Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kit Kats

My son is turning 3 tomorrow. He is not a big fan of cakes.
So what to make him for the special day?
He LOVES candy... especially Kit Kats.
I saw this creation online, on several sites, it is PERFECT for my son...

2 - 8 inch round cakes, frosted.
Press the Kit Kats into the side,
fill the 'bucket' with your favorite candy,
tie a ribbon... and you're done!!
My son will be on such a sugar high from the candy -
he'll ignore the cake completely.

He saw the cake today and said, 'Oh, a bucket for my candy!' :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hamburgers or Hot Dogs anyone?

When I saw these on Bakerella's site I knew I had to try and make them, and what better time to do that then for the 4th of July. Then I found the idea for the hot dogs on {this} site. They were both so fun to make, I only wish I had the brains to come up with the idea!
*One thing I found that just by cutting the cupcake in half made for a really tall burger so I cut the middle out of the cupcake so it wouldn't be so giant and an easier way to transport. And I bought a tube of red frosting then split up the can and colored half green and half yellow... red is just such a hard color to make in frosting.

The hot dogs were so fun to make! My sister loves the circus peanuts and I hate them but they were the perfect thing for the bun.
I cut up some green gummy bears for the relish. And I had a tub of caramel from a baking supply store that I put in the microwave for a few seconds and it was very easy to roll it into hotdog shapes

Then just for fun I made red white and blue cupcakes that the hotdogs were then placed on top.

Again I wish my brain would allow me to be this creative, but I did have a great time re-creating these cupcakes!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Songs and Nursery Rhymes

I bought a laminator a few weeks ago... and I've been putting it to good use!

I printed off different songs and nursery rhymes, colored them and laminated them.
My son LOVES to pull them out and sing.

Itsy Bitsy Spider
(the clouds and sun are velcro-ed on and the spider is on a piece of yarn that he can pull up or down the water spout ;)

Hickory Dickory Dock

On the back I put the words... so Daddy (or anyone) can sing along as well.

The Wheels on the Bus

They are all kept in folders in a file box. My son can open the box and pull them out whenever he wants to play.

I also have:
3 Little Pigs
5 Little Monkeys
5 Little Pumpkins
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Little Miss Muffet
Humpty Dumpty

I can't find the website where i found the nursery rhymes.
Do a Google search and you'll find something.

They are a little bit of work, but if you laminate them you'll have them for years to come!

Summer fun

I saw this fun activity on Let's Explore.

I put the toys in a bowl one layer at a time, let that freeze and did another layer. This way the toys didn't all float to the top.

My son loves it! He looks like a little archeologist trying to dig for artifacts.

And the best part is... it works great for a toddler's attention span. They can play for a few minutes... get bored... put it in the freezer... pull it out later!

We've played with it outside on the lawn... and inside on the table when it got too hot outside.

Hours of enjoyment! Try it.