Just for Kids
January- Time for a good book and
a delicious warm drink. It's also a great time to try some new craft projects
for those long winter evenings when you're stuck indoors.
Homemade Hot Cocoa
that's Out of This World!
2 packs instant hot cocoa mix
1-1/2 cups water
3/4 cups milk
3 Hershey Kisses
Marshmallows, if you like them
Heat water to boiling, on stove or in microwave.
Add the hot cocoa mix and stir well. Add milk and heat again, just until
hot this time. Drop in 3 Hershey Kisses . They'll melt most of the way,
but there will be a great, soft chocolate treat at the end of your cup.
Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows. Enjoy!
Other great Toppings:
- Whipped cream, of course
- Shaved chocolate
- Vanilla Ice Cream
Make a Wintry Snow!
All You Need:
- Empty Baby Food Jar
- Sculpey III in white, black and a few other colors
- Waterproof Glue
What to Do:
- Model a snowman or two from the white Sculpey. Use black for eyes,
mouth, buttons and hat. Make an orange carrot nose, if you like. Make each
snowman a colorful scarf.
- Next make lots and lots of tiny white balls for snowflakes.
- Bake all your Sculpey for about 10 minutes in 250°oven. Keep a
close eye on the tiny snowflakes. They don't need to bake as long as the
- Glue the snowmen in place on the inside of the Baby Food Jar's lid.
When the glue dries, fill the jar itself with water.
- Drop in the tiny snowflakes you made, and seal the lid tightly, with
the snowmen inside.
- Run a bead of waterproof glue all along the lid's edge, where it meets
the jar. Let dry.
- Shake it up! You'll see a snowstorm, even if it's sunny outside.
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VolumeVI Number 1
January 8-14, 1998
New Bay Times
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