Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Do u have too many old and broken crayons that you don't know what to do with? We were in a similar situation and so was Ru and U. Here is our bag full of crayons..
With a blade I carefully cut the wrapper lengthwise and passed it on to the kids to peel them off. This itself was an activity on its own. They loved doing that.
Now, that we had all those peeled crayons, we broke them into small pieces. We had the oven preheated at 250.
The kids made their own color combinations into a mini muffin pan.
Then we baked it for about 10 minutes to melt all the crayons. We let it set again at room temperature for another 10-15 minutes.
S was too impatient and poked her finger into the last one on the bottom right while it was still wet.
Then we inverted them onto a plate. If you find them hard to invert, put the tray in the freezer for a few minutes..
Look at these beauties... I would like to name the green and brown one 'Mint Chocolate Chip'. Awesome job kids, High-Five!!!
And best of all, they are fun to color with and don't break as often as the traditional ones..
In my kids school, grading starts from Second grade. Before that its S (Satisfactory), N (Needs Improvement) and U (Unsatisfactory). We were excited to see that N managed the principal's honor roll for the first marking period. Her teachers are wonderful!! N, we are so proud of you... Keep it up!! We want to see more of these coming..
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
After the " poem by N, Father had to take them somewhere fun of course!! And common consensus was the Orlando Science Center. this time Ru and U were joining along so it was double the fun!!
|This is the Hurricane Simulator. The wind is blowing|
around 78.9 miles/hr as this pic was taken
|And this one is the Tornado Simulator|
R and myself were reading about Volcanoes as he was very interested in them at the Orlando Science Center. He wanted to surprise me after we were done by going an extra mile and making this display out of construction paper and an empty tube of M&M's. I thought it was pretty impressive, given that he made this out of whatever materials he had on hand.. The red part is the lava and the green area is the grass.. And of course there had to be a rescue helicopter in the picture!!
Here are the pics.. for the cake pops that I made for Ru & U's bake sale at their school.. If you haven't heard of these delicious treats, they are cake balls on a stick with hard chocolate/candy coating and some sprinkles on top..
And Some Pie Pops too.. I am getting obsessed with these lollipop sticks now... (HELP!) I wanna make some cookies on these sticks now...should I attempt???
These are pretty simple to make. I will post the step by step instructions on the cookbook page soon! If you want it soon-ER, feel free to bug me and rush me until you see the recipe posted :D