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Fun Rainbow O’s Edible Necklaces for Kids

Fun Rainbow O’s Edible Necklaces for Kids

For my daughter’s final bake sale of the school year, I had wild ambitions to make fancy cookies, lemon brownies and gooey sprinkled rice Krispy squares. Of course — In brown paper packages all tied up with string… But as it always seems, the night before, we fell short […]

Fun DIY Gumdrop Bead Necklaces

Fun DIY Gumdrop Bead Necklaces

Since making our summer fruit necklaces, Els and I have been on a necklace making roll. We found other fun beads to play with and some silver chains to go with it. And made fun little gumdrop necklaces to add to her annual school fundraiser. […]

Summer Fruit Bead Necklaces

Summer Fruit Bead Necklaces

My daughter and I, have certain rituals before bedtime. As most people do. Besides the usual, no more snacks, ya should have eaten your dinner, go brush teeth, go brush teeth, go BRUSH TEETH,  put on your pajamas, pajamas, PA–! Get in bed, I said – BED…!  We do eventually get to the reading stories, giggling, cuddling and  talking about our day… Somedays we even bust out our pencil crayons and color together in those relaxing color therapy books.  But lately, we started a new thing where we like to make necklaces and bracelets with beads and string. It’s actually really calming and a peaceful activity before bedtime. And a special bonding moment, also.

Since we were quickly running out of beads, I searched online and came across these colorful fruit beads. I thought they would make the cutest summery little necklaces.

Summer Fruit Bead Necklace Craft

I already had some string on hand.

Summer Fruit Bead Necklace Craft

And my daughter and I, lay on the bed and beaded necklaces together every night before bedtime.

Summer Fruit Bead Necklace Craft

I tied a knot at the end of each last bead so it can’t move, and on each end of the string to make it adjustable. Click here to see how I did it on another one of my necklace posts.

We actually ended up liking them so much we decided to package them up for my daughter’s annual school fundraiser at school. I just bought some clear goody bags, and blank stickers, and packaged them up. So cute.

Summer Fruit Bead Necklace Craft

So fun! And summery!

Summer Fruit Bead Necklace Craft

 

If you liked this, check out the handmade pom pom necklaces we made!

And stay tuned for some more necklaces we’ve been making – all really simple and cute. And such a great activity to do together with your little one.

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*always supervise little ones when playing with beads.

Healthy Unicorn Snack with NO Food Coloring

Healthy Unicorn Snack with NO Food Coloring

Like probably every 6 year old out there, my daughter is obsessed with Unicorns. She uses up all her eyelash, birthday, penny-in-fountain and tooth fairy wishes for a real live unicorn, every single time. Seems like the rest of the world is just as obsessed. […]

15 Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under $50-ish That’s not Chocolate and Flowers

15 Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under $50-ish That’s not Chocolate and Flowers

Sometimes it’s just the small and simple things that matter to show your mother you care. Besides the homemade card and DIY picture frame, the usual bouquet of flowers and chocolate… Why not throw in something else small and thoughtful and unique. Right? Like these. […]

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Easy Muffin Tin Parmesan Pesto Egg in a Basket

Easy Muffin Tin Parmesan Pesto Egg in a Basket

I love Easter morning. Not only does the Easter bunny come, (check out the giant paw prints) and bring us lovely treats — But it also means BRUNCH. I’ve been wanting to make egg in a basket’s for a while now. Ever since I discovered […]

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas

If there’s one thing that doesn’t go old in our house, it’s beads. My daughter loves making jewelry. As do I. And I thought, why not fill some clear plastic eggs with beads and string. It’s colorful. It’s shiny. It’s not as good as candy, […]

Healthy Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin season is the best season. Because I can make pumpkin biscuits like these and mini pumpkin muffins like these.

Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins

What a perfect little healthy bite-sized muffin for tots and kids.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Instead of butter or oil, I opted to use unsweetened applesauce.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Whole wheat flour. And old fashioned rolled oats.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Almond milk with brown sugar. Pumpkin. And I also added some unsweetened coconut flakes for added taste and texture.

Toddler Muffins: Mini Oatmeal Pumpkin. Made with unsweetened applesauce.

Overall, it came out quite moist and tasty! Just a tad sweet, which is perfect for me. These are a great grab n’ go snack and a nice little lunchbox treat for my little one. Let me know how yours turn out! Tag me @bebeandbear on Insta with your pics!

Mini Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Whole wheat flour
1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup of organic pumpkin
1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce (but if you want it more moist, you can use 1/3 cup of canola or coconut oil) *I chose to just use applesauce
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1 large egg
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vanilla extract
dash of salt

*mini muffin pan (if you don’t have one, you can buy one here.)

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line your mini muffin pan with liners.
Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, salt)  together in one bowl. And the wet ingredients (pumpkin, applesauce, almond milk, brown sugar, vanilla, egg)  together in another bowl.

Pour the wet ingredients with the dry and stir until combined. Scoop into muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Then let cool and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Kateinthekitchen.com

For more toddler muffin ideas check out my most popular post: No sugar, no butter. Healthy muffins for toddlers. 

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2016 Thanksgiving Inspirations

2016 Thanksgiving Inspirations

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year that is! FALL. And all that comes with it. Including, the crisper air, the cooler nights and of course all of my fall i-n-s-p-i-r-a-t-i-o-n-s. Here’s my list from last year. And here is — to […]