Monday, February 21, 2011

CHERRY PILLOWS, HOMEMADE FINGER & BATH PAINT!



HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!

MONTHLY GIVEAWAY!

I have started a Monthly Giveaway. I will be drawing names from
followers that comment. The drawings will be on the 1st of each month!


Sending a bunch of Prim Dried Carrots with some Dried Grass to a lucky FOLLOWER that has commented during February!
These will be perfect for your Spring Decor. Remember each new posting you comment on, will be another chance for you to win the Prim Dried Carrots & Dried Grass


Your children or grandkids will have so much fun with these paints.

Heck why don't you and hubby have a fun time painting each other!


HOMEMADE FINGER PAINT

This recipe is really fun to make. The consistency of the paint is not as smooth as regular paint but as a medium it works really well. This recipe is completely made of natural ingredients found in your pantry.

UTENSILS NEEDED:

Saucepan
Measuring Cups (1 and 1/2)
Teaspoons
Bowls

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups flour
2 tsp.salt
2 1/2 tsp cold water
2 cups boiling water
Food coloring

DIRECTIONS:

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Pour 2 cups flour in a mixing bowl.

Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of cold water. Stir until smooth.

Pour flour mixture into boiling water. Continuously stir mixture until it becomes smooth and thick. Make sure it doesn’t become to thick. I think I cooked my mixture a little to long.

Once mixture has cooled, place in containers such as baby food jars or old play dough containers. Add desired food coloring.



HOMEMADE BATH PAINT

Why not turn bath time into a fun, creative art time with bath paints.
Great for tub paint! This recipe cleanes up easily, but you might want to test it first on your grout.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup body wash (Suave Kids free and gentle body wash)
5 tablespoons cornstarch
food coloring

DIRECTIONS:

Mix the cornstarch with the soap. You may need to adjust the amount depending on your soap. Mix it in one tablespoon at a time. Divide mixture into smaller bowls. Use small containers with lids to save for future baths. Add a drop or two of food coloring to each bowl and stir.
Now it is time to paint...
walls, tub and faces..



IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT'S DAY

"CHERRY PILLOWS"

These Cherry Pillows are, light, fluffy & super easy to make.

UTENSILS NEEDED:

Rolling Pin
Spoon
Baking Pan

INGREDIENTS:

1 can cherry pie filling
1 box puff pastry
dash of powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat Oven 400

Flatten puff pastry with rolling pin.

Spoon two tablespoons of cherry pie filling unto the dough.

Squeeze edges together.

Place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Cool. Serve with cherries and sprinkle with powdered sugar!







8 comments:

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

Sue, the Cherry Pillows sound wonderful.
I heard somewhere the other day that George Washington never really chopped down a cherry tree. I couldn't believe my ears.

MoriahsMama! said...

love the blog and yummy recipes...
the idea of homemade paint sounds great and would love to share with my daughter and daughter in law...
we love painting and using ingredients with so many allergies would be wonderful...
thanks and blessings ---mama m

MoriahsMama! said...

Love the idea of homemade paints and all. especially for the grand children that have severe allergies...
Thanks and blessings...

PS: Love your yummy recipes, we have used several over the holidays...

jennifer768 said...

Love your dried carrots. The cherry pillows look wonderful .I love cherries so I am going to be trying this for sure. Awesome blog.

cottageprims said...

The paints will be a great projects for the twins,I have all that on hand.The cherry pillows sound wonderful.Happy Presidents day!~Amy

Sue said...

Amy, my greatgrand children love the bath paints. The nice thing about them is there isn't anything in it that can harm their skin.
Sue

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

A fitting tribute to our Founding Father!
We used to make all our own finger paint, play dough, silly putty. Great memories! I taught HeadStart for 20 years. We had a very slim budget!
★Linda★

SANDI said...

Love the idea of the homemade paint! This is something my son and I can do together to keep him occupied! Those cherry pillows sound yummy!
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