Alison's Pretty Little Diary
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Chew on Your Pencil
- Cheese sticks
- 1/2-inch-thick slices of bologna
- Bugles corn snacks
For each pencil, cut off one end of a cheese stick so that it's flat. Use a paring knife or apple corer to cut a 3/4-inch circle out of the bologna.
Dab one end of the circle into the mustard, then attach it to the flat end of the cheese stick.
Snap off the end of a Bugle so that its edges are even, and gently press it onto the other end of the cheese stick. Slide half a raisin onto the Bugle for the pencil tip, and you've got a snack that's just write!
PB & J Blossom Sandwiches
- Peanut butter or cream cheese
- Jelly or jam
- Water bottle cap
For each sandwich, cut two slices of bread into flower shapes with a cookie cutter.
Cut a hole in one of the slices by pressing a water bottle cap into the center.
Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the whole piece and place the slice with the hole on top.
Sandwich on a Stick
- lunch meat
- grape tomatoes
Cut up cubes of bread, cheese, and lunch meat (we ordered 1/2-inch-thick slices of ham and turkey at the deli counter).
Slide the cubes onto a skewer with other foods your child likes, such as a grape tomato, a piece of lettuce, a pickle, or an olive.
Set out a side of mayo or mustard for dippin.
- 2 slices of bread (one white and the other whole wheat, roughly the same size)
- Cookie cutters, 1 large and 1 small (ours measure 3 1/4 inches for the hand and 1 1/2 inches for the heart)
- Set the 2 slices of bread on a cutting board. Cut out the centers of each with a large and a small cookie cutter.
- Swap the center cutouts, so the wheat bread has a white bread design and the white has the wheat, then assemble your sandwich.
- Yellow, green, and white frosting
- Red Skittles or M&M's
- Small plastic bag
- Rubber band or twist tie
- Chocolate-covered graham crackers
- White Good & Plenty candies
Cover the cupcakes with yellow frosting and allow them to sit for an hour before decorating. Dab each red Skittle or M&M with a bit of green frosting for the apple's leaf, then set them aside.
Put a tablespoon or two of white frosting into a small plastic bag for piping. Cut a very small hole in a corner of the bag, twist the top of the bag closed, and secure it with a rubber band or twist tie. Piping the frosting gently out of the hole, write messages on the chocolate-covered graham crackers. Leave space at the bottom of the cookie, where it'll be stuck into the cupcake.
Cut a groove in the cupcake's frosting with a knife, then fit a blackboard into the groove. Add one Skittle or M&M apple and a piece of Good & Plenty chalk, as shown.
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