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Toddler day 4 paint birdhouse

7/10 A favorite color.  Apple green and all shades of pink.

A reprieve in the hot weather allowed us longer outdoor time today.  We gratefully dodged a few sprinkles and showers and managed to play with bubbles and paint bird houses.  We found small wooden birdhouses at Micheal's craft stores for a $1 each and used craft paints I already had on hand to splash on a lot of bright colors.  I've been saving some garden rake handles and pieces of lumber to lift them up in the garden.  They add a bit of fun and whimsy to the garden that a toddler really appreciates. : )  He and I especially love the bright apple green color.
We set up a paint station in the sand pit area and removed shirt & shorts to avoid stains...but had to keep the spider man boots on!  Craft paint, paint brush and bird house in hand, let the crafting begin!

Planted them in a planter needing some color.  A few more - and who needs blooms in this spot!

By the way, I made sausage balls today.  Great Grand LOVES them.  Here is the recipe I used:

Sausage Balls

1/2 pound mild ground breakfast sausage
1 jar Kraft Old English sharp pasteurized process cheese spread (5 oz)
1 1/2 cups flour

Knead it all together using your hands.  Form little 1-2" balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 350 F for 15-20 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen balls that can be stored in an airtight container for a week or frozen for a month.  Add a dot of jelly to the top when you serve them. 
Here is a recipe I found via Google for a pint of fresh berries.  It makes just a small amount, which is perfect for a pint of fruit from the produce section.

1/2 Pint Jam

 Rinse & dump a pint of berries into a measuring cup and smash them.
Add half as much sugar (If you have 2/3 cup of mashed berries add 1/3 cup sugar).
Stir to combine.
Move mixture to a small saucepan and cook until it thickens. (5 min)
Makes about half a pint of jam, perfect for a little mason jar!  Store in the fridge.

1 comment:

  1. Those houses are adorable perched on their poles. A great way to add some color.


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