Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pre-K Fun

Oceans in a bottle!  We’re just finishing our Oceans unit and made these today.


We had a gazillion of these…


And all of this:


I filled the bottles about 1/3 of the way with blue water (food coloring).  Then I filled another 1/3 with vegetable oil.  The kids added glitter, confetti, and sequence.  I glued the lid shut with Elmer's glue and then hot glued the edges just to be sure those little kiddos could not open them!


The kids LOVED every minute of it.  They were mesmerized by their oceans when they were finished making them.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Edible Easter Baskets

Another great Bakerella idea…





Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Edible Easter Flowers


I knew I was going to make these for Grandma’s big Easter brunch this year, and I’ve been so excited.  So at 1:30 this morning, I started baking!


I’ve never made cookies on sticks before, so I wanted to make sure the stick would not fall off.  If you can tell, there’s extra dough on the back of the cookies to make sure the stick stays put!


The back looks kind of funky, but the other side is really cute!  I’ve always piped/flooded cookie icing, but I wanted to try painting it on.  If you get the right consistency of icing, nothing flows over the edge.  Let me tell you, this saves time!  And if you take your time, it looks just as good;)


I bought these buckets and foam at Hobby Lobby!


The ribbon was intended to be placed around the bottom of each cookie, right where it meets the stick…but I did not succeed in tying beautiful bows.  Maybe you’ll have better luck!


Here’s the finished pink one…so cute! (As you can tell, I finally finished when the sun came up!)


And here are the rest.  Edible Easter flowers!  Yum!  They will look so nice on Grandma’s tables.


With the rest of the sugar cookie dough, I made bunnies and carrots. 


I used a sugar dough recipe from a simple online search.  For the icing, I mix together 2 egg whites and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.  Then I add 3 cups of powdered sugar.  I add water to find a consistency that works for me:)  Enjoy!

I must quickly show what a Pre-K mom made for our spring party!  These bags are so adorable!


Hopefully these pictures inspire someone, somewhere:)