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Posted by on Aug. 17, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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Share something you did with your kids that could be edible and fun.  I have a 20 month old so I try to find activities that if she tried to taste it, it would be safe.

Here is a recipe for homemade fingerpaint.

Easy Fingerpaint

Ingredients

2 cups white flour
2 cups cold water
food coloring

Directions

Put water into a large bowl.  Slowly add the flour, while the children are stirring.  Once it's all mixed together, divide into smaller bowls and add food coloring.

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momofnatalie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Playdoh


Take the marshmallow and apply peanut butter to it.  Then squeeze the marshmallow and peanut butter in your hands. This is the messy part.  Once you squeeze these together for about 3-5 minuets the stickiness kinda fixes itself.  I know that sounds crazy but the mess starts to form a solid.  Once you have your solid you have your playdough!  Now you and the kids can play with it and then taste it if you want.


Marshmallow Playdough-edible & fun

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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Quoting momofnatalie:

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Playdoh

Take the marshmallow and apply peanut butter to it.  Then squeeze the marshmallow and peanut butter in your hands. This is the messy part.  Once you squeeze these together for about 3-5 minuets the stickiness kinda fixes itself.  I know that sounds crazy but the mess starts to form a solid.  Once you have your solid you have your playdough!  Now you and the kids can play with it and then taste it if you want.

Marshmallow Playdough-edible & fun

Love this one

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

This craft involves using an oven, make sure children are supervised when doing this craft! 

Here's what you'll need...

• Lifesavers (7 for one lollipop) 
• Popsicle stick 
• Baking sheet 
• Tin foil 
• Oven and mitt 

Here's how you make it...

1. Place a piece of tin foil on your baking sheet, and place your popscile stick on top. Start to make your flower by placing the 'center' of your flower directly on top of the stick. Place another candy directly below, on top of the stick as well (these two candies must be on top of the stick or they will not melt properly). 

2. Arrange the rest of your candy around in a circle. Make sure all of the candies are touching otherwise they will not melt together. 

3. Place in the oven at 250F for 11-13 minutes or until the candy has melted over the stick. Let cool and peel off of tin foil.

These look great wrapped in a clear treat bag, tie a ribbon around and you have a great party favor or gift!

If you want to spend the extra money you can buy white 'lollipop' sticks in the cake/baking aisle at your local craft store. 

Although the sticks prevent sticky fingers, you don't have to put the sticks in. If you don't want the sticks only 'bake' for 8-10 minutes, or until the candy has melted together (keep in mind that they melt a little more even after you remove them from the oven). These would look great on top of a cake! 

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 3 cupsChange Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan; remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and soft drink mix in a large bowl; stir the vegetable oil into the flour mixture using a spoon, not a whisk. Pour the hot water into the bowl and continue stirring. When the dough is cool enough to handle, turn it onto a lightly-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Store unused portions in refrigerator.


Colorful and Edible Play Dough Recipe

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM


sand art for kidsNow on to the simple recipe for edible sand. Materials

Place 1/2 cup of cornmeal in a container. Add 2 envelopes of Kool-Aid (unsweetened drink mix) for every 1/2 cup for the best color and scent. Add about 1/4 tbsp of water. Water is added for the drink mix to give out its vibrant color and scent. Mix thoroughly with hands or a spoon until the color spreads evenly. If you want a more moldable sand, add more water.. Place them in separate containers and place the lot in a big shallow plastic tub. The children can enjoy the colors first and then we all know what happens! They enjoy the mixing process even more. Cornmeal in itself is a fantastic sensory material. We first used it in our alphabet sensory bin. Then in our desert sensory bin and in our fall activities for math post. Note: remember the cornmeal is yellow and the color you add with mix in and give you a secondary color. The green sand you see is actually cornmeal and blue Kool-Aid.

momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Dirt Cups recipe
photo by:kraft
Wonderful memory's attached to this recipe
posted by
JCSS
on 12/18/2007
time
prep:
15 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
8 to 10



what you need

1
pkg.  (16 oz.) OREO Cookies
2
cups  cold milk
1
pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
 Worm-shaped chewy fruit snacks

make it

CRUSH cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor.

POUR cold milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies.

PLACE about 1 Tbsp. of the remaining crushed cookies in each of 8 to 10 (7-oz.) paper or plastic cups. Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture; top with remaining crushed cookies.

REFRIGERATE until ready to serve. Garnish with gummy worms just before serving. Store leftover desserts in refrigerator.

bbyblueAK
by on Aug. 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Some of the ones we have done have already been posted. Lol
momofnatalie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Love this one, I'm going to try it!

Quoting momofsixangels:

sand art for kidsNow on to the simple recipe for edible sand. Materials

Place 1/2 cup of cornmeal in a container. Add 2 envelopes of Kool-Aid (unsweetened drink mix) for every 1/2 cup for the best color and scent. Add about 1/4 tbsp of water. Water is added for the drink mix to give out its vibrant color and scent. Mix thoroughly with hands or a spoon until the color spreads evenly. If you want a more moldable sand, add more water.. Place them in separate containers and place the lot in a big shallow plastic tub. The children can enjoy the colors first and then we all know what happens! They enjoy the mixing process even more. Cornmeal in itself is a fantastic sensory material. We first used it in our alphabet sensory bin. Then in our desert sensory bin and in our fall activities for math post. Note: remember the cornmeal is yellow and the color you add with mix in and give you a secondary color. The green sand you see is actually cornmeal and blue Kool-Aid.


momofnatalie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

My DD loves this one since she can eat the entire thing.  lol

Quoting momofsixangels:
Dirt Cups recipe
photo by:kraft
Wonderful memory's attached to this recipe
posted by
JCSS
on 12/18/2007
time
prep:
15 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
8 to 10

what you need

1
pkg.  (16 oz.) OREO Cookies
2
cups  cold milk
1
pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
 Worm-shaped chewy fruit snacks

make it

CRUSH cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor.

POUR cold milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies.

PLACE about 1 Tbsp. of the remaining crushed cookies in each of 8 to 10 (7-oz.) paper or plastic cups. Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture; top with remaining crushed cookies.

REFRIGERATE until ready to serve. Garnish with gummy worms just before serving. Store leftover desserts in refrigerator.


Hannahsmommy816
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM
1 mom liked this

 I've seen edible play doh but haven't tried it yet

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