I wanted to make healthy ice lollies for my kids and someone suggested using coconut milk. Which is brilliant because then my 10month old can also enjoy it. All I then needed was to add fruit. I choose blueberries. I blended a whole can of coconut milk. and blueberries (Disclaimer: using a whole can of coconut milk made it more coconutty than blueberry so next time i’ll use more blue berries and less milk.) and pour it in the cylicone ice lolly molds. I found cylicone moulds to be brilliant. could never figure out how to take an ice lollies out of those hard plastic molds I then let it sit in the freezer for a few hours. and tested it with my almost 4yr old.to say it was a hit was an understatement
i saw this idea a while ago on pinterest and had some extra cupboard doors in our storage from cupboards my dh dismantled. So this weekend i went to buy door handles and a gel stain and got working.
First i sanded off the varnish off the door with a 200grain sandpaper. This is the hardest part of this project. Once i was finished and wiped of the dust. I started applying the gel stain as directed. I have dark wood furniture so wanted this to fit in with all my other furniture. i applied about 2 coats and the end result…I am using the inside of the door as the right side of my tray. Once they stain was dry i covered the edges so i can spray the inside of the tray.with this Chalkboard spray.the result…The i roped dh in to put on the handles. I went for a more modern look with the handles.
I decided to make something
special for the teachers at my girls school. I saw the chocolate spoons to make
hot chocolate idea in Child Magazine
What you need
Chocolate slabs (1x 180g slab makes 10 spoons)
Plastic or wooden spoons
I cut up the chocolate and melted it a bowl in the microwave in 30sec increment till melted.
Pour chocolate in spoon and the let the girls decorate spoons. Once spoons are cooled put in fridge till hard.I used cellophane to individually wrap the spoons and made a tag and tie it with a ribbon to the spoon.
The original recipe states you just need one spoon per glass of milk. I tried it and to get a nice chocolaty taste you actually need 2-3spoons per teacup. So i put that on the tag
I know i have posted about our wrapping paper tradition. But what makes this special is the fact that my youngest has now started to join in the fun. Looking forward to many more wrapping paper decorating with both my girls. Tomorrow is the school’s birthday and we were asked to buy CD’s as presents for the school. We did hand prints for the wrapping paper today.
A while ago I made my diva a Big sister t-shirt to wear at the hospital at the birth of her baby sister. Today was a rainy day and to keep my divas occupied I thought I’d do a re-run of this activity, as my niece has not done something like this before. They each got out of their cupboard a plain t-shirt. I clipped it to a clipboard with pegs, so it wont move around and gave them the fabric paint and brush to draw whatever they desire. It was a sure hit.
In the spirit of Christmas I decided we must make Christmas tree canvases to put up in the house. I had some canvases My diva painted a while ago but didn’t really come out the way I wanted she had her own vision for them.