Thursday, April 10, 2014

Homemade Finger Paint!

Thanks to Pinterest I found some easy to make Edible Finger Paints.

I made the paints last night and then this afternoon the kiddos and I enjoyed painting with them. They had a weird texture to them. And I don't think that they tasted very well. I managed to keep Lyric from eating it. But with Michael.... That was a little harder. He managed to sneak a little taste here and there. And he wasn't too into painting. He did stick his fingers in it a couple of times, but didn't really paint on the paper. I knew that he was getting tired because as Lyric was finishing up he was rubbing his eyes and his face. And can you imagine what happened when he started to rub his face. The paint that was on his hands went straight to his face and his eyes. I wasn't able to get a good picture of his face after he rubbed his face. 

Lyric loved the paints. She didn't want to stop. :) It is going to be another go to paint in the future. I think that she liked the feel of them. She would scoop the blob of paint up that I put on her paper and would smear it across her paper. Then she started to mix all the paints in her hands and then would go about and make her masterpiece.



The Recipe:
1/2 C Cornstarch
3-4 Tbsp Sugar
2 C Water

Mix in a saucepan over low-medium heat until it becomes thick but smooth. Let cool. Scoop into bowls or cups and add food coloring.

Thankful Thursdays Wk. 15


Day 86 - Friday 4/4/14
Hubby did the dishes for me.

Day 87 - Saturday 4/5/15
A really nice and warm day. Had all the windows and the door open and letting in lots of nice fresh air. :)

Day 88 - Sunday 4/6/14
A nice and relaxing Sunday.

Day 89 - Monday 4/7/14
A good friend who gives me her coupons that she isn't going to use.

Day 90 - Tuesday 4/8/14
A really good couponing trip. :)
Spent: $38.08
Before Coupons/ECBs: $172.74
Saved: $134.66
Savings of: 78%

Day 91 - Wednesday 4/9/14
Living close to Walgreens and CVS. Walked to both places in the last two days. :) Saving money and getting in a good walk. Feels good. :)

Day 92 - Thursday 4/10/14
Easy Homemade art recipes. Easy to make, you know exactly what is in everything you make and if it is safe to eat or not.

Day 10 - Fuzzy


Lyric sleeping with her Fuzzy Pooh Tie Blanket. 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homemade Pancakes

So, Monday morning and this morning I made egg-less pancakes. I wanted pancakes but didn't have any eggs. So, I got to looking on the computer for pancakes that didn't involve eggs. Well, I found a very easy recipe. And it tasted wonderful! And both the kiddos enjoyed them as well. They both out ate me. But that doesn't surprise me. Lyric ate 4 pancakes Monday and this morning and Mikey ate 3 pancakes Monday and this morning. I can see these pancakes in our very near future again. Like probably next week if not this weekend. :)

After we ate breakfast we cleaned up. Lyric wiped down their table and I vacuumed the floor, with Michael's help of course. I've got some pretty amazing kids, I must admit. Even if they don't listen to me very well. :(


Now, you probably want the recipe... Huh?
I found this recipe over at Rak's Kitchen.

I added a few things to them to make them a bit sweeter. :)
I used:
2 c flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
a dash of salt
1 tbsp of cinnamon
2 c milk
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp or so of vanilla

1. mix all of the dry ingredients first.
2. add the milk, oil, and vanilla. mix well. let sit for 10 minutes.
3. heat griddle. 
4. pour batter, do not spread. heat until bubbles pop and the color changes. then flip and heat the other side until finished. 
5. serve with butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and/or syrup. however your heart desires.
6. enjoy!


"Slamming Doors"

The other night I was working on getting the kiddos ready for bed. But they had no desire to come to me to get diapers/pull ups on and jammies put on. Instead they wanted to play in their room and open and close the bedroom door. They both got a hit out of it. Michael's face was just priceless! He was having a blast!