Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Toddler Activity: Homemade Valentine Dried Apple Slices

Sooo….this post was supposed to be about HOMEMADE BATHTUB CRAYONS/CHALK. But alas…they turned out to be an EPIC FAIL. Goodness…who knew you can’t RUSH things in a recipe and BEAT soap with beaters??? Ha ha ha ha ha….I even took pretty pictures of my MISTAKES!
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Yeppers…it’s official…beating SOAP makes it very AIRY and BUBBLY…not good for BATHTUB CRAYONS.
They were PRETTY colors at least!!
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And the final product = not so pretty.
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These pics crack me up. I knew something wasn’t right the minute I started the beaters. LOL. You live and learn. Next time I will be patient. I will read the directions. *wink wink*
Soooooo…..instead…this is the HOMEMADE VALENTINE DRIED APPLE SLICES post. LOL.
I found this POST from Chalk In My Pocket. SUPER CUTE blog. Stop by for a visit by clicking HERE to read the FULL directions.
After reading the post I was immediately INSPIRED…and I knew I had these two little beauties. {and it has never occurred to me to make my own dried fruit?? DUH!}
Soooo I began slicing!!
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I dug out a heart cookie cutter!
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And let Jax “go to town” with it!
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I wasn’t sure if he would like it or not. To my surprise….he was TOTALLY into it!
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He had a great time. He wasn’t able to PUSH THROUGH every one…but he could at least leave a little indention….
I loved how much he enjoyed himself!
We also made STAR shapes too. You know…too many hearts might be too girly! LOL.
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We put them in the oven…and headed outside to play for an hour while they baked!
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There’s slight chance we might have stayed outside too long. ORRRR…my darn stove cooks a smidgen HOTTER than normal??? Because our little apples…were a little CRISP on some of the EDGES. So funny!
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The did taste MARVELOUS though. And my goodness…think about how much dried apple slices are in the grocery store! This is super cheap and super healthy. I will most definitely be making more of these…ahem…but I better set a TIMER!

Happy Baking!


Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket said...

I see a cutie-pie making some apple chips! Aren't these the simplest thing EVER?! So happy to see another Mom having a go at these, they came out so cute! Thanks for stopping by :-)

affectioknit said...

Fun soap experiment! We love apple chips too!

Teffanie said...

wink wink! you are soooo fabulous!

Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket said...

Hey - I was thinking about your bathtub crayon fail...and I'm thinking it might not be so much of a fail as an opportunity. Do you think a sponge would pick up the gooey bits to make a bathtub stamp? I was actually going to try and duplicate what happened but figured I would check up on what the texture was like first! Can you drop me an email if you get a chance?