Tag Archive: children crafts

rugelachs & pencil holders

Yesterday’s (Day 9) in our advent calendar was baking (strawberry jam) rugalachs ! Yum ! We had half of them …

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paper crafts

Sorry for being a bit late at journaling what was done during our Advent Calendar ! Life happens, right !On T…

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lollies and wood burning

Yesterday’s (Day 5) activity wasn’t an activity, it was a sweet treat, that you can see above. (one dark choc…

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frost bitten

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Today’s activity (Day 4) in our Advent Calendar couldn’t have been more appropriate, it was making frosted glass tea light holder, and I actually lost all of my cosmos flowers last night because of Jack Frost … (well, I’m amazed they lasted so long !)

It was pretty easy & fast (after a long school day, it had to be !), they simply spread (with their fingers) white glue (like Elmers’ I think but any kind of simple, school glue would do) on a glass jar (the ones we used, used to be jam jars) then sprinkled some fine salt and voilà ! We let them dry & then I tied a piece of twine around and added the tea light, and that was it !

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If you want a more child friendly version, simply use (beaten) egg whites & sugar. That’s what they had used when they made this activity a long long time ago, when they were little.

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I think the result is beautiful in comparison to the time and money spent, which is almost nothing for both ! Very cozy result indeed, what do you think ?

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With love,

Sonia

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frost bitten

frost3.jpg

Today’s activity (Day 4) in our Advent Calendar couldn’t have been more appropriate, it was making frosted glass tea light holder, and I actually lost all of my cosmos flowers last night because of Jack Frost … (well, I’m amazed they lasted so long !)

It was pretty easy & fast (after a long school day, it had to be !), they simply spread (with their fingers) white glue (like Elmers’ I think but any kind of simple, school glue would do) on a glass jar (the ones we used, used to be jam jars) then sprinkled some fine salt and voilà ! We let them dry & then I tied a piece of twine around and added the tea light, and that was it !

frost1.jpg

If you want a more child friendly version, simply use (beaten) egg whites & sugar. That’s what they had used when they made this activity a long long time ago, when they were little.

frost4.jpg

I think the result is beautiful in comparison to the time and money spent, which is almost nothing for both ! Very cozy result indeed, what do you think ?

frost2.jpg

With love,

Sonia

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frost bitten

frost3.jpg

Today’s activity (Day 4) in our Advent Calendar couldn’t have been more appropriate, it was making frosted glass tea light holder, and I actually lost all of my cosmos flowers last night because of Jack Frost … (well, I’m amazed they lasted so long !)

It was pretty easy & fast (after a long school day, it had to be !), they simply spread (with their fingers) white glue (like Elmers’ I think but any kind of simple, school glue would do) on a glass jar (the ones we used, used to be jam jars) then sprinkled some fine salt and voilà ! We let them dry & then I tied a piece of twine around and added the tea light, and that was it !

frost1.jpg

If you want a more child friendly version, simply use (beaten) egg whites & sugar. That’s what they had used when they made this activity a long long time ago, when they were little.

frost4.jpg

I think the result is beautiful in comparison to the time and money spent, which is almost nothing for both ! Very cozy result indeed, what do you think ?

frost2.jpg

With love,

Sonia

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“ba-bi” the healthy biscuits

I have not invented this recipe, but I’m sharing my own way to make it. A couple of days ago, I had a bunch of ripe bananas (like Harry Belafonte would say himself), and thought of a creative way to use them. I remembered I had seen such a recipe somewhere, so I whipped it right away.

I gave the recipe a fun name so I remember it more easily : “Ba-bi” (BAnana BIscuits). The ingredients are simple & healthy. For this recipe I used (all organic) ripe bananas, thin-rolled oats, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips (you could skip them or replace them with sultanas). So my recipe here is a four-ingredient recipe. Rolled oats & bananas have many healthy benefits, which you can read about here and here. You should read this article about whether or not rolled oats should be considered as gluten free, if you are concerned.

BA-BI

makes 18 biscuits

INGREDIENTS
4 ripe bananas
2 cups thin-rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded coconut
72 chocolate chips (I used 4 per biscuit)


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INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven at 180°C / 350°F.
Mash the bananas.
Add the rolled oats & coconut & mix in well.
On parchement paper, place a tablespoon of mix & flatten to give a round shape.
Gently press four chocolate chips on each biscuits.
Put in the oven for at least 15mn.
I let them for 5 extra mns because I found they were not baked/dry enough.
They will be rather moist, not crunchy or dry, you have to be aware of that.
Remove from oven & cool on a wire rack.


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My boys liked them, more than I thought they would. I was proud of them because they are really healthy, and does not really taste or look like shop-bought biscuits. I know I will bake them again !

The recipe is so easy that a child could do it on his/her own ! (here’s a child activity for your child/ren or grand-child/ren for this summer !)

I hope you’ll like them too ! Let me know if you bake them too !

ox

Sonia

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painting curtains on windows

The other day, I let you see a sneak peek of what I had done on my bedroom
windows. Let me explain what it is & why I did it.

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