Friday, January 8, 2010

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies~

We are enjoying the first snow days and trying to keep busy with
snow themed activities since everyone is home from school and work.
I found this neat snowflake recipe snack that is easy to
make and goes with the snow day theme:

Tortilla Snowflakes

flour tortillas scissors

powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil skillet

Warm the tortillas in the microwave, just enough to make them pliable, about 10-15 seconds. Carefully fold the tortillas into quarters.
Using scissors, cut snowflake shapes out of each tortilla, just like cutting a paper snowflake. Heat vegetable oil in skillet on high until hot. Reduce heat to medium-high. Fry tortilla until it is crispy. Adult supervision is needed when using hot oil. Remove to paper towels to drain oil. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

Snow Day Activities~
Hayden loves Mazes so I found a SNOW igloo themed maze in one of his
coloring books he received for Christmas to work on and color above.
'Lyza Jane just loves to color so she colored a Snowman pic
out of the coloring book we found. Very frosty blue I must say!

Then we worked on a 'Snow Day" artwork page...
I gave them each a colored construction paper to draw & color
OUR house with trees on the bottom of the page...
Then using Q-tips they spread glue around the top of the page
above the house and trees they had drawn.
Then I gave them a shaker filled with rice to simulate the snow
falling on the house and trees they drew...which was fun
making it snow using the shaker.

Above is Haydens Snow Day masterpiece with his house and one tree.
He also drewour two outside kitty cats...The black creature is our cat
named 'Racecar' and the peach colored cat near the tree is 'Outlaw'.
Too cute that he thought to add them in his Snow scene by our house!

Enjoy the Snow Days!
Somer Jane

Here are two cool websites to make online snowflakes with the kiddos~

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