Monday, June 21, 2010

Patriotic Crafts from FamilyFun

If there's one thing that parents really enjoy, it is handprint crafts from kids. I know many of you will enjoy this eagle handprint design. FamilyFun has it the design on a t-shirt but I'm sure you could use this idea in many ways.

More patriotic ideas from FamilyFun:

Confetti Launcher: Fireworks happen only after dark, but this craft creates a pop of color any time of day. Kids pull back on the string to release a shower of tissue paper confetti, then gather it up and refill the launcher again.and again.and again.

Wig and Tutu in One: Powdered wigs are so 1776. Celebrate the Fourth in 2010 sporting a crazy red, white, and blue pompadour. Or, if you prefer, wear the tulle creation as a tutu. *You can have this craft done in 30 minutes or less.*

Spirited Bike Spinner: Old Glory won't be the only thing blowing in the breeze this Fourth. Made from a strategically snipped and bent plastic bottle wrapped in tape, this colorful bike accessory twirls in the air as your kids pedal.

A Patri-botic Centerpiece: Do U need a GR8 helper 4 yours picnic on the 4th? Well, this is one can-do robot. His recycled-can head holds a hair-raising array of utensils, and a clear container belly keeps cookies safe from eager little hands until it's time for dessert.

A Star-spangled Welcome: This bunting-inspired paper wreath will look as snappy as a salute on your front door.

Do you have any favorite patriotic crafts?

image: Disney FamilyFun


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Crazy Cucumber Snake Recipe

Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day!

I know that I have been trying to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into our meals. One way that I have done this is by having fresh cut up fruits and veggies on hand. I keep them stored in the refrigerator inside storage containers. When it is meal or snack time, I just pull out the sliced cucumbers, oranges, carrots, etc and the kids munch on them. This method has been very effective.

Disney FamilyFun Magazine has a cute idea to help your kids get excited about eating their vegetables. Check out their Crazy Cucumber Snake.

How do you promote healthy eating in your home?

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