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Pancake Cones

Now here’s a fun way to make pancakes portable and fit to enjoy any time of the day: Turn them into cones. Fill your pancake cones with any of the kids’ favorites, either sweet or savory, such as fruit, yogurt, Kix, whipped cream, even ham and cheese. To make pancake cones You will need: Parchment […]

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Cereal Box Straw Charms for Party Drinks

Crafting straw charms from a cereal box is a great way to dress up summer drinks. Decorate each charm differently and the charms can serve double duty at parties to mark cups so kids don’t share their germs. Grown-ups take note. You might want to make a few for you and your friends, too, so […]

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Astronomical Lunch: Painted Planet Sandwiches

These colorful sandwiches combine art, crafts, an astronomy lesson, and lunch all in one. While they aren’t exactly to scale (I’m afraid an accurate Mercury to Jupiter ratio would be impossible), a set of different sized circle cookie cutters will let kids learn about differences between the planets. They can paint each planet in the […]

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Cookie Butter Kix Pops Kids Can Make Themselves

The beauty of these easy-to-make, nut-free, no-bake treats is that kids can make them with little or no help. While the lollipop sticks aren’t necessary, they sure do make these much more fun to eat. If you like, sneak some banana slices in these treats, too!   You may substitute any nut butter for the […]

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Dried Pineapple Flowers for the 4th of July

These colorful dried pineapple flowers are a perfect addition to your 4th of July party. They are fun, gorgeous and easier than you think to make. You can use them as cake or cupcake toppers, to garnish drinks, to decorate your food table or even as edible leis (see below for instructions). I’ve been eager […]

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Father's Day Snack Mix

Being a Dad is hungry work, isn’t it? Mix it up this year with a fun Father’s Day Ties n’ Mustaches food gift. Present the snack mix to Dad in a little paint can favor box along with his favorite beverage. Or just in a big bowl, which I’m sure will please him just the […]

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Super Simple Veggie Bugs

Critters, bugs, creepy crawlers, whatever you call them, kids seem to love them. June 17th is Eat Your Veggies Day. Why not use bugs to woo kids into smart snacking? With a few veggies, some Kix cereal, and a black food pen (available at the craft store), simply arrange veggies a little differently and you […]

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"Campfire" Gorp in a Cereal Box Snackpack

Whether it’s a walk down a city sidewalk or a hike in the woods, now is the time to get outside and get moving. Keep your energy up for those long treks with this cereal box-turned-snack box filled with “campfire” gorp. Loop the snack pack around your belt buckle, wrist, or attach to your backpack. […]

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Pull-Apart Graham Cracker Flag for Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a federal holiday here in the United States to honor the brave men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces, is a chance to celebrate our country. On this unofficial start to summer, many come together and gather over grills and picnic blankets on this day of remembrance. Here […]

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Star Wars Treat Mix and Make-Your-Own-Droid

Star Wars fans are a devoted bunch. And why shouldn’t we be? We understand the awesomeness of a story that is so grand and so important to our collective culture that an entire day is named after the quintessential Star Wars quote, “May the force be with you.” Yes. May the 4th be with us […]

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