7 Cute Christmas Ornaments To Make With Craft Sticks

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What are Craft Sticks? Craft sticks are actually Popsicle sticks and tongue depressors like doctors use to check out our throats. Tongue depressors are wider than Popsicle sticks. There is no need to eat lots of Popsicles or swipe tongue depressors from the doctor’s office. Boxes of them are sold in the craft section of department stores and they are very inexpensive. Other craft supplies … Continue reading 7 Cute Christmas Ornaments To Make With Craft Sticks

Thanksgiving Memory Tablecloth Idea

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Start a Thanksgiving Memory Tablecloth Because of distance or travel time, Thanksgiving may be one of the few times during the year that certain loved ones can get together. Since children,grandchildren, nieces and nephews grow and change each year, this year try starting a Thanksgiving Memory Table Cloth. It is an easy and inexpensive way to create a special family keepsake.   Materials for Memory … Continue reading Thanksgiving Memory Tablecloth Idea

12 Terrific Ideas For a Red Ribbon Week Door Decorating Contest

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  Red Ribbon Week Door Decor Does your school, office, or dorm have a Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest? Need some fresh ideas? The contest comes around every year along with other activities to honor Red Ribbon Week. It comes around the same time as, you guessed it, Halloween, so it’s not unusual to see a Halloween theme incorporated in the decorations. History of … Continue reading 12 Terrific Ideas For a Red Ribbon Week Door Decorating Contest

Jack-o-lantern Cheese Ball For Halloween Parties

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball For Fall Turn your cheese balls into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween! This cute cheese ball will delight your guests, and if you are invited to a fall potluck event, it travels well. Simply follow a cheddar cheese ball recipe and form the cheese ball into a pumpkin shape. Tinted cream cheese will give your¬†pumpkin cheese ball a jack-o-lantern face. A green bell pepper’s … Continue reading Jack-o-lantern Cheese Ball For Halloween Parties

Creative Snacks For Nut Allergies

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Many early childhood programs assign children days for taking turns sharing snacks for snack time by bringing them in from home. One February, we wanted to get really creative and send a snack in to commemorate American Dental Health month. They are made by slicing red apples, spreading peanut butter on the slices and attaching mini marshmallows as teeth. But alas! We remembered that a … Continue reading Creative Snacks For Nut Allergies

Fall Themed Cupcakes: Autumn Color Frosting and Candy Acorn Toppers

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Beautiful autumn color can inspire just about anything, even cupcakes. Celebrate the season with my autumn-inspired cupcakes. Granny Smith apples and spice give these cupcakes the flavor of the season. They smell wonderful while they’re baking and give the kitchen such a warm, homey feeling. To frost your fall cupcakes, experiment with mixing just the right amounts of yellow, brown, red and orange food colors. … Continue reading Fall Themed Cupcakes: Autumn Color Frosting and Candy Acorn Toppers

Using Acorns, Seeds, Pods And Pine Cones In Fall Decor

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Fall Decorating Using Acorns Seed Pods and Pine Cone I love the rustic feel and colors of Autumn. All the pine cones, seeds, and seed pods signify the end of the growing season. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures that can make some interesting crafts. Use them as part of flower arrangements or in Fall crafts such as a sustainable pine … Continue reading Using Acorns, Seeds, Pods And Pine Cones In Fall Decor

Use A Real Pumpkin As A Planter For Fall Flowers

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The Season of the Pumpkin Pumpkins are a big part of fall and the end-of-the-year holidays from jack-o-lanterns to pumpkin pies. All around town this time of year, you can find pumpkin-flavored coffee, pumpkin ice cream and all sorts of pumpkin treats. You see them stacked by scarecrows and hay bales on lawns. Here’s a cool idea for using pumpkins. Make a pumpkin planter for … Continue reading Use A Real Pumpkin As A Planter For Fall Flowers

Egg Free Cookies: Peanut Butter Cinnamon

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Egg Free Cookies Scenario one: It is a snow day and you and the kids get the urge to make a batch of fresh, hot homemade cookies. You get out your favorite cookie recipes and decide on peanut butter cookies. But alas, you go to check on your ingredients. You are out of eggs, and you can’t get to the market anytime soon. Scenario two: … Continue reading Egg Free Cookies: Peanut Butter Cinnamon

Easy Snacks Using Refrigerator Biscuits

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Refrigerator Biscuit Donuts Making biscuit donuts was always lots of fun for a Saturday morning with the kids. We just popped open a can of biscuits, cut out holes with a soda bottle top, and fried holes and rings in oil to a golden turn. While they were hot, we flavored our biscuit donuts in ways only limited by our imagination. We made a traditional … Continue reading Easy Snacks Using Refrigerator Biscuits