Handprint Wreath

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This easy “wreath” to adorn a door or fridge makes a wonderful keepsake, since you’ll be capturing the size of your child’s hand. Consider making one every few years to keep a record!

Adults only: Cut the center from a paper plate, leaving the rim intact; set aside.

Trace your child’s hand on green or red construction paper. You can then use this hand as the template, and cut out as many more hands as you need to march around the rim of your plate.

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Travis has been very into tracing lately, so this was his favorite part of the project. He also thought his red hands looked like the stop hands at traffic signals.

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We then smeared glue all around the rim of our plate, and I asked Travis to help me arrange the hand prints, though to be honest, his interest faded for this part.

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We glued on three small red circles to be “berries” as the finishing touch.

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Happy decorating!

Cream Cheese Spirals

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A couple of these adorable nibbles are the perfect toddler-sized snack, or can be a component of a larger lunch. You can use other herbs in place of or alongside the parsley, if desired.

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 6 tablespoons non-dairy cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  1. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder in a large bowl, then stir in the oil and milk. A very workable dough will form.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll into an 8 x 11-inch rectangle.
  4. Spread the cream cheese over the dough in a thin layer, and sprinkle evenly with the parsley. Starting on one long edge, roll up the dough tightly.
  5. Slice the log into 16 to 20 slices, and arrange on the baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.