Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebrate New Year's in a Colorful Way!!!

Confetti Hot Dogs

Celebrate New Years with these healthy, colorful hot dogs!

What You’ll Need

  • Turkey or Chicken Hot Dogs
  • Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls
  • Food Coloring
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven
  • Plate
  • Paintbrush or Something to Apply Dots

How To Make It!

1. Open package of crescent rolls. For each hot dog, use one crescent roll.

2. Roll a crescent roll between your hands or on work surface into a snake about ¼” wide.

3. Wrap around hot dog leaving space between. Place on baking sheet with the ends of the crescent facing down.

4. Place a drop of each color of food coloring on a plate.

5. Dip the non-bristle end of a paintbrush into one color of food coloring. Dot food coloring on crescent roll wrapped around hot dog. Dip paintbrush in food coloring and dot on again. Clean brush after changing each color.

6. Cook following instructions on crescent roll package.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Target Bag Kite

Plastic Bag Kite

The plastic shopping bags are piling up - oh, what to do? Grab a plastic bag, some straws, glue and make a high-flying kite.

What You’ll Need

  • Plastic Bag
  • String
  • 2 Straws
  • Heavy-duty Glue
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker
  • Ruler

How To Make It!

  1. Print kite patterns and enlarge to desired size. Place plastic bag over patterns. Trace patterns with permanent marker. You can make the kite larger, but this is a fun size to get you started.
  2. Cut shapes from one layer of bag.
  3. Cut three strips 18” x 1/2” for tails.
  4. Place straw down center of main kite piece. Cut extra straw that goes over edge of kite. Glue straw in place. Place other straw coming out from center straw. Cut to edge of kite. Repeat on other side. Glue straw pieces on the sides.
  5. Glue smaller kite piece to center of kite over center straw. Let dry.
  6. Glue string to end of small piece on kite.
  7. Glue the tails onto the bottom edge of kite. Let dry.
These and other kids' craft ideas are in Make Healthy Fun! book featuring over 120 projects for happy, healthy kids. Check it out at