Neon Slime

Neon Slime

Because we have been on summer break, we have been doing a lot of kids crafts!  It has helped to instill learning, help with fine motor skills and it has also been a really fun part of our summer days!  I am really blessed that both of my kids love crafting and creating and I am crossing my fingers that this lasts a long time!  I know that making slime isn’t a new idea, but for my children (neither of whom remembered making it before although I am sure I have done it with them) it was new and a lot of fun for them!  They both had a blast making this really fun and bright Neon Slime!   To make your own Neon Slime, you will need: (1) 4 oz. container of Elmer’s Glue 1 tsp Borax Water Neon Food Coloring Jar, cup or bowl for mixing Spoon or wood crafting stick for stirring   First my kiddos poured [Read More…]

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Rhubarb Sorbet

rhubarb sorbet

When I was little we used to grow red rhubarb and my mom used to make the most delicious chilled Rhubarb soup.  Well I called it soup, but it was served as a cold fruity soup-like dessert, or sometimes as a sauce over ice cream!  Yum!  I remember it being so incredibly delicious so when I found red rhubarb at my local U-Pick farm, I knew I needed to grab a pound and create something delicious with it!  I took my mom’s basic recipe but then let it chill and it created the most amazing dessert ever: Rhubarb Sorbet! It is beautiful to look at, rich, creamy, sweet and so incredibly delicious!  If you love fruity sorbets you will definitely love this!  It is really quite simple to make and it is definitely a healthier alternative to all the ice cream I like to eat!  So if you happen to be able to buy or grow red rhubarb, pin this [Read More…]

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Patriotic Mousse Tarts

Patriotic Mousse Tart

Hello Crafting Chicks readers!  I’m Ashley from Simply Designing and I am absolutely THRILLED to be a new contributor here!  Today I am going to show you how to make a delicious and simple Patriotic Mousse Tart with homemade vanilla mousse and handcrafted chocolate stars!  It sounds complicated, but I promise it is actually really simple! These are the perfect treat to bring to a 4th of July party or any other patriotic celebration!  They look really impressive but aren’t that difficult or time consuming to make! Patriotic Mousse Tarts Ingredients: Store bought shortbread tarts 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar, divided 1 cup whipping cream 2 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate candy melts, red and blue (3) disposable icing bags Directions: First you will want to print out a star template.  You can download my template HERE, or create your own.  Print and place your template on a cookie sheet and place a piece of wax paper over [Read More…]

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