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Peanut Butter and Jelly on a Stick

 

Ingredients:


2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
4 wooden skewers (5 to 6 inches long)
1 cup seedless red or green grapes
1 small banana, sliced

Directions:

1. Cut sandwiches into 1-inch squares.

2. For each skewer, thread a grape, sandwich square, banana slice, sandwich square, then grape. Serve immediately.

Make Your Own Tissue Paper Kite

 

Supplies Needed:

Tissue paper (dollar stores usually have a great selection)
2 (48- by ⅜-inch) dowels
Kite string
Elmer’s glue
Tape
A razor blade or X-acto knife
Straight edge ruler
Scissors
Pencil
Thin blade saw

 

Directions:

Build the frame:

1. Make a small notch on one dowel in the center of the dowel.

2. Make a small notch on the other dowel about ¼ of the way down.

3. Tie the dowels together at the notches using kite string.

4. Cut slits in the ends of each dowel.

5. Tightly tie a loop of kite string around the dowels by placing the string in the cut slits.

Prepare the sail:

1. Create your own pattern out of the tissue paper by cutting pieces with the razor blade.

2. A small amount of glue should be used to glue the pattern together.

3. Place the pattern down and lay your frame on top. Fold the edges of the pattern down on the string to create a crease at the string.

4. Cut the pattern out approximately ⅜-inch larger than the creases.

5. Using a small amount of glue, line the creases and fold onto the string.

Bow and Brindle your kite:

1. Use another loop of string across the center and pull tightly, but not too tightly to snap the dowel.

2. Cut a small hole in the sail where the dowels come together.

3. Cut another small hole about 10 inches from the bottom.

4. Create a small notch on the vertical dowel behind the hole in the sail.

5. Pass one end of a 6 foot piece of string through each hole, tying around the bottom notch in the vertical dowel and the crossing point and the top notch in the vertical dowel.

6. Holding the ‘brindle’ tie a loop in it.

7. Your flying line will be attached to this loop.

 

Bird Feeders



Orange Bird Feeders

 

Supplies Needed:

Oranges
Twine or ribbon
Scissors
Bird seed



Directions:

1. Cut oranges in half. Cut or spoon out as much as you can leaving the shell of the flesh.

2. Using the tip of the scissors or a sharp paring knife, poke three holes around the top diameter of the orange.

3. Cut the twine or ribbon into equal length pieces. Tie ends into double knots.

4. Poke twine through holes on oranges.

5. Tie all three strands together in a knot.

6. Fill oranges with bird seed and hang.

 


 

Cookie Cut-Out Bird Feeders

Supplies Needed:

½ cup water
2 small envelopes of unflavored gelatin
1½ cups bird seed
Twine or string
Assorted cookie cutters
Wax paper

Directions:

1. Mix together the gelatin and water in a small pot and bring to a simmer while stirring, continue stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.

2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

3. Stir in birdseed.

4. Lay cookie cutters on wax paper and fill half way with birdseed mixture.

5. Cut twine and knot the ends together, press into birdseed.

6. Fill with more birdseed until ends of twine are covered and cookie cutter is full.

7. Allow to dry several hours, flipping every hour or so.

8. Remove from cookie cutters and hang outside.




 


Homemade Dog Treats


Beefy Biscuits

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules (or chicken)
½ cup hot water
2½ cups wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Dissolve bouillon granules in hot water.

3. Add remaining ingredients to mixture and mix until combined.

4. Knead dough until it forms into a ball, approximately 3 minutes.

5. Roll the dough into ½ inch thickness.

6. Cut into shapes using knife or cookie cutters.

7. Place cut-outs on lightly greased cookie sheet.

8. Bake 30 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients:

2 eggs
½ cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 tablespoons dry milk
¼ teaspoon salt
2½ cups brown rice flour

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin until smooth.

3. Add dry milk and salt.

4. Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with hands to form a stiff, dry dough.

5. Knead on a lightly floured surface.

6. Roll dough between ¼ to ½-inch thickness and cut out using cookie cutters or sharp knife.

7. Place on cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


Baby Food Treats

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 (4 ounce) jars of pureed baby food such as beef, sweet potato, blueberry, chicken, etc.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix ingredients together to form a stiff dough. If necessary, add extra flour or water as needed.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out evenly until it’s about ¼ inch thick.

4. Use cookie cutters or a sharp knife to cut into shapes.

5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, place treats about ½ inch part.

6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

3. In a separate bowl, mix peanut butter and milk.

4. Add wet mixture to dry, mix well.

5. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface.

6. Roll out to ¼-inch thickness and cut out shapes.

7. Place on a greased baking sheet.

8. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before serving.


Bacon-Lovers Biscuits

Ingredients:

1½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup skim milk powder
⅓ cup bacon drippings
1 large egg
1 cup cold water

Directions:

1. Combine both flours and milk powder in a large bowl.

2. Drizzle with fat.

3. Add egg and cold water.

4. Mix well to form dough (if the dough is too sticky, add flour until it reaches a suitable consistency for rolling).

5. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface.

6. Roll out to ½-inch thickness and cut out shapes.

7. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

8. Bake at 300°F for 60 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Wildlife and Water Themed Scavenger Hunt

 

  • a smooth rock
  • two kinds of seeds
  • something red
  • an animal
  • an insect
  • a pinecone
  • a feather
  • three pieces of man-made litter
  • a twig
  • grass
  • something you love
  • something an insect has eaten
  • mushrooms
  • three different leaves