Composition Notebook Back to School Rice Krispy Cake

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Composition Notebook Back to School Cake

This recipe will yield a 9 x 9 pan. Double it if you want a larger pan.INGREDIENTS:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
Two 10 oz. bags of mini marshmallows
10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup vanilla ready to spread frosting
1/4 cup Wilton black melting chips
1/8 cup Wilton white melting chips
Wilton cookies and creme crunch sprinkles
Back to School Composition Notebook Cake
DIRECTIONS:
1.   Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray with Pam. Set aside.
2.   In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
3.   And the marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring constantly.
4.   Once marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt until well-coated.
5.   Using a rubber spatula, transfer the Rice Krispies mixture to prepared pan and press down firmly.
6.   Cool completely in pan.
7.   With a metal spatula or butter knife, loosen the Rice Krispies from the pan. Invert the Rice Krispies onto a plate.
8.   Frost all 4 sides with vanilla ready to spread icing. Use the prongs of a fork to make ridges to resemble the “pages” of the notebook.
9.   Microwave 1/4 cup of Wilton black melting chips for 40 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
Back to School Notebook Cake
10.  Drizzle the black icing onto the left side of the “notebook” and use a butter knife or small spatula to even out.
11.  Sprinkle the Wilton cookies and creme sprinkles on top. They will stick on the Rice Krispies because of the marshmallows.
12.  Sprinkle the cookies and creme sprinkles all over the left side (on top of the white icing).
13.  Microwave 1/2 cup Wilton white chocolate melting chips for 40 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
14.  Add the white icing to the middle of the top of the “book” in a rectangular shape. Let dry for 15 minutes.
15.  ENJOY!

Back to School ABC Notebook Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Back to School Letter Notebook Cookies

Ooooh I LOVE cute Back to School recipes to celebrate a new shift in schedules! They are fun for after school snacks, classroom parties, teacher gifts, or just things for your kids to do in the kitchen to keep them busy while you’re preparing to send them back to school! Make sure to also check out our Apple themed Cupcakes and Composition Notebook cake (coming!) recipes.

This recipe will make one dozen ABC sugar cookies:

INGREDIENTS:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 t of baking soda
1/2 t of baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 t vanilla extract
Wilton candy melts – white
Wilton black decorating gel
Wilton blue decorating gel
Wilton red decorating gel

Back to School ABC Letter Notebook Cookies

DIRECTIONS:

1.   Preheat oven to 375° degrees.
2.   In a small mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
3.   In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4.   Add the egg and vanilla to the creamed butter and mix for one minute.
5.   Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.
6.   Using a cookie scoop (for uniform-sized cookies), form 12 balls out of the dough and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
7.   Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 hours on a wire rack.
8.   Melt 1/2 cup of the white Wilton candy melts in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
9.    Spread the melted candy on each sugar cookie and let cool for 20 minutes.
10.  Take the blue gel tube and draw 5 lines across each cookie and let set for 20 minutes.
11.   Take the red gel tube and draw a line down on the left side of each cookie. Let set for 20 minutes.
12.   Take the black gel tube and write individual letters (uppercase and lower case) on each cookie.  Let set for 20 minutes.
13.   ENJOY!

In the back to school mood? Check out our DIY Fashion Composition Notebooks!

Preschool Farm Math Counting Printable Set

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Preschool Farm Math Printable

Whether you’re looking for interactive printables, apple themed printables, or math lessons these fun little activities are perfect for preschoolers! And best of all they are FREE! You can turn them into any type of counting, skip counting, or adding game that you want! Get creative! Make sure to laminate the pages you print to make them last longer! (We bought a small laminator to use at home.) If you’re using it for center activities consider adding little strips of Velcro onto them as well.

PRINT IT HERE ==>  Preschool Farm Math Printable Set

Check out our apple themed cupcakes which are a fun treat to eat!

Back to School Apple Themed Cupcakes Recipe

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Back to School Apple Cupcakes

Mmmm back to school time means a little time for some extra celebration right?! These back to school apple themed cupcakes are SO easy for kids to creative and you can customize them to whatever your dietary needs are (dye free, gluten free, etc). The idea is simple and a great hands on activity to not only get your kids in the kitchen but to gift a fun little treat to your teachers! Check out our recipe and step by step tutorial on how to make these delicious apple cupcakes!

Pool Noodle Popsicle Summer Party Garland

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Pool Noodle Popsicle Garland

Are you looking for the perfect pool or summer party décor? Then this pool noodle popsicle garland is just the thing. You can make your own pool noodle popsicle garland using just a pool noodle and a few other common crafting supplies. The end result is some darling décor that is sure to make your space pop. Here is how to get started.

Pool Noodle Popsicle Garland

Supplies needed:

Pool noodles in assorted colors

Wooden craft sticks

Hot glue, glue gun

Serrated knife

Ribbon or string for hanging

Pool Noodle Popsicle Garland

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting the pool noodle into 3-4 inch segments using your serrated knife and a simple sawing motion.

2. Next, you want to cut each segment down the middle, so they are now in half.

Pool Noodle Popsicle Garland

 

3. Place some glue at the end of the wooden craft sticks and press a pool noodle segment to each, holding it in place until secure.

4. You will now see the popsicle shape/look. The pieces are now ready to be attached to the ribbon.

5. Add some glue to the top of the popsicle and press it to the ribbon. Hold in place until attached.

Repeat until the garland is the length of your choice.

Your pool noodle popsicle garland is now ready to be hung. Add some tape to the sides and hang from an entryway, wall, or even mantel.

Get your party started when you give these easy and inexpensive pool noodle garland a try!

Dr. Seuss The Lorax Pool Noodle Craft for Kids

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Dr Seuss the Lorax Pool Noodle Craft for Kids

 

 I LOVE pool noodle crafts for kids but I am even MORE obsessed with Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax! Combine both and you pretty much have the perfect craft for kids! Save your orange pool noodles or grab them on clearance and chop them up to little chunks to make a whole classroom full of the Lorax! You can also find all of your supplies at the dollar store! It’s pretty easy to figure out how to make this cute little guy but the directions are below if you need them!

Dr Seuss the Lorax Pool Noodle Kids Craft

Supplies needed:

Orange pool noodle

Yellow crafting foam

Pair of googly eyes

Craft glue

Scissors

Serrated knife

Dr Seuss the Lorax Pool Noodle Kids Craft

 

 

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting your orange pool noodle into a 2-3 inch segment. Your serrated knife will cut the pool noodle nicely and also evenly.

2. Cut a mustache out of the yellow foam. We just free handed ours. You can do the same by cutting out a half moon or half circle shape and then add some ridges.

3. Apply some glue to the back of the mustache and press it to the center of the pool noodle.

4. Add some glue to the back of the googly eyes and press them directly above the mustache.

Your Lorax is now complete. He would be sweet to use at a Dr. Seuss themed party or just when you are enjoy Dr. Seuss books! You can even set him on a student’s desk as a special incentive during reading time. Gather your supplies and try making your own Lorax pool noodle and see what fun you can have.

Check out our other POOL NOODLE crafts:

Pool Noodle Lawn Golf
Pool Noodle Preschool Stamping Activity

Check out our other Dr. SEUSS Crafts:

The Lorax Pinata
Wall Sized Truffula Trees
The Lorax Straws
The Lorax Jello Snack
TP Tube Truffula Trees
Thing 1 & 2 Puppet Sticks
Oh the Places You’ll Go Balloon Craft
Barbaloot Snack Attack
Lorax Pencil Holder

Dr. Seuss the Lorax Inspired Pencil Holder Craft

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Dr seuss Lorax Pencil Holder Kids Craft

School just seems so much more fun with enticing authors like Dr. Seuss! We are a big fan of how EASY it is to create Lorax themed classroom decorations and party crafts for kids and this SUPER SIMPLE pencil holder is no different! Fill the jar with Dr. Seuss pencils or erasers as an additional reward incentive! Take a peek below at how to make your own Lorax pencil holder. It can be edited to use any container you need and hold anything you want! It’s a cinch to get started and you only need a few supplies!

Dr Seuss the Lorax Pencil Holder

Supplies Needed:

Glass jar (mason jars work great!) or Tin Soup Can
Craft Foam – orange and yellow
2 googly eyes
Craft scissors
Tacky glue

Dr Seuss the Lorax Pencil Holder

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting a thick strip of orange foam or felt. Cut it to fit around your jar or can. Secure the strip in place with glue so it is nice and secure.

2. Now, cut out your mustache from the yellow foam or paper. Cut out a half circle and then trim the edges to look like a mustache.

 

Dr Seuss the Lorax Pencil Holder

 

3. Apply some glue to the mustache and press it to the jar.

4. Now, you can add your googly eyes. Just add a dab of glue and press the eyes above the mustache.

Your Lorax pencil holder is now ready for some fun! Go ahead and fill him up with pencils or other craft or office supplies. He can even be used to hold straws or utensils at your Seuss themed parties. Gather your supplies and give this easy and oh so inexpensive Lorax pencil holder a try. It is an easy and fun way to get into the spirit of all things Dr. Seuss.

 

Check out our other Dr. SEUSS Crafts:

The Lorax Pinata
Wall Sized Truffula Trees
The Lorax Straws
The Lorax Jello Snack
TP Tube Truffula Trees
Thing 1 & 2 Puppet Sticks
Oh the Places You’ll Go Balloon Craft
Barbaloot Snack Attack
The Lorax Pool Noodle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pool Noodle Memory Game for Kids

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Pool Noodle Memory Game

There’s just something about Pool Noodle games that get kids excited! And for about a buck each they are a bargain! You can create all sorts of educational games with these fun and silly styrofoam toys and this Pool Noodle Memory Game is just one of them! You can see our entire tutorial as well as our Pool Noodle Letter Stacking Game here too!

MORE of our Pool Noodle Fun Posts:

DIY Lawn Golf Pool Noodle tutorial 
Pool Noodle Stamping
Pool Noodle Party Wreath


 

 

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Pool Noodle Memory Game

Are you looking for some fun and easy ways to pass the time this summer? Then take a look at this pool

noodle memory game. You can make your own pool noodle memory game, perfect for keeping little

children active and interested at the same time. Here is how you can make your own in just minutes and

using minimal supplies.

Supplies needed:

Single color of pool noodle

Serrated knife

Permanent marker

Large bowl, bin, or water table

Water

Directions:

1. 1. Begin by cutting your pool noodle into 1-2 inch segments. Use the serrated knife in a sawing motion

until the segments are cut.

2. Use the marker to make a series of dots on the top of the noodle. Press firmly so the color sets in well.

For each set of dots you make, you want to make another segment with the identical pattern on it. The

idea is to make a matching set.

3. Repeat the process until you have 7-10 matching sets. Allow the ink to dry well.

4. Fill a large bowl, water table, or bin with water. You could even do this activity in the bath tub if you

wish!

5. Toss the pool noodle segments in the water pattern side down. Let children pick up one segment at a

time and try to match it by picking an additional segment. If they make a match, they keep the

segments. If they don’t, they return them to the water.

See what an easy and fun game this can be? Give this pool noodle memory game a try and find how easy

it can be to banish summer boredom!

DIY Minion Inspired Clothespin Craft for Kids

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DIY Minions Clothespins craft

With all of the excitement of the new Minions movie, you might be looking for the perfect Minions craft. Take a peek at these adorable clothespin Minions, easy to make and even easier to enjoy. They are perfect for classroom behavior lines and other incentive and homework stations in your classroom or work station! And they’re adorable for hanging up your children’s artwork around the house! You can make your own in minutes using just a few basic supplies. Here is what you need to know!

DIY Minions Clothespins craft

Supplies needed:

Wooden clothespins

Yellow and blue craft paint

Assorted googly eyes

Craft glue

Paint brush

DIY Minions Clothespins craft

Directions:

1. Begin by painting the bottom half of your clothespins with the blue paint to look like pants. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

2. Paint the top half of the clothespin with the yellow paint, to look like the body of the Minion. Allow to dry.

3. Once all of your paint is dry, you can add the Minion’s eyes. Add some glue to your googly eyes and press them to the yellow portion (near the top) of the clothespins. Hold in place so you know they are secure.

Your Minion clothespins are now ready to be enjoyed. Clip them on clothing or use them to display art work on a clothesline. They are simply too cute of a craft to pass up!

Don’t forget to check out our DIY Minion Party Favor Treat Bags!

FREE “How an Apple Grows” Printable e-Book

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Free Printable Apple ebook

Here’s our FREE “How an Apple Grows” Printable that includes coloring sheets for kids and a mini-book format for you to print and use! Just click the link below for the PDF file or see more of our free printables here!

How An Apple Grows Printable eBook

You may also be interested in our corresponding “How a Bat Grows” mini e-book printable and “How a Frog Grows” mini e-book printable!