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10 Fall Treats, Activities, and Crafts for Kids

Toys In The Dryer turned 3 at the beginning of the month. This got me thinking that there a ton of posts that have been forgotten as new posts have taken their place over the years. It's time to bring back some of my favorite fall treats, activities, and crafts for kids that we have posted over the last 3 years.   Fall Leaf Fairies - Make cute fairy pictures from fallen leaves and twigs. These hung in our kitchen for weeks! Candy Corn Pudding Treats - There's nothing special about the flavor per se, it's more so the idea that it looks like candy corn.   Acorn Races - Since Lindsi introduced this fun, easy activity to my family three years ago, we've been doing it every fall! Each year gets a little more crazy! Leaf Drawing - I did this all the time as a kid. Now my kids do it!     Crock Pot Applesauce - Perfect for all those apples you've picked at the apple orchard! Leaf Animals - Similar to the leaf fairies, my girls had a ton of fun making … [Read more...]

Baked Brie Bites–Pinned it, Did it!

I've been eyeing these baked brie bites on Pinterest for a while but haven't really had an excuse to make them until I hosted book club at my house.  They were a hit with the book club ladies, hubby, AND my girls!  I'll definitely be making these again for our fall gatherings! You'll have to go to the original website for the actual recipe but here's a few things I learned: 1)  Phyllo tarts can be hard to find (at least in my store).  I found a tiny area in the freezer section. 2)  Next time, more brie, definitely more brie! 3)  Next time, slightly less brown sugar. What do you think?  Would your family like baked brie bites?   … [Read more...]

Mini Caramel Apple Bites – Pinned it, Did it!

I hosted book club at my house last evening.  I decided to do fall themed food as the weather was cool.  On top of caramel cashew pretzels; meat, cheese and crackers; and baked brie bites (another Pinned it, Did it for later) I chose to try making mini caramel apple bites.  I found them on Pinterest but it was only a photo, it did not link to a website.  How hard could they be to make based on the photo??   Um, yeah, don't let the photo above fool you...I'm bad at making regular caramel apples, let alone mini caramel apples!   I got out my melon ball scoop and began to scoop out the apple.  This part wasn't so bad and was actually kinda fun.  Tottie tried to do one but it was too hard for her. The caramel part is where I had problems and thus have no photos.  I thought you simply melted the caramel and then dipped the apple pieces in.  Well, I tried that and the caramel was too think so I had to mold the caramel over each piece of apple (the above photo … [Read more...]

Fall Cookies- Pinned It, Did It

Have you ever had one of those moments (usually happens to me on Pintrest) where you stop and you go "oh DUH!"? Well that is what came to mind when I saw the original pin. I saw these cookies and knew I had to give it a whirl. It is SO easy too! All you need is a bag of cookie mix, a rolling pin and a leaf shaped cookie cutter....and viola! Beautiful fall colored cookies. I made a double batch of sugar cookies to start. Next, I divided the batter up into four and colored each one a different fall color. I grabbed a small chunk from each colored batch and lined it up next to each other then rolled it out. We used our two leaf shaped cutters to make the cookies and baked. This sure was fun! I am totally adding this to my "to do list" for each fall. Click on the button above to learn more about Pinned it, Did it! … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Pudding Treats

I don't know about you but candy corn is a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge deal in our house (me- I could do without). When it comes out this time of year in the store my kids go crazy for it. So this year I thought I'd try something out on them, and be a little creative too! Here is what you need: Vanilla pudding a bowl candy corn milk (for the pudding) red and yellow food coloring whipping cream Have your kiddo mix up the pudding until it is read to eat Then divide your pudding into half and make half orange (a little red and a little yellow) After you fill the orange spot add the vanilla Top the pudding with whipping cream Sprinkle on a few candy corn candies then sit back and watch him enjoy! … [Read more...]

Edible acorns

Looking for a fun and easy snack idea for the fall? Look no further- Edible Acorns! I wanted to share both versions with you and let you decide which one you liked better. Be sure to vote at the bottom of the post. Option A-                                                                              Option B- Items needed:                                                                        Items needed: doughnut holes                                                                      chocolate kisses pretzels                                                                                 mini wafer cookies chocolate frosting                                                                   melted white chocolate   crushed toffee                                                                        pretzels Add frosting to the top of the hole                                  Add white chocolate to the kiss Cover frosting with crushed … [Read more...]