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Thumbprint Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4-5 Tbsp. cold water
Place all four ingredients in large mixing bowl.  Mix with your hands or with a fork until you reach a dough consistency.  Pinch off small pieces and roll into small balls.  Use your thumb or pointer finger to make an indentation in the center of the ball.  Bake on a greased cookie sheet in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Let cool and then fill center with jam or peanut butter...EAT!!!!!!

Playdough Recipe (not to be eaten!)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 Tsp. cream of tartar
  • Food coloring
Mix water, oil, food coloring and salt together in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir.  Gradually add flour and cream of tartar.  Continue stirring until mixture pulls away from the side of the pan and reaches a doughlike consistancy.  Remove from pan onto a breadboard and knead for approximately 10 minutes.  Let cool before storing in a tupperware container or a ziplock bag.  Lasts about 3-4 months.  Have fun!!!

Orange Fluff

  • water
  • 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 can (6 ounces) orange-juice concentrate
Pour 1/4 cup water into a bowl and add both packets of unflavored gelatin.   Stir and let set for 5 minutes.  Add 3/4 cup boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved.  Pour mixture into a blender and add the orange juice.  Blend until fluffy, then pour into small cups.  Chill for about 15 minutes.  Makes 6 small servings.

Indian Fried Bread

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Mix these ingredients together and add 1/2 cup lukewarm water.  Stir with fork until it reaches dough-like consistency.  Roll and pat into small (approx. 2"-3") balls.  Drop into skillet with heated corn oil and cook until light brown on all sides.  Let cool until comfortable to touch.  Add butter, honey or jam and enjoy!!!

Refrigerator Magnets (not to be eaten!)

  • 1 pound box of baking soda
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 - 1/4 cups water
In a saucepan, combine baking soda and cornstarch.  Gradually add 1 1/4 cups water and stir until smooth.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and dough-like.  Knead the clay and flatten.  Let your child use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.  Allow the shapes to dry overnight.  Help your child decorate the shapes with paint, or glue and glitter.  Glue two small magnets to the back of each shape!

Paste (not to be eaten!)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
Pour both ingredients into a bowl and mix by hand or with a spoon. Store the paste in a sealed container or a ziploc bag.

Tangy Tea (great for gifts!)

Mix together one part each of instant tea and tang.  Then add a little ground cinnamon and ground cloves to taste.   Together, decorate baby-food jars and lids with small pieces of colored tissue paper and liquid starch.  Fill the jars with the tea mixture.  Tie a colorful ribbon around the top of each jar!

Candle Salad

  • 1 pineapple ring
  • 1 banana
  • 1 toothpick
  • raw carrot shavings
Place pineapple ring on the lettuce leaf.  Stand half of a peeled banana in the center of the ring.  Cut off the pointed end of the banana.  Use a vegetable peeler to make a carrot strip for the flame.  Attach the flame to the top of the banana with a toothpick.  Decorate the candle salad with nuts and other fruits, if desired!

Mini Pizzas

  • whole-grain wheat crackers
  • pizza sauce
  • grated mozzarella cheese
Place crackers on a baking sheet.  Spread each cracker with pizza sauce and sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 350 for about 5 minutes or until cheese melts.  Your child will enjoy helping!

Polar Bear Salad

Place a large spoonful of cottage cheese on a small plate.  Press it into a round shape with the back of a spoon.  Add two small dabs of cottage cheese at the top of the head for ears.  Let your child add black olives for eyes and a nose!

Fun with Red Goop (not for eating!)

Gradually mix two parts cornstarch and one part water, alternating ingredients until the mixture is thick and smooth.  Add a few drops of red food coloring and let your child play with the red goop.  Ask your child how it feels on his/her hands!

Crispy-Rice Kisses

  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
Mix all.  Pack some of the cereal mixture into a small funnel to mold it.  Carefully, remove the cereal *kiss* shape.  Continue making kisses with the rest of the mixture.  Freeze kisses until firm, about 2 hours.  Keep frozen until served!

Apple Finger Cubes

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 6-ounce can apple juice concentrate
  • 2 cups water (boiled)
Add 2 cups boiling water to gelatin, until dissolved. Then add apple juice and pour mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 inch cake pan and chill.  Cut into squares when firm.

Ants in the Sand

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • ziplock baggie
Place both ingredients inside ziplock baggie. Fun snack!

Ants on a Log

  • celery sticks
  • peanut butter
  • raisins
Wash the celery and cut it into pieces, about 5 inches long. Spread peanut butter on the celery, from one end to the other. Press raisins into peanut butter.

PB&J Waffle Snack

  • mini waffles
  • banana slices
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
Toast waffle, then top with peanut butter, jelly and banana slice.

Stack It On a Cracker

  • crackers - Ritz or Trisquit
  • meat slices
  • cheese slices
  • creativity :-)
Use regular lunch meat slices and quarter. These do not need to be heated and the kids love building them and eating them. Serve with a piece of fruit.

Ham, swiss cheese, & honey or spicy mustard.
Pepperoni, motzerlla cheese, & spaghetti sauce.
Mix cream cheese with ranch dressing, serve with salami.

Kid's Trail Mix

  • 4 c Chex cereal
  • 1/2 c Dried fruit bits
  • 1/2 c Raisins
  • 1/2 c peanuts
  • 1/2 c M & M's
Put into a large ziploc bag and shake.

Ice Cream in a Zip lock Bag

In a small seal top plastic bag, pour 1/2 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Close the bag and place in a gallon-size seal top bag. Add some crushed ice and 8 tablespoons of ice cream salt (rock salt). Close the top and shake being careful not to bust the bags. You could also add one tablespoon of peanut butter... yummy!

Dirt Dessert

  • 2 small pkg. instant pudding
  • 3 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tub frozen whip topping
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 small bag Oreo cookies (crushed)
  • 12 gummy worms
Mix pudding and milk until thick. Add whip topping, set aside. In another bowl cream together cream cheese, icing sugar and margarine until smooth. Then add to pudding mixture, beat on medium speed until well blended. Prepare in a clean flower pot: alternate start with pudding mixture, cookie crumbs, gummy worms. End with cookie crumbs so it looks as if dirt is in the pot. Refrigerate 1 or 2 hours. Can even insert some plastic flowers so it looks like the flowers are growing in the pot. Yummy dessert and fun for kids to make and at the same time, trying to gross people out.

Butter Cutout Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups flour
Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and continue to beat. Add sifted flour and stir until well blended. Roll out on floured surface until about 1/8 inch thick. Cutout with your favorite shapes and decorate with candies, or colored sugars. Bake at 375 until golden, about 10 mins, makes 3-4 dozen depending on shapes used.

Fruit Pizza

  • Sugar cookie dough crust – pre-baked and cooled
  • 8 oz. pkg, fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 cups fruit (choices: kiwi slices, strawberry slices, orange slices, pineapple slices, peach slices, blueberries, raspberries)
Combine cream cheese and confectioners sugar until well blended. Spread on cookie dough crust. Top with your favorite fruit. Slice into wedges and serve.

Oreo Pizza

  • 21 .ozs reduced fat brownie mix
  • 1 1/2 c Reduced Fat Oreo® cookie crumbs
  • 1 c miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 c walnuts -- chopped
  • 1/4 c Reeses's Pieces® peanut butter candy
Preheat oven to 350, Prepare a 14" pizza pan with cooking spray; set aside. Prepare brownie mix batter according to package directions; stir in cookie crumbs. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 18 minutes or until done. Sprinkle marshmallows over top of hot brownie. Bake for 3 minutes more or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Sprinkle with nuts and candy, pressing lightly into softened marshmallows. Eat while still warm!

Cheesy Corn Dogs

  • Hot Dogs
  • Squeeze Cheese
  • Pillsbury Corn Bread Sticks
Spread squeeze cheese on one side of corn bread stick. Roll around a hot dog and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 mins.

Weenies With No Beanies
  • big bag of little smokies sausages
  • 1 bottle of bbq sauce
Put all in a crock pot.

(You could also substitute the smokies for prepackaged meatballs & substitute the bbq sauce for teriyaki sauce or sweet & sour sauce.)

Grasshopper Guts

  • 3 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1-6 ounce package butterscoth chips
In a saucepan, melt butterscotch chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove chips from the heat and stir in peanuts and chow mein noodles. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper and cool. Makes 30-40.

Frozen Berry Yogurt Popcicles

  • 1 cup berry yogurt (any flavor)
  • Canned Pears
Take a cup of berry yogurt (any flavor) and canned pears (about half the can - comes out to one diced pear and one cup of pear juice). Put in the blender, pour into icepop molds, and put in the freezer. Do it overnight as it takes longer to set than juice pops (and prevents hearing "Are they ready yet?" every five minutes!). Try adding diced strawberries to strawberry yogurt and even adding a drop of red food coloring to make it "pinker". It's healthy and cool.

Peanut Butter Goo for Tots

  • 1/2 cup creamy, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup rice crispies
  • 4 tbsp dry coconut
  • 1/2 c plain yogurt
Combine ingredients in a blender and serve.

Banana-Oat Smoothies

  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Packet Instant Oatmeal, Regular Flavor
  • 1 Whole Banana, Cut In Chunks
  • 1 Cup Orange Juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 min. Makes two 8 oz servings.

Twinkie Shake

  • 2 c. milk
  • 6 Hostess Twinkies
  • 4 Oreo cookies
  • 3 c. vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
In a blender, add milk and Twinkies; blend for 5 to 10 seconds. Add Oreo cookies. Blend together. Add 3 cups vanilla ice cream. Blend until smooth. Pour in milk.

Root Beer Float

  • 1/3 cup no sugar added vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 6 ounces diet sugar-free root beer
Place scoop of frozen yogurt into a large glass and pout root beer over it. Enjoy!

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