(Like how I incorporated everything yummy?)
There are so many tasty ways to celebrate America’s Independence Day! Fresh fruit straight from the garden (or even market) is topping my family’s list. It’s colorful, sweet, and always refreshing on a hot summer day!
Throw the word “pizza” onto the dessert menu and you’ll have everyone running, including the cat, to get some! Can you blame Kitty? This looks so good and is such a cute picture! Mmmmmmmm!
Here’s how you can make your own yummy bite!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, or whatever is listed on the cookie dough package. Then spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick spray.
While it cools, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon peel. Stir it until it’s nice and fluffy. Probably about 2 minutes will do it. Now spread it on top of the baked cookie. Cover the entire thing.
If your kids don’t know how to draw a star yet, give them a hand. Err, I mean a finger. Trace the star out into the dough. This is going to be your guideline for placing the fruit.
The goal of this project is to get dirty and have fun while waiting for your plants to grow! Every time you water your plants the soil they are growing in turns to mud! Woohoo! I LOVE MUD! There is so much you can do with it. Grab a scoop of it in your hands and enjoy the feeling of it squishing through your fingers! I promise it'll make you giggle. Once you're done with that grab the following items and ....drum roll please...prepare to become an amazing mud artist.
Now, stir up the mud in the bucket to create your paint. See what happens when you add more water to the soil? What happens when you add more dirt? This is a great time to learn a bit about consistency.
Once you have the mixture to where you like it, grab a leaf or stick and start to draw. Create pictures of whatever comes to mind. Cover leaves in mud and press them onto the paper to make animal ears or try to write your name with different looking letters! The only rule is to have fun and get your hands dirty!
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