Week 5-- "Weather"
Nursery rhymes: "The Sky," "Twinkle, Twinkle," and "One Misty, Moisty Morning"
Recipe: Mudballs (chocolate cream cheese truffles)
Craft/activity: Seattle sunrise closet mural
Mud Balls (Chocolate cream cheeseTruffles)
2 Tbs. cocoa powder
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. cream cheese
|1. Prepare paper cups (mini-muffin liners or candy ones)|
|2. Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl |
(works best if cream cheese has softened
on the counter ahead of time).
|3. Chill mixture a bit, for easier handling.|
4. Lay out sprinkles on plate or shallow dish.
5. Gently roll cream cheese mixture into balls and
then roll in sprinkles. Place in prepared liners.
|6. Stare at your yummy creations before chowing down.|
My oldest daughter and I are setting up shop--selling modest shirts that we find at discount prices (we love a good bargain). We wanted a back drop for our mannequin, Mandi (you'll see her later). Here it is:
There are actually quite an array of colors in the sunrise--but I couldn't back myself any further into the wall to photograph the whole spectrum. I painted the sunrise and outlined the buildings (and painted the space needle). The kids filled painted in the all the buildings--good job staying in the lines!! (Just to give you an idea on the size--it's 5.5 feet wide and 8 feet tall).
Week 6--"Dog Days of Summer"
Nursery rhymes: "Where, Oh Where [has my little dog gone]" and "Old Mother Hubbard"
Craft: Hot dog invites
Recipe: Grandma Gibson's West Virginia Hot Dog Chili