Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recycled Crayons

These are a great idea for Valentine's Day. We made them for my daughter to take to class and all the kids loved them too!

We used a combination of the tutorials from The Long Thread and from Make and Takes as well as some trial and error of our own.

My daughter had a great time breaking up the old crayons and dividing them among the different spaces in the silicone pan we bought. It was really easy to pop the cooled crayons out of the silicone pan and it was pretty easy to clean up afterwards too. We did put the pan on a cookie sheet so it was easy to get in and out of the oven because the silicone was bendy.

They were a hit with both teachers and kids and we would absolutely make these again.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Banana Bran Muffins

This is one of our “Go-To” recipes when we want to make muffins. It may just be our favourite. We make them plain, with chocolate chips, dried cranberries or fresh berries too if we have them. You can also add nuts but due to allergy concerns I don’t cook or bake with nuts. It is a great way to use up any overripe bananas. The recipe makes a very light, moist and delicious muffin.

It is a great recipe to use when cooking with kids too. My daughter helped with pouring the ingredients, stirring and tasting the finished product.

We got the recipe from Allrecipes. com

Click on the link to get the whole recipe Banana Bran Muffins

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Project of the Month - January 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a good time ringing in the New Year.

Winter is in full swing here and it is COLD! We have our extra blankets on the bed and our flannel pajamas out to keep us warm.

Every year I make my daughter new flannel pajamas. This year I picked out 2 very cool flannels: superheros and froggies.

Here is the before:

And here is the after, 2 pairs of super cute, cuddly and warm flannel pajamas.