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Thanksgiving Pie~ Paper Plate Craft

Here is a cute way for your kids to think about, and share what they are thankful for.  Would be a cute craft for them to put together as they wait for the yummy Thanksgiving feast get to ready!

You will need:

3 paper plates

brown paper

orange paper

1 brad (to hold the plates together)

glue

something to write with

Begin by cutting a large circle out of your brown paper.  I simply traced my plate on the back of my paper.  Cut the middle out of a  paper plate to create a template for the filling of your pie.  Take your template and trace a circle to cut out of the brown paper.  You should end up with a big letter o.  Glue that down well to one of your paper plates.

Using your template you made from the extra paper plate, trace a circle and cut it out of the orange paper.  Glue it on top of the brown.  This will be your pie filling.

Take your last paper plate and have your child write what they are thankful for.  Leave a little space between.  May be a good idea if your kids are young to take a ruler and draw lines for each “slice” so they know where to write.  Also have them write “I am thankful for” on top of the pie.

When they are done writing what they are thankful for, help them poke a hole through the CENTER of both paper plates.  If it isn’t directly in the center it will not rotate correctly.  Now cut out a slice from the top plate only.  Make sure you don’t cut too far and go through your hole you made in the center. Now simply line them up and secure your brad through both of them.

Easy peasy!  My kids loved making these and I loved hearing what they were thankful for.

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1st photo

What child does not like marshmallows-even more- cupcakes!  
Add a movie and you have a fun night with the whole family,
while eating these adorable popcorn cupcakes!

2ndSupplies:
Cake mix
White Frosting
Cupcake holders
Marshmallows
Paper
Red Marker
Tape
3rdInstructions:
Bake Cup cakes and let cool.
Frost cupcakes once they are cooled.
Apply the marshmallows on the top.
My 7 year old put them on the top-there is no specific way to make them look.
4thNext:
Make the striped muffin cups.
I drew out a pattern like this.
They have them online for free, but I decided to free hand mine.
5thI cut out the pattern and added stripes.  The stripes are 3 lines thick.
Meaning when I ran the marker across to make a stripe, I did so 3 different times to make a wider stripe.
I connected the two sides together with tape, which then formed a cup.
I dropped the cupcake into the cup.
6thALL DONE!

DO NOT PUT IN OVEN TO TOAST THE TOP OF THE MARSHMALLOWS!
Frosting will melt.  I tried this to see what would happen and I had   marshmallows and melted frosting everywhere. ha ha!
You can use a longer lighter and lightly toast the marshmallows, or a blow torch.  I chose to leave them plane.

They made my heart giggle when I saw them the first time.  My daughter and I had so much fun putting them together.
Perfect for a Circus Theme party too!
 

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silicone cake cavity individual piece moldsLekue 0216008R01M017 8 Cavity Cake Portion Mold, Red

Great way to make individual cake slices the perfect shape and professional look!

  • 8 cavity silicone mold to bake individual cakes
  • Mold cavities divide the cake into individual portions so you can enjoy a precise portion, without overdoing it
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  • Personalize each portion using different ingredients according to taste
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 Teacher Gift ~ Quick and Easy

It’s getting that time of year again time to think of teacher and graduation gift idea. We are here to help you with a quick, easy and inexpensive, but still adorable, gift for the teachers on your list.  They deserve a medal for putting up with that many kids.  All.  Day.  Long.  Seriously, they are saints.  So don’t forget to get them something to let them know that you are grateful for all they do for your kids.

You will need:

4×6 plastic picture frame (found mine at the Dollar Tree)

Scrapbook paper

Post it notes

A pretty ink pen

Embellishments ( on one I used a ribbon, the other a sticker)

You might remember that I showed you how to make this lovely gift for breast cancer awareness month.

The directions are the same here as they were there.

Take out the generic picture from the inside of your picture frame and use it to trace a square of your scrapbook paper.

Slide it into the frame.  Take off the back of the post it notes so the sticky part can be stuck onto the frame.  Press it on firmly.  Add your embellishments.

Throw in a pretty pen  and you are done.  Easy enough right?

These work great for male and female teachers.

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If you like this idea you might also like these:
Graduation Snack Cups ~ Healthy Graduation Snack

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Graduation Pops ~ How to make Graduation Pops

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Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cakes on poka dot paper, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Easter is a fun time of year to celebrate with food and family
One cake mix makes 2 bunny cakes.
I made one out of coconut and the other out of marshmallow,
since not everyone likes coconut as much as I do.
This was super easy and fun to make!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake ingredients, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Supplies
One cake mix -Any flavor
Coconut
Marshmallows
Frosting in a tub (I made mine with powder sugar-
this way my little fingers in the house do not eat the frosting. lol)
Jelly beans
Green Food coloring
Pink construction paper
Red licorice (if you desire whiskers)
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake mix, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeMaking the Cake
1st…Make the cake mixes following the direction on the back of the box (I usually substitute apple sauce for oil)
2nd…Grease and flour 2 pans (either 8 or 9 inch pan) and bake using the instructions on the box.
3rd…Take cakes out of the pan and put on a cooling rack.  Put in the freezer.
I made these cakes in the morning while I was cooking breakfast, and I finished the cake after dinner that same day. This way I can frost and decorate on my time!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow dying coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake, #dyingcoconutWhen the cake was baking, I made the green grass for the bunny to lay in.
How to make Green Grass Coconut
1st… Put 1 cup of coconut in a container with a lid.
2nd… Put 5-8 drops of green food coloring on top of the coconut.
3rd…  Put lid on the container and shake.
4th…Wow! Coloring coconut was that simple, and no mess!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow instructions, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeAssembling the Bunny Cakes
1st… Place the cake down and cut in half.
2nd…Frost both sides of the halves.
3rd…Put the halves together and place on the platter you will be using to display the cake
4th…Cut a piece out of the front and frost the piece.  Put the frosted piece on the back for the tail.
Since the cake is cold, it frosts easily.
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake with coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeFrost the Cake
Frost the outside of the cake, since the cake is cold; it frost easily.
Once you have frosted the outside and the frosting is drying, apply the coconut or the marshmallows.  Don’t let the frosting dry or the coconut or marshmallows will not stick.  Place the coconut or marshmallows in the palm of your hand and press on the cake.
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The Ears
1st…Cut out the ears.
2nd… Pinch the ears at the bottom.
3rd…Cut a slit in the top of the cake were you cut a piece of cake out.
Slice from back to front.  Slide the ear bottom in the slit area.
All done…Now it is beginning to look more like a bunny and less like a car.  (As my kids say)
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake the face, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeFinishing Up
Now add the jelly beans for a nose and two eyes.  You can use shoe string licorice for whiskers too.
Sprinkle green grass coconut on both sides of the bunny.  Add a few jelly to the grass coconut along side the bunny.

To Make the Bunny Fatter
To make the bunny fatter, you can use all 4- halves side by side to make him wider.

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Cupcake in a cone, icecream cones, cake mix, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinaconeMy mother made these CUPCAKES in a CONE as a child.  
They are perfect to take to a party or a picnic.
 No need for picking up the cupcake holders after the kids have eating off the frosting.  
They will eat all the way to the end!
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Ingredients:
1 Cake Mix
1 tub of frosting
24 ice cream cones (normal size)
muffin tin
Small Jelly beans ( we used Gimbal’s Allergen-Free Fine Candies Gourmet Jelly Beans)

Instructions:
1. Put the cones in the muffin tins.
2. Follow the cake mix instructions on the box.
3.  Pour the cake mix batter in the cones up to the line before the top of the cone. (look at photo)
4.  Bake-Use the chart on the back of the box for cupcakes.  Check with toothpick.
Cupcake in a cone batter, icecream cones, cake mix, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinaconemix5. Cool completely.
6.  Frost and decorate.
Cupcake in a cone, icecream cones, cake mix, jelly beans, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinacone
Here is the side view of the cupcakes in a cone!
Cupcakes in a cone made my a child, icecream cones, cake mix, DIY, Easy, Thrifty, #athriftymom,#cupcakesinaconeI have to tell my little secret!
My sweet 7 year old asked to decorate one, while I drew a blank of how to add a flower.
Here is what she came up with!
She gave me permission to copy hers

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