Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pinterest Adventures Volume 1 - An Update

I previously posted about the projects I am planning on tackling this month. In the post I mentioned making apple smiles and cloud dough. Well, Lilly and I had some fun yesterday with both of these and here are my results.

Apple Smiles

The apple smiles are stupid easy to make. You only need sliced apples, peanut butter and marshmallows. I decided to use "The Bees Knees" peanut butter which is peanut butter and honey mixed together and is delicious.

You then spread the peanut butter on two apple slices and place marshmallows in between them. Notice how they look kind of like a smile. My only issue with these were that they were difficult to eat and messy. I ended up making them open faced instead of an actual smile. So, they aren't as cute but they are much less messy.

Lilly was more interested in picking off the marshmallows and I had to play the "take another bite of apple and I'll give you another marshmallow" game. I however thought they were a fantastic snack. I am considering making some sort of apple, peanut butter, marshmallow panini in the future. I'll let you know how that works out.

Moon Dough

Moon dough is also ridiculously easy to make but it is quite messy so I recommend that you do it outside. All you need is flour, baby oil and a container for the end product. Then you mix 8 cups of flour with 1 cup of baby oil.

 I chose to use baby oil with shea and cocoa butter in it so it smelled really nice. Combining these two ingredients will give you something that feels like flour but is moldable. This was a fun project for Lilly to help with.

She also loved playing with the dough. She probably spent 40 minutes playing with the dough and a cup.

She was, of course, COVERED in flour when she was done but, it was easy to brush off of her and we did it outside so it wasn't a big deal. I placed the dough in a Rubbermaid type of container so it will be ready for her to play with again tomorrow and the next day. So, this was a total win and only cost a few dollars to make but will give hours and hours of fun.
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