I’m always looking for new things or crafts for us to do at home. Adding in Disney just peaks my girls interest so much more, and keeps her engaged. What can I say we are definitely a Disney family.
These sun catchers are something fun for the kids to do. They can hang on the window to catch the beautiful rays of sun in a fun way. If you have older kids they can do most the work, with younger ones like my toddler you will need to do most the work.
Here is what you need:
A fun paper plate- these were themed to Valentines Day but you could use anything
Big Pieces of Glitter or Confetti
Clear Contact Paper
Mickey Cookie Cutter (you can also just use a cut out)
Pen or Marker
To start flip your plate over to trace your Mickey head onto the paper plate.
Poke your scissors through to cut out the Mickey shape. The plates I used were super thick and harder to cut. I might recommend using something a little less thick.
Cut 2 pieces of contact paper to fit the middle of plate.
Add contact paper to back side of the plate then flip over and add the glitter or confetti. Once that’s added top with the other piece of contact paper, and make sure to smooth it down really well.
I decided to add some ribbon but you don’t have too. To add it I just poked a hole with my scissors and strung it through.
Now you have a fun sun catcher you can make with supplies you probably already have at home. If we could get some Sunshine here so we can use ours that would be great! Make sure to show me all your creations.
We are all about some popsicles around here lately so I have been trying new recipes once or twice weekly! My Daughter has a milk allergy, and I am mostly dairy free except for cheese and the occasional ice cream because well… With that said I am always looking for new favorites when it comes to dairy free options.
We have really grown to love the So Delicious Coconut Milk yogurt. They have a good variety of flavors out there, though sometimes they seem hard to find in my market and it still taste good. Actually I think the flavored and sweetened ones are almost to sweet so I opt for the Plain Unsweetened and add to it myself. This also of course eliminates some of the extra added sugars. Its hot out so I thought why not freeze some yogurt into popsicles to make it seem like she is getting an treat at snack time. Let me tell you my daughter was a big fan! These are super easy and took me less than 10 min to make!
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk Yogurt
1 Cup Fruit of choice
1 Tablespoon of honey
4 part Popsicle Mold ( you may need more or less depending on your molds )
Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend together, this way the fruit can mix in well also. Pour into popsicle molds and pop in the freezer. I decided to do 2 different flavors so I spilt the recipe into 2 blenders. I made one blueberry and one strawberry. This made 1 individual blueberry and one individual strawberry popsicle and I layered the other 2. The layered ones are fun so next time I may just layer them all. You could also mix more than one fruit into the blender. The recipe is so easy to just swap around and try different combinations.
You can pull the popsicles out and wrap in parchment, that way you can use your molds again to make some more with just regular wooden popsicles sticks. I love these Reynolds individual sheets you can find here. One sheet was enough for all 4 popsicles and then I just tossed them in a freezer bag. These sheets are also great to line all your pans when cooking, they fit so perfectly.
After my daughter had her first one she asked for one daily when she got up from her nap. I love that they are just plain yogurt and fruit that she would usually make a disaster with so I didn’t mind letting her have them. They went super fast and I need to make another batch, and she thinks she is getting a special treat!
So what other flavors should we try next? Do you have some favorite dairy free recipes we should try this summer?
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