Thursday, March 22, 2012

Baking a rainbow

Originally uploaded by stacycakes

We made these cupcakes on st. Patty's day, and as you kn ow we have made every kind of rainbows imaginable, so why not cupcakes!
This recipe was taken from family fun magazine and the kids had a ball making them as well as eating them.
Here is the recipe:
Prepare a box of white cake mix according to directions, than divide the batter into 7 smaller bowls, now it's time to mix the colors...
Red- 18 drops red coloring
Orange- 12 yellow and 4 red drops
Yellow- 12 drops of yellow
Green- 12 drops of green
Blue- 12 drops of blue
Purple- 9 drops of red and 6 drops of blue
Now you are going to spoon each color in one at a time starting with the purple on the bottom, and ending wi the red on top, this is a bit time consuming but they come out beautiful, bake as directed and serve, fun and delicious! Enjoy

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fun with milk and food coloring

Originally uploaded by stacycakes

Here is a really cool science experiment. You take a shallow dish and pour just enough milk to cover the bottom. Add different color food coloring, I used green, yellow and two different blues. Dip sime q-tips in dishwashing liquid and than take one and dip it into the milk. Watch as the colors start to move, do not stir the milk around, just keep dabbing the tip in at different areas where it looks like the colors are still very concentrated. Watch the co,ors dance and move around, great fun, ours looks like the planet earth, don't you think?

Monday, March 12, 2012

M&m fun

Originally uploaded by stacycakes

I saw this fun lesson on a lovely website from England. Anything to do with chocolate is a bonus for me, so I thought the kids would love this and they did!
We started out sorting the m&m's by color, the kids had a blast doing this, when we were done sorting we observed which color had the most candies and which had the least.
I than added water and we went out the play....upon returning the m&m colored coating had melted away, the m&m logo had risen to the top and the kids were ready to paint with them. What fun the kids had painting with all the colors and a bonus was they smell great. We are saving our paintings to hang for our art show.
Supply list:
Large bag of m&m candy
Plastic cups
Paint brushes
Water color paper

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Peanut butter chocolate chip waffles

Originally uploaded by stacycakes

I made these for maids the other night and they were a big hit. Sometimes they enjoy breakfast for dinner, the novelty never wears off!

2 cups waffle mix or bisquick
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
Sprinkling off cinnamon
Chocolate chips, as many as you wish
Pam for the waffle iron
Heat waffle iron
Mix bisquick,eggs,milk and vanilla. Add p.b. And cinnamon, when all incorporated add in chocolate. Ladle onto waffle iron and cook until golden and delicious. Serve with cut up strawberries, orange wedges and bananas. Enjoy!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sensory fun with rainbow rice

Originally uploaded by stacycakes

We have been doing lots of things with rainbows, so when I needed a good idea for my sensory table, colored rice seemed like a fun choice. The kids are nabbing a blast with it, I added some small sand toys, rakes, funnels, shovels, and than the kids decided to add some matchbox cars. Than I added some large collared gems, the fun is endless!

Here's what you need to make it:
White vinegar
Food coloring
Cookie sheet
Place 1 1/2 cups of rice for each color you want to make. Add 1 tbs vinegar and food coloring. Seal the bag and have the kids shake until the colors all mixed unto the rice. When all the colors are mixed, gently pourontoa cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes in a low oven,225.add toys and have fun!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Rainbow love

Originally uploaded by stacycakes

This week we reviewed the letter "r". I was trying to think of fun letter r projects, we made raindrops one day, traced the letter r, made colored rice for the sensory table and made colored rainbows. I filled an egg carton with alt he colors of the rainbow and had a special painting tool that pulls the paint, kind of like an ice scraper. I put all the different colored paint on the tip of the scraper and let the kids pull the paint onto the paper, they came so beautiful!.... Next post, colored rice for some sensory fun!