Source: Woman’s Day – By Frank P
Perched on toasted coconut, these wacky aliens looking for their spaceship are sweet and savory treats made from chow mein noodles coated with melted chocolate, then finished off with green jelly bean eyes and purple sugar dot pupils.
Photo Credit – Kate Sears
- 8 ounce(s) bittersweet chocolate (such as Hershey’s), finely chopped
- 1 can(s) (5 oz) thin chow mein noodles (we used La Choy)
- 1/2 cup(s) vanilla frosting
- 18 green jelly beans
- 18 small purple or blue sugar ball candies or jumbo nonpareils
- Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil.
- Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt on high in microwave 1 to 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Scrape chocolate into a large bowl; add noodles and gently toss with a rubber spatula until all the noodles are evenly covered in chocolate.
- Drop heaping 1⁄4-cupfuls of noodle mixture into 9 haystacks on prepared cookie sheet. Let dry 1 hour at room temperature (or speed it up by refrigerating them 30 minutes until hard).
- Put frosting into a small ziptop bag; snip off a tiny corner of the bag and pipe 2 dabs onto each creature and attach 2 jelly bean eyes. Pipe a dot in center of each eye and attach a candy ball in center. Let dry 1⁄2 hour.
Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about what we are going to do this summer. Love it! One of the fun activities that they wanted to try was making bubble snakes. Simple, easy and made with thing that I had laying around my house. Perfect! All you need is an empty water bottle from your recycling, duct tape, a sock that is missing its match (which we seem to have an abundance of), dish soap and some food coloring.
Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off. Next slide the sock over the bottom of the bottle. We used colorful duct tape to secure our sock, but you could use a rubber band as well. I love how quick and easy it was to make. My kids love making things from our recycling. Last summer they made their own sprinkler
using some of the same materials and it is still the sprinkler of choice.
Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix. Dip the sock covered bubble blower into the solution and gently blow.
We decided to add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring. The kids dropped the food coloring onto the sock covered end. It was a bit messy, but the kids LOVED it! Lots of fun giggles.
Annika added a rubber band to hers as well as the tape. She makes me smile! I love the blue and purple bubbles.
Rainbow snakes were definitely a hit in our house!