Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Edible Play Dough

 Edible Play Dough
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup nonfat dry milk
2/3 Cup powdered sugar
1 Cup loose coconut (optional)

Place peanut butter in a bowl and work in dry milk with fingers.  Add powdered sugar and coconut and work in with fingers.  the texture should be like play dough.  If it's too dry, add peanut butter.  If it's too sticky, add dry milk.  This can keep well in a plastic bag for a week.

I cut this recipe in half for Emma.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Party Hats - Sneak Peak

I have been working on crocheting some party hats for a  summer birthday bash.
Here is a sneak peak at them for the family.  :)
  Because they aren't finished, it is hard to get good pictures yet but hopefully you get the idea.

 You can find the instructions here.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Building of Our Gnome Forest

My sister painted these cute little mushrooms for me!
I'm just loving them.
She started something!  We are looking forward to adding things to them to make a gnome forest.
James cut out some trees for me to paint.
Of course I had him cut out some for my sister also.
We are in the process of ordering milk paint, felt, wooden pegs and thread to make other fun items for it.
It is going to be so cute!

Our soon to be apple orchard.

Thanks to my sister for sharing this  blog
with me!    

Individual trees to scatter about the forest. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Laminated Cards

 My sister made up these awesome laminated cards for me when her oldest was a little one.  Her oldest is now in drivers training so it was a few years back.  :)
I have been carrying them around for years waiting to put them to good use.
I dug them out yesterday and found the recipe for the creepy slime.
What a neat idea to type your recipes out, laminate them and put them on a metal ring.
 Some of the recipes include silly puddy, different games to play, charcoal rock garden,  bubbles and granola.
All great ideas for little ones and what a great way to keep them handy so you have the recipes on hand.  

Friday, May 20, 2011

Creepy Slime

I made some creepy slime for Emma today.
She loved playing with it.

1 Cup cornstarch
1/2 Cup cold water
food coloring
Mix in a bowl.  Put your hand in and it slowly creeps.  Pound it on the table and it is solid.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh So Busy

We have been oh so very busy these days.  
A bit of traveling, visiting with friends and family, spring cleaning, organizing and crafting has just made me to busy to blog much. 
Here are some photos to hold you over until my next post.