Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Few Christmas Vacation Science Projects

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over Christmas break? Here are a few science projects I’ve found on the web. This has two Christmas suggestions. Identifying mystery powders, includes a decision chart and backstory (I’m guessing Mrs. Claus isn’t very good at food storage safety). Requires basic household supplies: baking powder, baking &hellip Continue reading »

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Crochet a Border on a Store-Bought Lap Blanket

Woohoo – fast and easy Homemade Christmas project. The store-bought throws that are $5-$10 at every store during the holidays often have a whipstitched edge, which works perfectly as a base row for a personalized crochet border! Talk about an easy AND satisfying first crochet project – lots more useful than making crocheted washcloths and &hellip Continue reading »

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Santa Loves Doggies…

… And so does Boo! He’s making his favorite four-legged friends a special present this year. Dog Biscuits 2-3/4 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal flour (or oatmeal) 3/4 cup powdered milk 1 cup finely chopped carrot 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 tablespoon wheat germ 1/2 cup peanut butter 3 T oil 1 T molasses &hellip Continue reading »

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 cube of butter 1/2 cup milk 2 cups sugar 4-4.5 cups oatmeal 3 tablespoons cocoa Heat the first 3 ingredients in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Bring to a hard boil and boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in oats and cocoa. Quickly spoon  in heaping teaspoons onto &hellip Continue reading »

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Train and Truck Set

The finished set has: a train engine Caboose for the train, or a camper for the pickup A truck (can be a semi or a pickup) One semi trailer One tanker 4 trailers/cars. The truck can be used as a pickup (using the caboose as a camper), or as a semi-truck. We had to make &hellip Continue reading »

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