Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Awhile back I was able to get several boxes of Hot Chocolate mix for super cheap. I had so many I wasn't sure we would be able to drink it all this winter...until I came upon this recipe.
Frozen Hot Chocolate:
3/4 cup milk
2 packets hot cocoa mix
Put the milk, hot cocoa mix and ice in a blender. Blend until it is the consistency that you like. Enjoy!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pin the Party Hat on the Monster

Now that Christmas is over I am back to working on my boys parties. I made a pin the party hat on the monster game for my soon to be two year old son. I traced the design I wanted and then cut it out of felt.
I made a different party hat for each kid attending the party. I have attached a few of them so you can see what they will look like. The hats are also made out of felt and stick really well to the felt monster.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Photo Magnets

I wanted to give some of my friends a simple gift for Christmas. While I was looking for ideas I came across these super cute magnets. You can use scrapbook paper but I chose to use photos of their families. What better way to hold up your fridge clutter then with pictures of your kids?
I started out with the following items: Mod Podge, foam brushes, small round magnets, clear jumbo gems and a round punch.
I found the pictures I wanted to use and then printed them off in color.
I used the punch to cut out round picture circles.
I brushed on some Mod Podge to the back of the gem (the flat side) and pressed on the picture. Make sure to pat it down with your fingers to get the air bubbles out. I forgot to do that to a few and you can see the bubbles.
I then spread a thin coat of Mod Podge over the back of the photo. The Mod Podge goes on white but will be clear when it dries.
Coat one side of the magnet with Mod Podge and then press onto the back of the gem.
This is what the back looks like once it dries.
Once I had all the supplies it only took me about 15 minutes to do 20 magnets. They were fun to make and I plan to make some for my fridge really soon.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Reindeer & Snowman Oreo Pops

When I was asked to help with my sons school Christmas party I was so excited. I knew exactly what I was going to make. I had seen a post for these on another blog and wanted to try them. They are simple to make just takes a little time while waiting for the chocolate to harden.
1. Take double stuffed Oreos and take the top off. Put a stick into the cream and put some melted chocolate over the stick to help it stay in place. Put the lid back on and give it time to dry.
2. Dip the Oreos in melted chocolate until covered. Put broken pretzels into the sides to look like antlers. I used white chocolate chips for eyes and red M&M's for the nose. Let dry.
3. Finish up by putting a dab of black writing icing as the pupil of the eye. Let dry.
For the snowmen I did the same thing for the stick. Once dry I dipped them in melted white chocolate and let dry.
I used black writing icing for the eyes and mouth and white frosting with yellow and red food coloring (to make orange) for the nose.
These were super yummy and got rave reviews. Can't wait to make them again for a different holiday.