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Family FunSpot February

Family FunSpot February

Spot on! This month we begin our weekly series of cool crafts, delicious recipes, trendy décor ideas and awesome information to make family life more fun! Check back weekly for a new activity.

 

 

Valentines Day Candy Bark

Valentines Day Candy Bark

2/11/19

Create some sweet Valentine’s day treats with this simple recipe!

You will need:

  • Candy melts in Valentines colors—Wilton makes great ones and they can be found at Michael’s
  • M&Ms in Valentines colors
  • Heart-shaped or multi-color candy sprinkles
  • Chopped pretzels, cookie bits (Oreo red velvet cookies would be delicious!)
  • Bowls for candies
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet or jelly roll pan
  • Double boiler or access to a microwave

Instructions:

Crush or chop your bark ingredients if necessary and place them in separate bowls.

Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with a sheet of parchment paper.

Melt the candy pieces in a double boiler on low heat, or by using short, I minute microwave session that you stir in between.

Pour the melted candy onto the jelly roll pan and let the colors meld into one another.

Drop the pieces of pretzel, cookie chunks and candies you have chosen to include on top of the bark.

Next, while the mixture is still soft, take a fork and gently move it through the candy to make a marbled effect.

Last, add the sprinkles of your choice!

Chill and break into pieces! We like placing this treat inside a red paper bag and tying it off with a ribbon for a sweet Valentines treat! Yum!

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at heyletsmakestuff.com for sharing this activity with our team

 


 

Silly Face Grass Cups

Silly Face Grass Cups

2/4/19

Everyone enjoys a bit of green during the winter months. Make February happier with these Silly Face Grass Cups. This is kid-friendly indoor gardening—and it’s very fun and easy!

You will need:

  • Color copy head shots of your children
  • Potting soil (Found at any garden store)
  • Grass Seed
  • Plastic cups
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape

Instructions:

Have a photo shoot and challenge your kids to make some seriously goofy faces while you snap away with your phone

Let them choose the photos they like best, and then print them out on a color printer and size them to fit the cups you have chosen. They should fill the front and wrap slightly half way around the circumference of the cup. (see photo)

Cut out the face image and tape it to the side of the cups

Have you kids carefully fill their cups with potting soil

Next sprinkle in the grass seed across the top of the soil and mix lightly with a fork and given them a little drink of water

Sit them in a sunny place, like a window sill and wait for the grass to grow!

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at houseofhepworths.com for sharing this activity with our team
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