Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kool Aid Playdough

It is a rainy nasty day out.  So I decided the kids and I would make some playdough.  BUT not your normal playdough.  No, not in our house!  ;)  Today we made Kool Aid Playdough.  I found this recipe online and wrote it down quickly.  It is good that I did because the power went out minutes after and now I cannot fiind the recipe anywhere.  The playdough turned out great.  I want to share with you how we made it.  I hate that I cannot credit the original source, though.

Kool Aid Playdough

1 1/4 C. All Purpose Flour
1/4 C. Salt
1 Pkg any flavor Kool Aid
1 Tbs. Cream of Tartar
1 C. Boiling Water

Mix first 4 ingredients in bowl with fork.  Stir in boiling water.  Mix until it forms a ball.  Kneed with hands until pliable. 

**We had to add a bit of extra flour to ours after we kneaded it so it was easier to work with.  All in all it was a great recipe.  It makes a lot.  I let each child stir the dry ingredients and then I poured in the water and let them stir away.  I did the first few minutes of kneading and then it was cool enough for them to take over.  They played with this for about an hour!  I love projects like that.**

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pizza Dippers

The kids had been begging me for weeks to let them make their own lunch.  I found a recipe on Pinterest that looked interesting and easy enough but wasn't as kid friendly as I needed.  So I adapted the recipe to suit our needs.

Pizza Dippers
1 Can (8oz) Crescent Rolls
1 C. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 Pkg. Pepperoni
1 Small Jar of Pizza Sauce - for dipping

Preheat oven to the temp listed on can of rolls. Lay one triangle down on a plate with the long side toward the child.  Place 3 slices of pepperoni down the triangle.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Roll up starting at the end toward you (the big end).  Mash the smaller tip end into the dough and lay seam side down on baking sheet.  Bake per directions on can of rolls.  Dip in your favorite pizza sauce.  (We used the Walmart brand.  It was $1 and it tasted yummy)

We doubled this recipe to share with their papaw who liked the rolls better without the sauce.  The were very tasty and are sure to be made again very soon.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Last week was a FLOP!  F-L-O-P, flop.  It is my fault.  I didn't do my regular planning.  You know the old adage, fail to plan = plan to fail?  It is very true in my life.  I made a decision the end of the week that was NOT going to happen this coming week.  On Friday I planned out the next 2 weeks.  I will work on getting art stuff together through the week as I decide what art projects we will do per day.  I am trying to soak up as much outside time as we can before it gets too cold.  We were able to get in a few neat and new art projects along with our curriculum just to get the wiggles and boredom out.  I will post pics and links to the projects this week.

The weekend has proved to be much colder and I am thinking that fall is really about to set it.  YAY!  I love fall.  It is my favorite time of the year.  (I probably say that at each season change)  This week we are doing a leaf theme.  We will go out and do a search for leaves and one day this week we will investigate them and find out which leaf belongs to which tree.  I also want to do some projects with the leaves.  I am excited!

I hope life finds you and your family well.