Put together creations from sliced cucumbers, carrots (sliced large or whole baby), broccoli florets, cauliflower tops. Then, of course, eat your creations.
Heavy Cream, Marble, Small Plastic container
Put the heavy cream into the small plastic container, add the clean marble (makes the process go faster), cover the container and keep shaking it until the cream separates. Pour the liquid out and what's left is butter. Refrigerate, add salt for taste and serve on crackers. Make up a silly song while shaking the cream, it helps to keep the children involved.
2 small packages of Oreo cookies (crush and save 15 crushed cookies)
1 clean flower pot with no holes, or a plastic cup
Make the pudding according to the box instructions. Add cream cheese and Cool Whip. Mix. Add cookie crumbs and mix. Pour the mixture into the flower pot and top with 15 crushed cookies. Refrigerate. Garnish with gummy worms.
Baby food jars
Instant Pudding (several colors and types)
Fill clean baby food jar with cold milk. Place a teaspoon or so of instant pudding in the jar of milk. Put the cover on the jar, and shake with all your might. Magically it turns green and thickens. Get a spoon and eat your “green surprise”
Some quick options that you can use: melted chocolate, powdered ranch dressing, cinnamon and sugar, parmesan cheese. In addition there are some fun recipes that you might like to try:
Stir together corn syrup and gelatin; stir in sugar. Cook over low heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Pour over popcorn, and form into balls. Store in covered container, or wrap individual balls in plastic wrap or foil.
Easy Caramel Corn
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter or margarine
30 large marshmallows
Melt ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Pour over popcorn until all popcorn is evenly coated. Form into balls. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap.
1 Package cheese from Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Add butter and heat until melted. Pour over popcorn and shake in a paper bag until all popcorn is coated.
Apple Mouths (old favorite)
Slice any red apple into eight or more sections. Spread peanut butter on one side of two slices. Place one slice peanut butter side up on a plate. Place the mini marshmallow "teeth" in the peanut butter, and top with the other slice, peanut butter side down.
Ants on a Log (An old favorite)
1 stalk of celery for each child
Raisins or chocolate chips
Spread a stalk of celery with peanut butter. Cover with raisins or chocolate chips.
Chicken Feed 1 white chip, 2 sunflower seeds, 3 candy corn, 4 marshmallows, 5 cheerios, 6 crackers, 7 cocoa puffs, 8 raisins
Mix together in a ziploc baggie.
Peanut Butter Play dough 3/4 cup Peanut butter
Mix all ingredients together. Play with it, make shapes with it, cut it out with cookie cutters (on wax paper or clean surface with clean hands) and then eat your “play dough”.
Bagel Ships Bagel, cut into 4 pieces
Spread cream cheese on your bagel. Cut the cheese into a triangle (your sail). Stick some cream cheese on your pretzel so that the cheese will stick to it. Then stick your pretzel into the bagel (your ship).
2 ripe small bananas
1 cup frozen unsweetened wild strawberries
1 8 ounce carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup milk
Remove the peel from the bananas. Using a table knife, cut bananas into chunks. Put banana chunks, frozen strawberries, yogurt, and milk into the blender container. Cover blender with the lid and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until mixture is smooth. Turn off blender. Pour drink into 2 glasses. Use rubber scraper to get all of the drink out of the blender.