Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Edible Christmas Tree Centerpiece with Vegetables

OK, I just had to make this after talking about it!!! I have a dinner party to go to tonight and I put this together. It's pretty simple, a pot, veggies, skewers and a Styrofoam cone.

1. Place the cone in the pot.
2. Add veggies to the skewers and stick them in until the cone is covered!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How to Make a Bubble Wrap Stomp Shirt Video

Check out this cool video of How to Make a Bubble Wrap Stomp Shirt

Monday, December 14, 2009

Craft for Health

Creativity to the Obesity Rescue

I'm so excited!!!! An article I wrote entitled Creativity to the Obesity Rescue is featured on Their philosophy is that Crafting is the Secret Weapon. . .. . .in helping people improve their health, feel better and make something they feel good about. At Craft For Health, design & craft expert Kathy Peterson and Nurse Practitioner & RN Barb Dehn, The Craft Practitioners, join forces to share empowering anecdotes, inspiring stories and crafty tips about the therapeutic benefits of crafting.

Thank you Kathy and Barb for spreading the important words of how Crafting IS the Secret Weapon.

Want to make the Yummy Monster Roll-Up!? Check out the video below and make an Egg Alien, too!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

How to Make a Yummy Monster & Egg Alien

Yummy Friendly Monster Roll-Up and Egg Alien Video

My six-year-old nephew, B Man and I made this video showing great ideas to get kids to eat eggs. The video features how to make a Friendly Monster Roll-Up made with eggs, a spinach tortilla, green olives and a mushroom. The Egg Alien is so cute! You just have see for yourself! Both projects are also great for parties.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Tree Fruit Topiary

Edible Christmas Tree Centerpiece

Here's a way to serve healthy food and have a beautiful centerpiece, all in one!!! Try it with veggies too!!!

What You'll Need
Fruit cut into small pieces
Foam cone
Kitchen Scissors to cut skewers in half

~ Cut skewers in half with kitchen scissors.
~ Place the fruit pieces on the skewers, leaving about 1" on each end - one will be for a handle to pull the fruit out of the cone and to hang on to when you're eating it and the other you'll stick into the cone.
~ Stick the skewer in the cone.

~ Repeat until the tree is full.
~ Place fruit on a toothpick and insert into the top.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Craft & Hobby Association Craft SuperShow

Disneyland and CRAFTING!!!!

What could be more fun??? The Craft and Hobby Association is holding a Craft SuperShow in Anaheim (just a block from Disneyland!) where everyone is invited to come experience crafting through fun workshops at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Make Healthy Fun! crew will be there to help you make creative projects to get your family to exercise, eat healthy, and unplug without them knowing it. Fun projects include a 'Purse'onal Garden where you learn to sponge paint and plant a garden in a purse. Make cool marbles from cornstarch and glue for hours of fun and raid your kitchen cupboards to create amazing bubble cards. Everything's included in the workshop, so you just show up, make fun projects and take them home!