Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
snowflake pancakes and made alphabet pancakes. I'm not sure why, but the girls were actually more excited about these than the snowflakes. (Maybe they're reading nerds like their parents??)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. For our activity we did these watercolor resist paintings using masking tape. I found the tutorial on Art Projects for Kids' site and added a cardinal (scanned from the book). The kids painted him red and glued him in one of the trees.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
If you cut them the right size and your paper is sturdy, they will fit very well, but I didn't have all the kids in front of me to check head sizes; so some slipped down and became necklaces :-)
Thanks, Kathy for the directions on this!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sophistimom for making little heart-shaped snacks!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
But for those who wanted a white background, I let them use a small amount of Elmer's clear glue (administered with a toothpick)
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Free Fun in Austin.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Here's a fun way to make drinking milk more appealing to your kids- add Boba, that is, pearl tapioca. Boba tea (a sweet drink with tapioca balls at the bottom) is a popular drink in many Asian countries. I made my boba with rosewater for a unique taste and red food dye to make it even prettier.
To make the Boba:
1. Use a ratio of 8 to 1, water to tapioca pearls. Add a generous splashing of rose water and food dye (depending on taste)
2. Boil water
3. Add tapioca, and boil for 15 minutes with cover on the pot.
4. Turn the heat off and soak for another 15 minutes
5. Rinse the pearls and drain off the water
6. Store in sugar syrup until ready to use.
I added some silk flowers I happened to have around to the stem of a pretty cup to make it seem extra special. You might want to warn your kids ahead of time though that the Boba are not going to be as sweet as they might be hoping. I think mine were a little disappointed to find out they weren't candy!