Thursday, March 29, 2012

For the Kids Friday #56

Welcome to another week of kid-friendly fun!
It is so great to have so many people back sharing each and every week.  I am always thrilled to see new linkers too!  Even if you aren't here to share... there are always some great ideas to snag.  So make sure to stop by each week to see what great things are happening in blog land!

I've chosen some favorites from last week's party!

If you've been featured below
grab my A++ and brag about it to your friends :)
A++



Chubby Bunnies
at Hungry Happenings


DIY Fairy Slippers
at The Nature of Grace


Kinder Surprise Tooth Fairy Box Craft
at Red Ted Art


Bunny S'mores
at the Chick N Coop

Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats 5
Easter Bunny Pretzel Treats
at B.Inspired, Mama!

EasterButton1 Easter Pre K Pack
Easter Pre-K Pack
at Over the Big Moon


KFC Fried Chicken and Sides - APRIL FOOLS!
at Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons


Now, show us what you've got!
For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Jelly Bean Cake


Looking for a fun and simple treat for Easter?
This Jelly Bean Cake is easy and so much fun!  The kids will love it!  A special treat for your Easter celebrations, or just because!

Supplies Needed
- Cake Mix, white or yellow, prepared (one box, or use THIS recipe like I did)
- Food Coloring, various colors
- Cake Frosting (I used THIS recipe)
- Jelly Beans


Directions
1.   Preheat your oven, and grease and flour two baking pans, according to your cake directions.  I didn't have 8" rounds, so I used my 9" square pans instead.


Separate your prepared cake batter into 4 bowls, and tint each bowl to a color of your liking.  

I went a little overboard here.. I was hoping to have more pastels for spring, but dumped in too much.  Oops!


2. Carefully, spoon your batter in alternating spoon-fulls into your prepared baking pans.  You will be laying different colors over top of each other.  I didn't use any rhyme or reason here.  I just dropped batter until my bowls were empty!


3. Bake your cake, according to the cake instructions!  When the cake is ready to come out, the colors won't look as bright on the surface.  Don't worry!  The colors are still nice and bright inside!
Set the cakes aside to cool completely before removing from the pan.


4.  I chose to layer my cake, using frosting in between each layer.  Frost the entire surface of your cake.  Then grab a kid and have them decorate the top with jelly beans.  My 4 year old was more than happy to help with this!
 

Best of all, when you cut into this beautiful cake....


You'll be in for a colorful surprise!

Piece of Cake!

Happy Easter!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Helping Little Hands

Helping Little Hands 

Today Sun Scholars is being featured over at Helping Little Hands as part of Polly's Favorite Blogs Tour.  I adore Polly's blog.  She is always sharing great ideas to keep the little ones busy, as well as ideas any crafty mom would appreciate.  I'm thrilled to be sharing on her blog today!

Stop by and check out the fun activities I'm sharing from my Summer Program.
Make sure to say hello!

 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

For the Kids Friday #55

Welcome to For the Kids Fridays!
Thanks for stopping by to share your awesome ideas, and supporting all of the amazing people there are sharing on the web.  I love seeing what you are all up to each week.

Check out my favorites from last week's party!

If you've been featured below
grab my A++ and brag about it to your friends :)
A++



Leprechaun Ice Cream
at Kitchen Fun with my Three Sons


Edible Birds Nests
at Where Chaos Meets Creativity


{FREE} Pizza Learning Pack (40 pages) - Preschool, Homeschool
FREE Pizza Learning Pack (Printable)
at Living Life Intentionally


DIY Bottle Rocket
at Science Sparks


Felt Food Tutorials
at Helping Little Hands


Monster Party Hats
at Repeat Crafter Me


Flower Easter Basket
at Jellyfish Jelly



Now onto the Party!
For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

30 Amazing Easter Ideas

 
Looking for some great ideas to make this Easter a special one for the little ones in your life?
Well I am!  And here are the things I've found that have inspired me!  There is more to Easter than eggs and baskets!  I've got a great collection of Easter crafts, decorations, activities, recipes and ideas.  I hope you find some that inspire you too!

   
For all of the fabulous Easter Ideas already shared at SunScholars, Click HERE


all crafts 70 Free Easter Basket Templates for Kids 
at Tip Junkie

 
at Aunt Peaches

at Lauren McKinsey

 
at Five Little Crafty Birdies

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at Bunny Cakes

 
at Quilted Cupcake

 
at Muy Bueno

Bunny gingerbread house. 
at Thrifty Fun

 
at Two Junk Chix

IMG_5314 
at Barefoot Kitchen Witch

papier-mache easter eggs 
at Not Martha

 
at Not So Idle Hands

 
at Oriental Traders - Free Fun Easter

Easter Chick Cookie Greeting 
at Cheryl's

 
at Etsy by JustCrumbs

 
at Budget Gourmet Mom

 
at Simple As That

 
at Taste of Home

 
at Martha Stewart

Bright & Colorful Easter Egg Party for Kids Bright & Colorful Easter Egg Party for Kids
at Hostess with the Mostess

Darling Vintage Easter Brunch {+ Printables} Darling Vintage Easter Brunch {+ Printables}
at Hostess with the Mostess

easter egg party 2 
at Ellen Bessette Events

 
at Family Volley

 
at Happy Home Fairy

Muffin tin as Easter egg dye container 
at Parent Hacks

 
at Embellish

Easter Hunt Kit Free Printables 
at I Will Invitations

 
by Embellish at Catch My Party


Jelly Bean Cake
here at SunScholars

Wishing You All a Very HOPPY Easter!