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Free printable primary program cover 2015

It is primary program season! If you are LDS you are going to love this printable!

I serve in the primary presidency in my ward and it is my favorite calling I have ever had. I believe this is the 4th program our presidency has put together. Its about time that we made our own program cover!

If you aren’t LDS, each year in the fall the ward (a ward is a church congregation that worships together according to the area where you live) has the children give a presentation of what they have been learning over the year. It is fun for the kids to get to share what they have learned with their parents and fun for the parents to watch their cute kids up on the stand!

If you haven’t had your program yet, feel free to use this for your program cover! I have it saved in color but prints beautifully in black and white!

You can right click the photo at the beginning of the post and save it, than print it, or use this Savior  for a higher quality image.

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Tissue paper pumpkins, great party favors

Pumpkins are one of the first things that come to mind when I think of fall. I love decorating with them and using them whenever I can. I have never been a huge Halloween fan. I don’t mind it, but having kids has made me enjoy it more because it is so fun for them. But, I am not a fan of the creepy side of the day. I like the cutesy, fun part. These are perfect if you are like me!Easy Halloween or Thanksgiving treats , perfect for school parties. Tissue paper Pumpkins, kids crafts made easy

All you will need is:

orange tissue paper (cut 1 sheet into 4 equal squares)

green washi tape

candy or surprise to put inside

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All you have to do is take a couple of pieces of your candy and place them in the center, pulling the sides up into a little bag. Make sure that all of the edge is able to be gathered together so there isn’t any holes for your candy to fall out.

Once it is gathered give it a couple of twists to keep it from opening. Once you have twisted it shut, wrap the washi tape around the twist. You will have some paper hanging over the top. Simply trim that off with a pair of scissors to leave a clean edge.

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These would be great for party favors for a fall party, a class party, for trick or treaters, or even for a Thanksgiving treat on each plate in a place setting. The kid’s table would really love it!

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How to make Butter – Homemade Butter in a Jar

How to make butter

It’s Matt. I made Butter in a Jar back when I was a kid at a youth activity. Making butter at home was very easy and just took some time. So the other day at the store I grabbed some Heavy Whipping Cream and planned a night with the kids to make DIY homemade butter. It is really easy and will provide some tasty and easily homemade butter!How to make butter

home made butter in jar

Ingredients:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – any amount 6 cups makes about 1 pound of butter
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon per pound of butter- optional, used for preserving butter
  • Jar – with lid, any size, baby food jars are great for kids to make it with

home made butter heavy whipping creamDirections:

Pour Heavy Whipping Cream into jars no more then 3/4 the way full. It is best to leave room for the shaking and turning action. Next begin shaking! And Shake and Shake. Some music to shake too makes it fun for the kids and helps pass time. Something with a fun and quick beat. The best way I figured to shake the jar was to hold it length wise in my hands with the lid in my palms and the base of the jar wedge in my forearms.

It takes about 5 minutes before you notice a thickening forming in the jar. This heaviness is the beginning of the fat changing and sticking together. At this point you really just have a thick whip cream in the jar. Keep shaking. At this point the jar edges will look like:
home made butter foam

 

As another 5-10 minutes pass you will notice the jar filling with the foamy cream.  It feels as if there is no room in the jar as the thick Heavy Cream is aerated even more with the shaking, but keep shaking. It will look like this:

home made butter cream

Keep shaking and don’t stop you are almost done when it gets thick. I have heard some add a large marble to the thick foam. But I don’t think it really matters. Just the pressure of the shaking will continue the fat to congeal together. Don’t worry if you don’t think the foam is “churning” or rotating in the jar, gravity and pressure is still working to form the butter.
Before you know it you will see the foam separate and a thin liquid forms in the jar. That thin liquid is buttermilk! The butter is in the last few moments of shaking. Keep shaking until the butter or mass inside is a consistent size.
home made butter buttermilk
At this point you can separate the buttermilk out and save it for biscuits or pancakes and other fun recipes. Then you can add the 1/2 teaspoon salt which is optional. Some say the taste is different, but the main reason is to preserve the butter. Now with the remaining butter you can place it in a small container for refrigeration and easy of using it. So congrats you just made you own butter!  Enjoy your work!
home made butter bowl
As the butter sets you may see drips of buttermilk on the butter. Just let it drip off and drain.
home made butter
DIY - Homemade butter in a jar
 
Recipe type: Condiments
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • Heavy Whipping Cream - any amount 6 cups makes about 1 pound of butter
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon per pound of butter- optional, used for preserving butter
  • Jar - with lid, any size, baby food jars are great for kids to make it with
  • home made butter heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Pour Heavy Whipping Cream into jars no more then ¾ the way full. It is best to leave room for the shaking and turning action. Next begin shaking! And Shake and Shake. Some music to shake too makes it fun for the kids and helps pass time. Something with a fun and quick beat. The best way I figured to shake the jar was to hold it length wise in my hands with the lid in my palms and the base of the jar wedge in my forearms.
  2. It takes about 5 minutes before you notice a thickening forming in the jar. This heaviness is the beginning of the fat changing and sticking together. At this point you really just have a thick whip cream in the jar. Keep shaking. At this point the jar edges will look like:
  3. home made butter foam
  4. As another 5-10 minutes pass you will notice the jar filling with the foamy cream. It feels as if there is no room in the jar as the thick Heavy Cream is aerated even more with the shaking, but keep shaking.
  5. Keep shaking and don't stop you are almost done when it gets thick. I have heard some add a large marble to the thick foam. But I don't think it really matters. Just the pressure of the shaking will continue the fat to congeal together. Don't worry if you don't think the foam is "churning" or rotating in the jar, gravity and pressure is still working to form the butter.
  6. Before you know it you will see the foam separate and a thin liquid forms in the jar. That thin liquid is buttermilk! The butter is in the last few moments of shaking. Keep shaking until the butter or mass inside is a consistent size.
  7. home made butter buttermilk
  8. At this point you can separate the buttermilk out and save it for biscuits or pancakes and other fun recipes. Then you can add the ½ teaspoon salt which is optional. Some say the taste is different, but the main reason is to preserve the butter. Now with the remaining butter you can place it in a small container for refrigeration and easy of using it. So congrats you just made you own butter! Enjoy your work!
  9. home made butter bowl
  10. As the butter sets you may see drips of buttermilk on the butter. Just let it drip off and drain.

 

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Easy to make DIY hairbows

10/02/2015 12:00 pm · 0 comments

by Tami

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DIY hairbows that are easy to make

My daughter is a little old for cute little hair clips. So I was a little surprised when she asked me to make her some. I was glad to get the chance, because it has been a long time since she wore them! She plays volleyball for her middle school and she wanted them for her games. Since I had to buy ribbon for them anyway, I got enough to do them for the rest of the girls too so they could all match. These are perfect for putting on a pony tail or braid and work for little girls or big girls.

You will need:

Ribbon (I used 2 different colors for the team colors) grosgrain is best

sewing scissors

thread and needle

coordinating hair elastic bands

small candle

Begin by cutting your ribbon in the desired size. I used about 18 inches for each bow.

Once your ribbon is cut, lay it down so it looks similar to an awareness ribbon (think breast cancer or similar)

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Once you have your ribbon with the tails the length you want them to hang, fold the top of the curve down so it rests underneath the sides like so. Once you are there you will want to adjust them so they are even and look nice.

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Once they are the way you want them, grab your thread and scissors and tie a knot in the end. Grab a fairly long piece because you will be wrapping around several times.

You will also grab your ponytail holder and hold it against the back.

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Push your needle and thread through, starting from the back so the knot doesn’t show. Wrap around the bow and through the middle of the ponytail holder several times. Be sure to hold tight so it isn’t loose. You want a good tight grip.

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Once you have gone around several times, secure your thread by passing the needle through under the loops a few times.  Trim off your edges.

Now it is time to make sure they don’t fray. I am sure you had some fraying as you made your ribbon. Light a small candle and hold the ribbon near, but far enough that it will not actually catch the ribbon on fire. You just want it to singe and melt the very edge so that there will be no additional fraying.

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I normally wouldn’t pick gold and brown if I was just randomly picking, but that is our lovely school colors so that is what I made.

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