Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Animal Theme

Since this past week has been rainy and grey, I thought it would be fun to do some animal themed snacks and crafts. So here's a little peek into what we did this week.

For lunch we had Octopus and Seaweed
We just made up a package of Ramen Noodles, dyed with a little blue food coloring (in the water before noodles were added) Then made hotdogs and split with knife to form legs, then used mustard to dab on some eyes and a smile.

Next we made bathtub floaties. I took this idea from Family Fun. Click here for instructions.
Then for dessert we had Cream Puff Swans

Just make cream puffs like normal. Spoon some batter into a plastic sandwhich bag and snip off a small corner. (Mine was a little too big, so this swan has a huge head!) Then squeeze batter out of bag into an "2" (This way you have a head and the bottom sticks into the bottom of the cream puff) . Then spoon remaining batter onto greased baking sheet into rounded mounds and bake. When they have cooled, split in half. Remove the insides from the bottom half and add swan head (the #2's) into bottom half. Fill with pudding. Then cut the top half into half again, making "swan wings" Add "wings" into the bottom and dust with powdered sugar.

We also like to read books so in keeping with our animal theme we read a book entitled "Animal Babies in ponds and rivers" and The Ugly Duckling.

Still to come: Homemade suckers in animal shapes, bathsoaps in animal shapes, and animal sun catchers.


  1. Adorable!! You're so creative, Kathy! But...you assume I've actually ever MADE cream puffs "like normal"... :)

  2. I agree, I have never made cream puffs "like normal" This is wonderful. Your girls are so blessed to have a mom like you.

  3. Great idea for the cream puffs. I haven't made them in a long time, but you've given me incentive to try the swans!