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Easter Coloring Sheets

Easter Coloring Sheets

With Easter being a just 3 weeks I figured what better thing to do today then color some Easter pictures. Ive been battling a horrible cold all week and haven’t wanted to go outside and play to much so I’ve been trying to come up with fun things to keep the little entertained in the house. I found these coloring sheets online so I figured Id share them with you! Have a wonderful Sunday!! And happy early Easter!

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Salmon Clam Chowder

I love soup weather! I could eat soup for lunch and dinner everyday!


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Chowder is easier to make than you think – and the homemade version is unbelievably creamy and so delicious. 

Salmon Seafood Chowder

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 (6.5-ounce) cans chopped clams, juices reserved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup half and half, 2% or whole milk
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/3lb pre-cooked salmon (I did it this way)

Instructions

  • Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1 tablespoon excess fat; set aside.
  • Melt butter in the stockpot, if needed more then then bacon fat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, vegetable stock, clam juice and bay leaf, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Stir in milk and clams until heated through, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the soup is too thick, add more milk  as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add crumbled cooked salmon into soup, warm for a few minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with bacon and parsley, if desired.

Notes

*Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.

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These nutrition facts are based on half and half and no salmon

DIY Turquoise Stained Mason Jars

I wanted to add some color to my living room so I decided on Turquoise. I bought some new pillow covers, a copy turquoise blanket and a turquoise aqua beverage tray that sits on my ottoman. I love mason jars, but unfortunately don’t have the beautiful aqua colored ones, so I looked on Pinterest and found and easy method to try and turn my plain ones into beautiful turquoise ones. Plus my daughter loved painted them to help! Now that I’ve figured out that this is so easy I’ll probably be painting them in all kinds of colors.

If you mess up on painting your jars you can wash them off and start over. Send me pictures of your finished product. Have fun!

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Things you need

1 teaspoon Modge Podge

3 drops Food Coloring

splash Water

2-3 Mason Jars

 

Note: I used 2 blue and 1 green drop of food coloring for turquoise

Directions

  1. Mix all your ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Paint on your jars. If you paint the outside you can put water in them.
  3. Set out to dry, a couple hours.
  4. And your done!
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Salt Dough Handprint Ornament, Painted Santa

I painted my daughters handprints as Santa Claus and I loved how they turned out. You could paint them however you want or even change the outer shape around the handprint. The possibilities are endless but this is a must for little ones because they grow WAY TO FAST and you want to cherish how little their hands once were. Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you do this to remember how little your baby once was.

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This recipe made enough for 2 handprints, my daughters are 1 & 4 so they have little hands. This recipe is easy to double if you need more or have bigger kids.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl and pat flat and make handprints. Pole hole before baking if you want to hang it up.
  2. Bake at 200 degrees F for 3 hours.
  3. Let dry fully.
  4. Paint whatever design you wish and string ribbon through hole and hang!
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Christmas Wreath Craft for Kids

This is a simple but super fun craft for kids to make. My daughter made it last Christmas easily and she just turned 2, but I think with help even younger can do it. All you need is a few items and let them be as creative as they like. Happy Holidays and happy crafting!

Christmas Wreath Craft

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Materials

  • paper plate, center cut out
  • green tissue ripped or cut into squares
  • glitter paper, cut into ovals (to look like christmas lights)

 

Kid Hand Print Painting Project Perfect for Gift for Parents or Grandparents

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What better way to preserve your child’s art and tiny size? This craft gives you art to hang on the wall and gives a beautiful reminder of how tiny their hand was. My daughter made these for her 2 grandmas. They are going to love them. I wish I had made a 3rd so I could keep one :) I guess we will have to fix that and make another! It was so sunny yesterday so I figured lets take the table in the front yard and get to painting. To my surprise there was no paint on her, the ground….or anywhere but on the paper.?. I guess she is growing up :( but I know if we had done this inside it probably would have been a different story.

This is super easy for all ages and makes an excellent gift. I would love to see how yours turn out or hear how much fun you guys had, Enjoy!

Materials

  • Washable Paint (in case you have a little one who might get messy)
  • Paintbrushes, or fingers
  • White paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Frame
  • Tape

Directions

  1.  Set up a paint station for your kid.
  2. Let them go crazy and paint whatever they want :) let dry completely.
  3. Trace their hand on a piece of scrap paper. Then retrace on your scrapbook paper and cut out.
  4. Glue the hand on the painting.
  5. Frame and gift! Or hang on your own wall.
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Homemade Mothers Day Card Craft for Toddlers

Mothers Day is this Sunday, so if you are scrambling and not sure what to make mom or grandma, have your little one make this card. Who doesn’t love a homemade gift from their favorite little one/s.

My daughter in class today made a fun mothers day card, and I figured I’d share it with all of you. It’s fun for toddlers or bigger kids, the younger they are the more help they will need from you. I hope you all have a wonderful Mothers Day and enjoy your weekend.

Happy Mothers Day to my mom, mother-in-law, & grandmas love you all!!

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Materials

  • 1 piece white paper
  • 1 piece of colored construction paper, cut into fun shape for inside of card
  • markers
  • glue stick
  • little squares of tissue wrapping paper
  • a young ones imagination ;)

Directions

  1. Let your little one have a ball creating a mothers day card.

Theirs don’t need to look like this. I like the ones that show their creativity more! My daughter had a ball with the marker, then she told me that was a picture of a kitty cat!

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Paper Flower Craft for Children

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We made this craft at the library last week, and my daughter had so much fun. Actually all the kids there had a ball, and I even saw some moms enjoying themselves :) me included!

Materials

  • 1 sheet of construction paper
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • straw
  • hand to trace

Directions

  1. Trace your little ones hand on the paper, have them cut it out, or if too young you can do it.
  2. Wrap around the straw and staple at the bottom of the hand, and there you have a beautiful flower.
  3. I choose to do my hand in purple and my daughters in pink and stapled my daughters on the top of the straw, and then stapled mine a bit lower around hers, to create a mulch-colored flower.

Make as many as you want, put them in a vase on the dining room table for a few days, and let your little one feel so special for creating art in the home.

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If you have any questions, let me know. I’d love to see what your little ones create.

Lizard or Snake Craft for Toddlers

 

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This is a fun craft for toddlers and young children. You could really make this into what ever animal you’d like but we made ours into a snake/lizard. Looks like both to me :)

Supplies

  • 1 piece of paper cut into a long strip.
  • Markers
  • Glue Stick
  • Piece of red paper or red glitter paper cut into a long triangle.

Directions

  1. Let your little one color their animal, you might need to help draw eyes.
  2. Fold it into thirds.
  3. Glue the tongue on and voila you have an animal that was fun for your little one to make.

 

 

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DIY Tulle Winter Wreath

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This beautiful snowy white winter wreath is the perfect winter decoration. It can be up through Christmas time and carry into January and February. I really love tulle wreaths as if you could tell :) and this snow one is simple but perfect for my front door this winter.

Tulle Winter Wreath

Materials

1 Styrofoam wreath
1 roll of white tulle 6 x 25
ribbon in what ever color you want to be an accent color (I used a white with silver sparkly dots but any color would be pretty)
crystallized branches from the craft store
push sewing pins or hot glue gun (I used pins)

Directions

  1. Cut your tulle into 16″ pieces.
  2. Then take one strip at a time, and double knot it around the wreath, puffy side straight out to the sides.
  3. String a piece of ribbon through one piece of tulle at the top of your wreath to hang it from, and do the same with a piece at the bottom and tie in a bow, this bow can be as big or little as you want.
  4. Pin or glue the crystallized branches so they don’t move.
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