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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!!!!!!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tsp. salt
- 2/3 cups vegetable oil
- 4-5 Tbsp. cold water
Playdough Recipe (not to be eaten!)
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!!!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 Tsp. cream of tartar
- Food coloring
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.
- 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
- 1 can (6 ounces) orange-juice concentrate
Indian Fried Bread
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!!!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Refrigerator Magnets (not to be eaten!)
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!
- 1 pound box of baking soda
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 - 1/4 cups water
Paste (not to be eaten!)
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.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups water
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!
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,
- 1 pineapple ring
- 1 banana
- 1 toothpick
- raw carrot shavings
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!
- whole-grain wheat crackers
- pizza sauce
- grated mozzarella cheese
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!
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!
- 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal
Apple Finger Cubes
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.
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 6-ounce can apple juice concentrate
- 2 cups water (boiled)
Ants in the Sand
Place both ingredients inside ziplock baggie. Fun snack!
- graham cracker crumbs
- chocolate sprinkles
- ziplock baggie
Ants on a Log
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.
- celery sticks
- peanut butter
PB&J Waffle Snack
Toast waffle, then top with peanut butter, jelly and banana slice.
- mini waffles
- banana slices
- peanut butter
Stack It On a Cracker
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.
- crackers - Ritz or Trisquit
- meat slices
- cheese slices
- creativity :-)
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
Put into a large ziploc bag and shake.
- 4 c Chex cereal
- 1/2 c Dried fruit bits
- 1/2 c Raisins
- 1/2 c peanuts
- 1/2 c M & M's
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!
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.
- 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
Butter Cutout Cookies
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.
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 cups flour
Combine cream cheese and confectioners sugar until well blended. Spread on cookie dough crust.
Top with your favorite fruit. Slice into wedges and serve.
- 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,
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!
- 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
Cheesy Corn Dogs
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.
- Hot Dogs
- Squeeze Cheese
- Pillsbury Corn Bread Sticks
Weenies With No Beanies
Put all in a crock pot.
- big bag of little smokies sausages
- 1 bottle of bbq sauce
(You could also substitute the smokies for prepackaged meatballs & substitute the bbq sauce for teriyaki sauce
or sweet & sour sauce.)
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.
- 3 cups chow mein noodles
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1-6 ounce package butterscoth chips
Frozen Berry Yogurt Popcicles
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.
- 1 cup berry yogurt (any flavor)
- Canned Pears
Peanut Butter Goo for Tots
Combine ingredients in a blender and serve.
- 1/2 cup creamy, unsalted peanut butter
- 1/3 cup rice crispies
- 4 tbsp dry coconut
- 1/2 c plain yogurt
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed for 1 min.
Makes two 8 oz servings.
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Packet Instant Oatmeal, Regular Flavor
- 1 Whole Banana, Cut In Chunks
- 1 Cup Orange Juice
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.
- 2 c. milk
- 6 Hostess Twinkies
- 4 Oreo cookies
- 3 c. vanilla ice cream
- 1/3 cup milk
Root Beer Float
Place scoop of frozen yogurt into a large glass and pout root beer over it. Enjoy!
- 1/3 cup no sugar added vanilla frozen yogurt
- 6 ounces diet sugar-free root beer
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