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Five simple  ways to make APRIL FOOLS DAY fun with your kids!  These are easy and healthy recipes that are sure to make your kids smile when they open their lunchbox or come into the kitchen for an after school snack.
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Silly Mouth Apple Snack – Fun Snack Ideas for Kids

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Grape Caterpillars ~ Fun and Healthy Snacks For Kids

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Butterfly Celery Snacks – Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids

To make these you need celery cut into 2 1/2 inch sticks, fill them with peanut butter.  Then place two pretzels on each side to make wings.  Place craisins or raisins down the middle.  Break a pretzel into pieces to create antennae.  You can use raisins as eyes or Wilton candy eyes.

Silly Apple Smiles ~ Kid Friendly Recipe

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Creepy Apple Mouth ~ Funny Snacks for kids

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Edible Painted Bread... a fun idea for April Fools.

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Eggs and Bacon Aprils Fools Prank

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Where’s the Donuts… April Fools Prank 

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April Fools Jokes ~ A Pan of Brownies or BROWN E’s

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Aprils Fools Prank -Peeper Lunch 

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 Aprils Fools Prank – Fake Moldy Bread

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How to make FAKE Edible Poop for April Fools Day

 

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Grandmas Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes ~ Quick and Easy Recipe

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When I was little my Grandma always made pineapple upside down cake,  the smell of sweet cake filled your lungs as soon as you walked in the door.   Grandma made everything from scratch, and I do not think I could ever recreate the exact ewwy gooey goodness she made.  But these cupcakes are a fast and easy copycat version that make me think of and remember the happy memories of my childhood.

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Ready in 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1?2 cup butter, melted
1 1?2 cups brown sugar
24 maraschino cherries
2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
1 box of yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups pineapple juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease 24 muffin cups.
3. Line a work surface with waxed paper
4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.
5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an even layer.
8. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
9. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.
10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
11. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with pineapple and cherry sides up.

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Crock-Pot SCCPCCM350-CH Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, 3.5-Quart, Charcoal

I love my crock-pot, so why would I need/ want another one.  Well this is NO ORDINARY Crock-pot, this is a casserole crock, with a shorter side wall and large bottom.  You can take the casserole insert OUT and bake in the oven…. YES bake it in the oven then put it back in the crock pot to keep it warm. Or sue the lock down lid for easy transport.  If you want to cook the whole meal in the crock-pot that is fine too, but I love that his has so many OPTIONS.


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Valentines Healthy Treats, Grape Hearts, quick and easy to make perfect for school parties, Healthy Snacks, DIYValentine’s Day Grape Hearts ~ Healthy Valentines Treats

Valentine’s Day is all about the hearts, so why not treat kids to these tasty and healthy hearts shaped grapes? You can make your own Valentine’s Day heart grapes in just minutes, and using no more than a handful of grapes and dollar store heart picks. Here is how you can get started crafting your own, just in time for Valentine’s Day parties and gatherings! Perfect for school parties or think how excited your kids would be to find these inside thier lunch box!

Supplies needed:

  • Large, fresh grapes (red grapes work great!)
  • Heart picks (sold at Dollar Tree in a package along with cupcake cups)
  • Knife

If you can’t find the picks like we used here, you can always use toothpicks to hold your hearts together. As mentioned ours were found at Dollar Tree, sold along with the cupcake cups as cupcake toppers.

Directions:

1. Begin by washing and drying your grapes well.
2. Cut each grape in half at an angle. Refer to the photo to see how to make this cut. Simply cutting the grape in half won’t work. You need to be sure the cut is made at an angle.
3. Turn one grape upside down so that when pressed together, the grapes make a heart shape.
4. Run a skewer, toothpick, or pick through the grapes to hold them together and retain the heart shape.

Your Valentine’s Day grape hearts are ready to be enjoyed. Have children munch on them as is or you can serve them with yogurt or fruit dip.

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