How to Make Pumpkin People
This craft transforms pumpkins into people. With just a few supplies and a little imagination, you can create some new friends for your front porch this Halloween.
How to Make Silly Yarn Spiders
If you're looking for some Halloween décor that is more cute than scary, these silly yarn spiders should do the trick. You'll need Styrofoam balls, yarn, felt, and pom-poms to make these creepy crawlers come to life.
How to Make Ghostly Gourds
There's no carving necessary to make a ghostly gourd. For this Halloween craft, you'll need a butternut squash, paint and paint brushes, and some fun accessories to bring the gourds to life.
How to Make Ghostly Gourds. For this craft, you'll need: butternut squash , paint brushes black and white paint, and accessories. Paint the squash white and let it dry. Mix the black and white paints together to
How to Make A Kooky Pumpkin Caterpillar
Did your children get a little eager at the pumpkin patch this year? Use those extras to create an adorable and kooky pumpkin caterpillar to greet your Halloween guests.
to Make a Kooky Pumpkin Caterpillar. For this craft, you'll need: pumpkins, paint brushes , black and white paint, and wooden skewers. Paint on white eye shapes. Let eyes dry. Mix the black and white paints together
Christmas Crafts: Clothespin Skier Ornaments
How to make Clothespin Skier Ornaments. For this craft, you'll need: wooden clothespin, paint, paintbrush, ice-pop sticks, painters tape, black and red pens, washi tape, and glue. Tape off clothespin just above split. Tape off clothespins just above the split. Paint the bottom of the clothespin and
you'll need: wooden clothespin, paint, paintbrush, ice-pop sticks, painters tape, black and red pens , washi tape, and glue. Tape off clothespin just above split. Tape off clothespins just above the split. Paint the bottom of the clothespin and ice-pop sticks and let dry. Remove tape. Paint on skier's shirt. Draw a face onto the skier. Glue the clothespin to ice-pop sticks and let dry. Decorate skier with the washi tape. For the pom-pom hat you'll need: white pom-pom, thread, needle, hot glue , and scissors. Pull thread through eye of needle and double up. Push needle through center of pom-pom. Tie knot on needle end
Christmas Crafts: Ice-Pop Stick Sled Ornaments
Our Ice-Pop Stick ornaments will add a festive touch to your Christmas tree.
glitter, freshley pain the area you wish to cover. Sprinkle with glitter. Twist metallic chenille stems together. Bend into a horseshoe shape . Hot-glue to sled runners. For more holiday crafts ideas, visit
Christmas Crafts: Polar Bear Ornaments
These Polar Bear Ornaments are easy for kids to make. Watch this video to learn how!
How to make Polar Bear Ornaments. For this craft, you'll need: Styrofoam ball, white yarn, white felt, off-white felt, pencil, glue, ribbon, greening pin, black beads, small
How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a simple slow-cooker stew.
the Naptime Chef. I am going to show you my recipe for beef stew and I guarantee you're going to love it. This is a great recipe for feeding a crowd but you can also package them up and freeze it for later. We start our stew on the stovetop. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with one tablespoon of cooking oil. Have the meat dry and brown it in the skillet in small batches. Remove the brown pieces and set aside. Add the onions to the skillet and cook until lightly brown and soften. This takes about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Pour in a quarter cup of the wine to degrease the pan and scrape up any brown bits in the bottom. You want to use a wooden spoon to keep them scratching the pan. Pour in the broth, bay leaves in time to the pan and bring the broth to
How to Make Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make easy thumbprint cookies with jam.
hazelnuts, place them in a dry skillet and one even layer over medium heat and cook. Gently shake the pan to make sure the nuts are evenly toasted and cook them for about 5 minutes or until the nuts become lightly brown and fragrant. Once it's nicely toasted, you're going to remove the nuts from the heat and place them in a food processor and pulse until finally chopped. In a bowl sift together the flour and salt then use an electric mixture to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This will take about 2 minutes. After that, mix in the vanilla, slowly add the flour mixture followed by the chopped hazelnuts mixing until just incorporated. Form the dough into a bowl and wrap it up in plastic wrap . Pop it in the fridge for about an hour to chill. Now, for the fun part if you have kids who like to help in the kitchen, this is a great step for them to get involved in. Pinch the dough off the bowl and form one and a quarter inch circles and place them on the parchment paper at least 1/2 inches apart. Use your pointer finger to make a small well in the top of each cookie. The last
How to Make Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield, shows how to make a yummy pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust.
crust. All I did here was mixed crushed gingersnap cookies with melted unsalted butter . Then I just press the moisten crumbs evenly into a 9 inch pie plate. To let the crust set up, you want to freeze it for at least 2 hours. To make the filling, you're going to add the gelatin to the bowl with the apple cider and set it aside. While that is working their way, we're going to make the rest of the filling. In a large sauce pan over a medium heat, you'll combine the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, kosher salt , milk, egg yolks and pumpkin. Whisk this mixture continuously over medium heat for about 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the gelatin until it is completely dissolve. Pour this into a large bowl and let it cool for about 15 minutes then refrigerate for 1 hour. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and confectioner sugar until they form stiff piece. Stir a quarter of the egg whites and [unk] chill the pumpkin mixture. Then use a spatula to gently fold in the remaining egg whites just until white streaks are no longer visible. Pour the pie filling into the frozen crust and refrigerate for at least 4