VIDEO: Bunny race car recipe

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Bunny race cars
Bunny race car

Everyone wins this race!

Twinkies roar to life in this year’s Easter Invitational as determined marshmallow bunnies fight for a place in your winner’s circle. 


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Bunny race car recipe

Yields 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Twinkies
  • 2 Peeps bunny marshmallows
  • 2 pretzel twists
  • Frosting (for attaching ingredients)
  • 4 large marshmallows
  • 8 large candy sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut a small rectangle out of the top of each Twinkie about 1/3 of the way from the ‘back’ of the car.
  2. Using a bit of frosting, attach the bottom of the Peeps bunny to the cutout portion of the cake facing toward the front.
  3. Using frosting for glue, press the pretzel twists in front of the bunny Peeps.
  4. Cut the large marshmallows in half to create 8 ‘wheels’ and attach them using frosting to the side of the ‘car’ where tires would go. If desired, you can also decorate the wheels with a ‘rim’ made from large candy sprinkles.

Bunny race cars

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Father’s Day DadsPass Template

Source: spoonful.com

If you’re looking for something special to give Dad this year, these “DadsPasses” make the perfect gift.Dad passes

Download Disney Father’s Day DadsPass Template

How to make it

  1. Print the page and cut out each DadsPass. Present them to your dad on Father’s Day, and don’t give him any trouble when he’s ready to use them.

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Haystack Creatures

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

Serves: 9

Total Time: 1 hr 30 min

Prep Time: 30 min

 

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

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Stick Horse Tutorial

Source: lightbluegrey.blogspot.com

On special request I made you a stick horse tutorial. If you like to read more about these horses, just go here, here and here.

This is what you need to make one of them:
  1. (old) sock, big mensize
  2. 2 buttons in a bright color
  3. 2 small (black) buttons
  4. quite a lot polyether stuffing
  5. strong white thread
  6. strong dark thread
  7. extra long needle
  8. normal needle
  9. thick woolen yarn for the manes
  10. leftover wool to embroider
  11. cotton rope to secure the sock to the stick
  12. piece of (imitation) leather or about 1 meter of leather strip 2,5 cm wide
  13. about 1 meter of thick natural or polyester rope for the rein
  14. felt for the ears
  15. punch to make holes in the leather strip
  16. 2 key rings diameter 3,5 cm
  17. 2 bells
  18. (old) broomstick (not pictured).

Get started. Cut the broomstick, not on the rounded side, to the desired length. Make a ridge on a distance of 30 cm from the cutted top. Fill the sock with stuffing. Attach the manes, starting from the heel of the sock, down to the opening for about 15 cm. Tie up with double knots. Be sure to attach the manes in a row close to each other.

Attach the eyes, take care to attach them symmetrically. Take a long and strong white doubled thread, make a knot and start on the spot of eye 1. Go with the long needle to the other side, attach with a normal needle a colored button and a small button on top (eye 2) and go backwards to the knot. Attach eye 1 the same way and go back. Attach eye 2 for a second time and go back. Attach eye 1 for a second time, finishing with a knot under the button. Cut.

Make the mouth. Take a long and strong dark doubled thread. Go with your long needle right through the sock, go again in the same direction through the sock on the same spot, then again for a third time. Pull for shaping a mouth and make a secure knot. When finished just rotate the thread in order to vanish the knot from sight. The knot is now into the sock. Pull the mouth a bit down to get a better result.

Cut quarter circles of felt, taking two colors and two different diameters, in my case 18 and 14 cm. Fold and stitch across to shape an ear. Attach the ears to the sock, be sure to do this symmetrically.

Cut with a metal ruler a leather strip of 2,5 cm wide, 1 meter long. Hold the key rings on both sides of the head and measure the length needed for the top strip, which is about as long as the under strip. Cut top and under strip 5 cm longer than measured. If you like to, you can punch holes in the top strip to embroider a name afterwards. Attach bells to the key rings. Attach top and under strip to the key rings, by sewing a cross with the strong dark doubled thread. Put it on. Measure from one key ring, down to the lower side of the manes, back to the other key ring. Cut a third strip 5 cm longer than measured (in my case 50 cm). Attach this strip the same way to the key rings and under the lower side of the manes. The manes will hang over this attachment. Attach rein to the bridle.

Put the stick into the sock, right up to the sock’s heel. If needed add more stuffing. Go with a needle and a strong dark doubled thread about 2 cm from the opening of the sock. Turn around the stick a few times, securing the thread through the ridge. Go back to the outside of the sock again, turn around the sock a few times and tie securely. Tie now (on top of the dark thread) with the cotton rope like in the picture, starting by turning around over the beginning of the rope as tight as possible and ending by pulling the rope with the long needle under all strings. Cut. Call your child!

This tutorial is for personal use only and may not to be used commercially.

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Rainbow Bubble Snakes

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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!

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