if he wanted to do each finger or one finger multiple times. He chose his pointer finger (excellent choice). He dipped his finger in brown paint. I held the ornament and guided his hand as he left his finger prints. I used the packaging the ornaments came in as a drying rack. Then I just added the little eyes, noses and antlers with black paint, except of course for Rudolph’s red nose. Each ornament got one Rudolph. I also wrote his name and the year on the back of each one of these.
To keep my wiggly three year old busy while I painted in the details on both his and his brothers ornaments I gave him some kid friendly paints and let him go to town on plates, paper, and even the leftover glass ornaments. He loved that we were painting together and it gave me enough time to get the project done.
I just love these cute little snowman fingers. I just can’t stop looking at them. To do this project all you need is glass ball ornaments and acrylic paint. I spread a thin even amount of white paint onto a paper plate. I had my son strapped into his high hair. I had the ornament close by and ready. I dipped his hand and then got him to grab on to the ornament. After i had my hand prints set i painted on little hats and scarves and the snowmen’s little faces. You could get more creative with your hats and scarves. I went for the classic snowman look.
I made sure to have extra ornaments on hand in case I messed one up. Just as I thought my first one was the messiest. Really that one was fine too. My best advice is to just relax and use the flaws to your advantage. Anywhere that I saw streaks where his finger smudged the paint I made the snowmen’s scarves look like their blowing in the wind . Really they’re all adorable. You can also wipe with a paper towel and warm water any serious mistakes.
These are SO adorable and would make a great gift for grandparents. On the back I wrote his name and the year with a permanent marker. I can’t wait to share these with family on Christmas.
This Christmas I’m giving gifts that have meaning. Just this morning my kids helped me do just that. Orion lent a finger and Gabe lent a hand and we made ornaments that we hope will be treasured for years to come. Then I carefully added the ribbons and packed them up. I’ll post more about how I made them in a little bit. I just couldn’t wait to share.
After my sons first birthday party his shirt was destroyed by blueberries, blackberries, and red icing. The poor shirt didn’t stand a chance. I was a little sad because the shirt was made especially for him with a little gnome on it that had been hand pieces out of felt. It seemed a shame to throw it out.
After some thought I decided I would cut out the gnome and give the poor guy a second chance. This year I also made my boys Christmas stockings. So I decided the gnome would be perfect for his stocking. I added some trees and snow to make a winter scene. To attach it all to the stocking I used fabric glue. The stocking turned out great and I couldn’t be happier for that little gnome who will be part of our family holiday traditions for years to come.
Remember my Wednesday night turkey from a few blogs back? Well it’s made several transformations since then. Most recently a pulled turkey BBQ sandwich.
There’s no real trick to pulling meat it’s just a matter of putting in the time and muscle. To pull your turkey you first have to take the meat off the bone. Then use two forks one to hold the meat in place the other to shred or pull the meat. When you finish just pour on your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy hot or cold on a bun, between two slices of bread or eat it with a fork. My BBQ sauce of choice Dinosaur BBQ, they’re local, they’re gluten free, and they’re sauces are all delicious.
I found a great template for making holiday paper chains. These are great fun for the kids and they are a great way to decorate the house or even holiday gifts. You can also use your children’s artwork for the paper. Its a great way to repurpose all their great art and share it with friends and family. I did these tonight with my son he had so much fun picking out the papers and the designs and then playing with them afterwards. If you’re interested in getting the templates to make them yourself you can check it out at craftjr.com.
When my sons preschool sent out an invite and sign up sheet for a holiday party I just knew I had to sign up to bring the craft. After a lot of thought and a brief conference with my three year old it was decided that I would bring a make your own snowman craft. My son was excited and so was I.
Here’s the breakdown of what I made ahead, what we bought and how it went. First I bought plain white plates in two sizes. The larger plate I cut just a little on one edge so that the smaller plate fit in. I hot glued the two plates together. Then I cut hats and noses out of construction paper. Then I made scarves and mittens out of scraps of felt. I cut pipe cleaners in half and hot glued one mitten to an end of each pipe cleaner. The things I bought and brought with me were buttons, pom poms, and googley eyes. I also provided the kids with glue, tape, ribbon, hole punches, and scissors.
The kids had a blast. The parents and teachers were all impressed and best of all my son loves his snowman. Plus I have plenty of extras we can make more at home or with friends and family over the holidays.
So I came across this recipe on Pinterest for “healthy” cookie dough. When I saw the list of ingredients I just HAD to try it. I mean how on earth could garbanzo beans ever taste like cookie dough? I don’t know how it works it just does. It was so good I made it for my sons preschool holiday party and it got rave reviews and several requests for the recipe. I changed the original recipe which included peanut butter and milk because the preschool is nut free and you never know what other food allergies people may have. So here it is a vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free cookie dough dip recipe.
1 can of garbanzo beans
1/4 cup of sugar
1.5 teaspoons of vanilla
3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/4 cup of water
mini chocolate chips (dairy free)
Add all the ingredients to your blender or food processor except for the chocolate chips. Start with half the water add more as needed. Blend everything together until smooth. Add chocolate chips and enjoy! I served mine with gluten free/dairy free animal crackers, ginger snaps. and pretzel sticks.