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Groundhog Day Pudding Cup Snacks

Groundhog day is February 2nd, which will be here before you know it!  I don’t know about you, but I am really hoping we don’t end up with that extra six weeks of winter he always predicts this year!   Groundhog day falls on a Sunday this year, so wouldn’t these cute little pudding cups be perfect for a Sunday night dessert?

What you will need:

Instant chocolate pudding

Milk (to mix the pudding)

plastic cups (the ones I used were 20 oz)

Nutter butter cookies

Mini chocolate chips

Chocolate graham crackers

Icing (to stick on the chocolate chips)

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Begin by preparing your pudding so it can set.  I used a large box and got 5 cups 2/3 full out of it.  Let that set in the fridge.

Crush some chocolate graham crackers in a baggie so they are finely crushed.  Set aside.

With your icing (I bought a tiny tube of white for this but somehow it didn’t make it home with me so I had to use what I had on hand which was red.) put 2 small dots on top of the nutter butter for the ears and 2 on the front for the eyes.  Place a mini chocolate chip on each of those spots.

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Now your pudding should be set up.  Scoop it into your clear cups.  Leave room at the top for the “dirt” (or graham cracker crumbs).  If you drip any or get it on the side, just wipe it up with a napkin to make it look nice.  Now sprinkle with a good helping of crackers for your dirt.

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Its time to place your groundhog in the ground.  Push him down so just his head is peeking up above the ground.

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That’s it!  So, did he see his shadow?  I don’t think he had time to at our house before the poor little guy got eaten up!  This was a great dessert for the kids to help make also and was a fun project for all of us!

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Football Juice Boxes~Football Party Idea

This weekend is the big game!  Whether you are hosting a party, going to a party, or planning on just tuning in at home, this idea will have even the littlest football fans feeling the football spirit!  Or, maybe you aren’t watching the game at all, but are planning a sports themed party for a kid in your life.  These would be perfect for that!  A decoration that is useful and inexpensive!

You will need:

Brown paper (I used normal weight scrapbook paper but construction paper or card stock would also work)

White paper (Scraps work nicely)

Scissors and glue or tape

Juice boxes

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Begin by cutting your paper into three strips.  Now fold around your juice box creasing with your fingers as you get to an edge.

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Tape or glue the paper to the box.  I would recommend this, because otherwise the paper could slide off and then you will have a juice box accident on your floor.  So, unless you are going to have the child take off the football paper before drinking, do yourself a favor and attach it to the box.

Once you have covered the juice box, you can cut off the end of your strip of paper.  If you used paper with a white side like I did, you can use those scraps for the white accents.  If not, grab a piece of printer paper or some scraps.  Cut some thin strips.  You will want one longer one and a few shorter ones.  Attach them on to resemble the laces or threads.  This would work great on boxes of crackers too.  It would take more paper, but would make your party set up look great!

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Valentines FREE Printable to make an easy gift idea, Crush Valentines, Free Printable Valentines, Easy DIY gift ideaAfter All These Years I’ve Still Got A Crush On You Valentines Day Card ~ FREE Printable DIY

Ever wonder what to get your man for Valentine’s day? Look no further. Grab some crush and remind him of your beginnings. You can still have a crush after all these years- and lets be honest…you probably do! So why not let him in on the little secret! In the photo I used a two liter bottle of orange crush to spice up with this adorable FREE Printable tag. The printable comes in two sizes just in case you want to jazz up a 6 pack of glass bottles of crush or a box of cans. Since you might have a few extras why not leave them lying around the house, in his lunch or on his car- to remind him of how much you love him! Enjoy!

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This has got to be the coolest idea to use with Mason Jars. This awesome lid can be used to hold so much, from cute candles inside the jar and one on top, to make up remover pads inside the jar and q-tips on top. You could use this to hold all kinds of things in your craft area of your house or even in the kitchen!mason jar candle lidMason Jar Tapered Cup Lid Barn Roof

  • Use this lid for Q-Tips, votives, tea lights, or many other small items.
  • Barn Roof Finish.
  • Tapered cup is 2″ tall and 1½” diameter at the bottom.
  • 3″ diameter and 2″ tall.
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