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No, no, not egg on your face, I mean face on your egg – this week’s Recipe for Fun.

Our little peepers were a BIG hit last Easter. They’re simple to make;  just your favorite deviled egg recipe. Refill the eggs and add cute little chick faces with a bit of carrot and black olive specks for eyes.

Try it for an EZ make together with  younger children. You’ll see how much fun kids can have mashing eggs with a fork and making faces on the little chicks.

You’ll also have a guaranteed hit to take to any Easter gathering.

When it is time to color your Easter eggs, go eco-freindly, with the eco-eggs coloring kit made from natural plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. It includes three natural dyes (orange, blue and purple), a color chart for creating 6 colors and instructions for coloring eggs. Packaged with creature cutouts for the cutest and healthiest Easter Eggs ever!

An essential for back to school item we all know is the pencil and have them on our lists. Why not add  this cheesey pencil idea from Moneywise Moms to your list too? Hop on over and learn how to make these funky fun pencils.

Liz has done it again making back to school pencils a little sweeter. All that you need is right here, but for a beautiful how to pictorial hop over to Hoosier Homemade.

Back to School Candy Pencil Supplies

  • Rolo Candy
  • Hershey Chocolate Kisses
  • Yellow scrapbook paper
  • Pink scrapbook paper
  • Paper cutter {optional, but it’s really handy}
  • Black and Blue Marker
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Adhesive – we used tape, Elmer’s Extreme Glue Stick, Tape Runner
  • Scissors
  • Tags – string, paper and erasers

If any of you have great back to school surprise recipes, please send them our way.

 

It’s Earth Day today, so why not go eat some ooey gooey Earthworms to celebrate? Family Bites has the dirt on this dish that you know will be a hit with your family.

Dirt Dessert

  • Small terracotta flower pots, washed well with soap and hot water or run through your dishwasher
  • Ice cream, any flavor will do
  • Oreo cookies crumbs
  • Gummy worms

After washing and drying your flower pot well, fill to the top with the ice cream of your choice.  Cover the ice cream with Oreo cookies crumbs and stuff with ooey gooey gummy worms.

We hope that you will enjoy constructing our traditional Earth Day treat with your kiddos and add it as a recipe for fun at your house.

Catching SnowflakesIt’s snowing here in Minneapolis, again! This collage caught my eye and the title “Catching Snowflakes” was so fitting for today.  Just had to share. Isn’t this original art the cutest? The creative came from Aly Marcotte’s  3rd graders and posted on Artisan des Arts blog.  All that talent in one classroom!

Tortilla Snowflakes at Totally Kids

These Tortilla Snowflakes are today’s Recipe for Fun.  If your house is anything like ours, you’ll find this is a great cook together for the whole family.

Snowflake Tortillas for a snowy day.

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Warm the tortillas (about 15 seconds) in the microwave.
  2. Individually fold the tortillas in half once and then in half again, so that you end up with a shape that resembles a wedge of pie (it will be thick). Using clean scissors, cut triangle, circles, or squares out of the edges, as if you were making paper snowflakes. Unfold the tortillas.
  3. Lightly brush the tops of the snowflakes with canola or vegetable oil and place them on a cookie sheet slightly apart.
  4. Bake them until lightly browned and crisp (about 4 minutes). Sift confectioners’ sugar on the snowflakes while warm. For an extra sparkly effect, you can sprinkle on a bit of edible glitter. Makes 6.

Now, go ahead and catch some snowflakes at your house.

Solar S'mores This Science Saturday let’s cook up some Solar S’mores and at the same time learn about the greenhouse effect! (atmospheric gases allow sunlight to pass through to the earth’s surface but keeps the heat it generates from escaping back into space)

Build your own solar oven from a pizza box.  There is a foil flap for gathering sunlight, then reflecting it down through plastic and into the solar oven, doubling the amount of light. By placing a sheet of absorbing black paper on the bottom of the pizza box the light is converted to heat. As more light hits the black paper, more heat is created and trapped. After an hour or so on a sunny day, the oven can be as hot as 275 degrees which is hot enough to melt chocolate and marshmallows without a campfire.

Hop over to NASA’s Climate Kids for instructions on building your solar oven and how to make the Solar S’mores.

photo credit: Spoonful

welcome Summer Watermelon

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, today is the summer solstice, which marks the longest daylight period of the year and the official start of summer.  Our summer solstice happens when the sun is shinning directly overhead at midday at varying latitudes.

According to  The Weather Channel, it’s also a little more special this year, because the solstice occurred on different days for different time zones.

Rice Krispie Waatermelon

Welcome summer with one of our favorite Recipes for Fun.

Watermelon that’s too cute to eat! Plus it’s a cool cook together for the entire  family. We suggest making a double recipe so you and the kiddos can eat as you create.

All that you will need for this watermelon treat is Rice Krispies, marshmallows, raisins and flavored Kool-Aid.

It would be perfect to bring to your next summer pool party or BBQ!

Dine and Dish has complete instructions for this simple kid friendly recipe, hop on over to get the 411.

We all know that pencils are an essential for back to school and have them on our lists. Why not add  this cheesey pencil idea from Moneywise Moms to your list too? Hop on over and learn how to make these funky fun pencils.

Liz has done it again making back to school pencils a little sweeter. Try her Recipe for Fun. Here is all that you need, but for a beautiful how to pictorial hop over to Hoosier Homemade.

Back to School Candy Pencil Supplies

  • Rolo Candy
  • Hershey Chocolate Kisses
  • Yellow scrapbook paper
  • Pink scrapbook paper
  • Paper cutter {optional, but it’s really handy}
  • Black and Blue Marker
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Adhesive – we used tape, Elmer’s Extreme Glue Stick, Tape Runner
  • Scissors
  • Tags – string, paper and erasers

If any of you have great back to school surprise recipes, send them on over.

Lego lovers listen up! Wash out your legos, fill them up with Jello and look what you will have; Jello Jlegos.

What an easy Recipe for Fun!

Skip the mosquito swatting and scarey sounds – try indoor camping with the Camp Olson Loft Bed.

Spread out  your sleeping bags under the loft. Play some of the usual campfire games.

Storytelling is a fun “do-anywhere” activity, notes Cindy Ross, co-author of Kids in the Wild: A Family Guide to Outdoor Recreation (Mountaineer Books). “Start with one line that sets a scene, and then take turns adding to the story,” she says. “The more tangents you go off on, the more fun it is!” For example, try “I think I saw a mermaid when I was swimming this morning. I opened my eyes underwater and….” And, of course, set some ground rules about not scaring your siblings. Oh, sure.

Turn off the lights, tell ghost stories, then point a flashlight towards the ceiling and slowly make a hand shadow that looks like a giant’s hand about to grab the little people that are indoor camping.

Sing some camp songs like:

  • She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
  • Down By the Bay
  • An Austrian Went Yodeling
  • The Other Day I saw a Bear
  • Rounds-such as Row Your Boat, Sarrasponda and Kookaburra
  • Kum Ba Yah
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore

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Kick it up a notch in the fun department with a Marshmallow Shooter that uses the small size marshmallow.

Did someone say marshmallows? Gotta make S’mores!

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Indoor S’mores

Don’t reserve these for campfires–they’re easy to do in the oven.

Ingredients:

16- graham cracker squares

4- milk chocolate bars

1- cup mini marshmallows (un-used, not from marshmallow shooter misses)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Arrange half of graham crackers on baking sheet. Top each cracker with 1 piece of the chocolate bars. Broil until chocolate is softened but not melted.
  3. Arrange 2 tablespoons marshmallows on each cracker. Broil until lightly toasted.
  4. Top with remaining crackers and serve.

Kids Can Cook!

Do any of your kids have a favorite recipe that they enjoy making? We are looking for kids and their special recipes to feature on our blog?  Of course there will be a prize when they are featured!

Contact: desirae.shoptotallykids@gmail.com

Breakfast Rockets a summertime kid favorite recipe.

The adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is true. Studies show that kids who eat breakfast concentrate better in school, work faster, are more creative and even score higher on tests! So, set a good example and have breakfast with your kids. The following recipe is a fun breakfast alternative.

  • 1/2 cup vanilla or plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 TBSP of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. of sugar
  • 2 cups of oat or wheat flaked cereal, crushed to 1 cup  or 1 cup of lowfat granola
  • 4 small bananas
  • Plastic wrap
  • 4 popsicle sticks

Instructions:  

Measure yogurt, peanut butter, sugar and place in small bowl.

Mix it all up!

Cut four large squares of plastic wrap.

Over another bowl; crush flake cereal with hands.

Put 1/4 cup of crushed cereal or granola on each plastic wrap square.

Peel bananas. Insert popsicle stick in one end of each banana.

Spread each banana with yogurt mixture and lay on cereal.

Turn each banana once to evenly coat with crushed cereal.

Wrap each banana in the plastic wrap square. Twist ends to hold. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to eat.