Watermelon/Raspberry Lemonade Pops
Place 2 ½ cups seedless watermelon chunks in a blender.
Have the supervisor blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
Add ½ cup Raspberry or Regular Lemonade to the mixture.
Pour into pop molds or small plastic cups covered with foil.
Add sticks or handles and freeze for about 3 hours until firm.
It’s easy for younger kids to pour and stir a packaged pudding, but older kids can try this homemade version too. The chilling process also teaches delayed gratification.
- ½ cup white sugar
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Mix ingredients in medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Microwave 3 minutes on high. Stir.
Continue to cook for 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until thick and shiny.
Cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the pudding and chill for about 3 hours, until firm.
No-Cook Play Dough
Kids can help make and then play with it.
Mix together 1 cup salt and 3 cups flour. Add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil.
Mix Food coloring drops with 1 Cup water.
Slowly add water to the salt mixture, mixing and kneading with hands, until you like the consistency.
Stores for 3 days. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Apple Pie Crackers
A fun snack kids can make with supervision.
- 2 apples, peeled and sliced in ¼” wheels (Cutting is for the supervisor to do. Optional – bake or microwave to soften.)
20 large whole-wheat crackers
1 tub Noosa Yoghurt – any flavor
Kids assemble crackers by layering raw or cooled apple slice on one cracker, adding a spoon of yoghurt and sprinkling with cinnamon, then topping with the second cracker.
Try making your own delicious butter from cream.
You need a glass jar with a tight lid, and heavy cream.
- Fill your jar half way with whipping cream.
- Put the lid on the jar and close it tightly.
- Shake it and shake it some more. After about 15 to 20 minutes it will begin to form a soft lump.
- Keep shaking until the jar has a solid lump of butter and it has separated from the liquid buttermilk
- Pour the contents of the jar into a strainer to strain out the buttermilk. (You can save the buttermilk to make pancakes with.)
- Wrap the butter in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Slather it onto an English muffin or toast. Mmmm.