Thursday

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Kids


Sweet Candy Card

Materials:

Large card stock, color of choice
One dozen candy in packages (look for ones that you can create sentences with)
Black marker
Tape

1) Create message first using other paper.
2) Cross out or replace words on candy to suit your message.
3) Lay candy on card stock, leaving enough space for words.
4) Using marker, create your message.
5) Use tape to adhere candy to card stock.

Here is the message we used:

To an Extra (used Extra gum) Special Daddy (used Sugar Daddy, crossed out sugar)

Thank you for a great life with you (used lifesavers, replaced saver with with you). We were gonna take you on a trip to the Milky Way (used a mini Milky Way) or give you 100 Grand (used 100 Grand) or let you go on a shopping spree (used spree candies) or a trip to New York (used a York candy). But we thought you would enjoy this sweet letter better! We sure hope you don't burst (used Starburst, crossed out Star) or roll away (used a mini Milky Way, crossed out Milky) after eating all this sugar (used Sugar Daddy, crossed out Daddy). You are the best Daddy (used Sugar Daddy, crossed out Sugar). Don't stop (used Gobstoppers, crossed out Gob, replace with Don't and crossed out pers) being the coolest. 
Love, Mya


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Footprints

Materials:

White card stock
Frame
Black non-toxic washable ink pad (available at most craft stores)
Template from Internet or MS Word

1) Open your program of choice, i.e. Microsoft Word.
2) Select template.
3) Insert poem and additional wording of choice.
4) Print. Let dry.
5) Create footprints on paper using ink pad. Wash feet immediately.
6) Let paper dry. Insert into frame.

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My Daddy's Hand

Materials:

White card stock
Frame
3 pictures of daddy and child
Template from Internet or MS Word
Hand image (do a Daddy's hand search and many will come up)

1) Open your program of choice, i.e. Microsoft Word.
2) Select template.
3) Insert pictures.
4) Insert poem and additional wording of choice.
5) Print. Let dry and insert into frame.




Saturday

Mummy Dogs for Halloween Dinner!

Mummy Dogs



Ingredients

1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls
10 cheese hot dogs
Mustard


Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.





Step 2: Unroll dough. Cut dough into 6 separate pieces. Next cut thin strips, totaling approximately 25 strips. Strips should be both longer and shorter for the bottom and top.



Step 3: Wrap each hot dog, leaving a space for the eyes.



Step 4: Place in oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes.



Step 5: Remove from oven. Add two drops of mustard for the eyes on each mummy dog. 

Step 6: Enjoy your Mummy Dogs and Happy Halloween!

7 Days of Halloween Treats - Saturday

Scary Spider Saturday

A Recipe from 7 Days of Halloween Treats, by Kimberly Hodgkins




Ingredients

Spider mold
Green caramel chocolate baking chips



Step 1: Prepare 1-2 hours prior to making pancakes. Microwave baking chips for 30 second increments until melted. Stir.

Step 2: Pour chocolate into spider mold. Place in freezer for one hour.

Ingredients

2 cups pancake mix (makes 10-12 pancakes)
1 1/3 cups water
Green food coloring
4 tablespoons sugar or 6 Stevia packets
2 teaspoons vanilla
Black gel
Chocolate spiders (see above)

Step 1: Spray cooking spray over griddle. Heat to 375 degrees.



Step 2: In large bowl, mix pancake mix and water thoroughly. Add 8 drops of green food coloring. Stir until mix is green throughout.



Step 3: Add sugar or sweetener and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.



Step 4: Pour ¼ cup pancake mix onto griddle for each pancake. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, approximately 1-2 minutes. Turn pancake, cook until golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes.











Step 5: Draw spider web on each pancake using black gel. Place chocolate spider(s) on web.


Step 6: Enjoy your Scary Spider Saturday Pancakes! Happy Halloween!

Friday

7 Days of Halloween Treats - Friday

Frankenstein Fingers Friday

A Recipe from 7 Days of Halloween Treats, by Kimberly Hodgkins




Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Mix
Green food coloring
Green frosting
12-24 slivered almonds
Strawberry jelly
Black food gel





Step 1: Mix sugar cookie mix as directed. Add green food coloring (optional).



Step 2: Using a spoon, make finger shapes across cookie sheet, 2 lines with 6 fingers shapes.

Step 3: Bake as directed on package. When done remove from oven, let cool.



Step 4: Cut in half and trim cookies with knife to resemble fingers.




Step 5: Frost each finger cookie’s tip with green frosting. Place almond sliver on each tip.



Step 6. Place a dab of strawberry jelly on the bottom of each finger cookie.



Step 7: Using black gel, draw three lines in the middle of each finger cookie.


Step 8: Enjoy your Frankenstein Fingers Friday!

7 Days of Halloween Treats - Thursday

Thing Thursday

A Recipe from 7 Days of Halloween Treats, by Kimberly Hodgkins




Ingredients

3 Mozzarella string cheese sticks
2-3 tablespoons cream cheese
5 slivered almonds
1 half hamburger bun
¼ of half hot dog bun




Step 1: Place mozzarella sticks on plate or cutting board. 



Step 2: Cut mozzarella sticks into finger sizes resembling five fingers (i.e. thumb, pinky etc.). Cut three lines in the middle of each finger.

Step 3: Trim hamburger bun to resemble the palm of the hand. Trim the hot dog bun to resemble a wrist.

Step 4: Place cheese sticks, hamburger bun and hot dog bun on plate or serving tray to resemble a hand. Spread cream cheese on the tips of the fingers (cheese sticks), hamburger bun and hot dog bun.



Step 5: Place an almond sliver on the tip of each finger (cheese stick).


Step 6: Enjoy your Thing Thursday!