Friday, November 21, 2014

Fun Finds Friday!

It's time for our Fun Finds Friday! We found several awesome creations for you today & hope that you like them as much as we do!  

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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Christmas Fruit Snack

We created these fun Rudolph Fruit Snacks the other day & my boys thought these were so cute!  My 11 year old thought of this fun idea & this is a great way to get the kids to eat a healthy after school Christmas snack!

Rudolph Fruit Snacks

2 Pears
2 Pretzel Twists
Candy Eyes
2 Cherries

Cut the bottoms of the pears so they will sit on a plate without rolling around. Make 2 holes on the sides using a knife. Break the pretzel twists in half & press the halves in the holes on the pear. Place on the edible eyes (use peanut butter if they will not stick). Place a cherry on the tip for the nose....that's it!  

Here is a close up...

This is such a easy Christmas snack that the kids can create all by themselves!

You can view all of our other Christmas fun food ideas HERE!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party #141


It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party!  We had such a hard time picking out features this week because everything was so amazing. We always love seeing your creations & thanks so much for sharing them!

Here are some of our favorites from last weeks party..

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies from Robyn's View...

The most viewed link...Make Your Own Swiffer Duster from Our Second Hand House...

Lets move on to the Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party! We would love for you to stop back by next week and you just might be featured!

You can grab our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday button HERE!

Here are just a few things to follow...

*Please link back to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Please put a link somewhere on your post or sidebar. You can grab our party button above or a text link is fine if that fits better. You are more likely to get featured this way.

*We would also LOVE for you to follow our blog on RSS Feed ,  Facebook, and/or Email Subscription (located on the top right). This way you can be updated on our parties AND you will get to see lots of fun food!

*Link up any Crafts, Goodies, any DIY Projects, Printables, Recipes, etc... You get the point! Keep it fresh and try not link up the same thing every week.

*Please do not link to giveaways or stores. We love them, but this is not the place for that.

*Please visit some other links and try to comment on them...everyone LOVES comments!

Thanks a whole bunch and we can not wait to see what you have been up to!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fun Seasonal Drinks for Kids with SodaStream!

When I told my boys that we were receiving a SodaStream they were beyond excited! One of the best things about the SodaStream is how you can make up your own flavors & all of the other natural flavors that you can choose from the SodaStream site. We were asked to create some of our own fun ideas using the SodaStream and my boys (including myself) have loved using our new SodaStream Play! We focused on kids drinks, but you can create so many drink ideas using sparkling water including all sorts of adult beverages as well.  

We received the SodaStream Play Starter Kit including The SodaStream machine, carbonation, a sample pack of flavors, & a bottle. We chose the color black, but they have lots of colors to choose from. The box also included a free Skin coupon code to choose from & we chose the Penguin...isn't it so cute?! They have so many Skins to choose from including tons of prints, your favorite sports teams, and so many others.

Here is a side view of our SodaStream Play...

The SodaStream is very easy to operate. My boys have had lots of fun using it & making their own drinks. You pop in the carbonation in the back side. Then you fill up the bottle with water. You pull out the front & screw in your bottle like this...

Then you stand the bottle up straight & press the top for the bubbles. This is the extra fun part & my boys have to take turns creating bubbles. 

We came up with some fun ideas using our SodaStream Play & our first drink creation is Reindeer Root Beer...

Reindeer Root Beer

SodaStream Natural Root Beer Flavor
Pretzel Twists
White Cookie Icing
Candy Eyes
Red M&M's

Attach the eyes & candy nose onto the glass using the icing & let that set for about 5 minutes. Fill up your water bottle & attach it to the SodaStream. We pressed it 2 times for 2 seconds. Poor the carbonated water in the glasses with some ice. Then add your Root Beer flavor according to directions.  Place the broken pretzel twist (they will stay put) on the edges of the glass & serve!

Here is my 4 year old with his Reindeer Root Beer...

The next drink we made was Strawberry Santa Soda...

Strawberry Santa Soda

SodaStream Carbonated Water
Strawberry Preserves
Coconut Marshmallows
Marshmallow Bits
3 Mini Marshmallows
White Cookie Icing
Red Sprinkles
Lollipop Sticks
Decorative Straws

We started out by making our fun Santa Marshmallow Pops. This is totally optional, but we think it just adds so much cuteness to the drink!  The kids will love this for Christmas.  Press your coconut marshmallows into lollipop sticks. Cut a marshmallow bit in half & press a edible marker on the tops for pupils. Attach on with the white icing. Also attach on the red sprinkle nose. We made a beard using the marshmallow bits attaching with the icing. The marshmallow bits are so tiny so they will stay put & dry quickly. We cut a couple of strawberries & placed them on top for the hat. Cut a few mini marshmallows in half & attach on the front just below the hat.

For this drink we melted down 3 Tablespoons of strawberry preserves (you can also crush a hand full of strawberries & add a little sugar to make a syrup). You can do this in the microwave (25 seconds) or on the stove over low heat until melted. Create your soda in the Soda Stream & then mix in the strawberry syrup. We also added a few strawberry slices. This was for 2 glasses. 

You can put your Santa Marshmallow Pops in a decorate straw. This way the kids can pull out the Santa pop & sip on their fun Strawberry Santa Soda!:)

Here are my 2 older boys with their fun Santa Soda...

We also created a Home Remedy Fizz. Every time my boys are sick with a cold the nurse or doctor will always suggest giving them honey & lemon.  I have tried lots of ways giving them this & it never works. They love honey on bread, etc... but will never drink it or eat it from a spoon. So...we thought of this Home Remedy Fizz for kids like my boys to enjoy their honey & lemon to help them feel better.  

We tried different ways making this and our final version is a winner according to my boys. They loved it!

Home Remedy Fizz

SodaStream Natural Ginger Ale
1/2 of a Lemon
1 Tablespoon of Natural Honey

Start out by making your soda in the SodaStream machine. Then add 1 Tablespoon of honey, squeeze 1/2 of a lemon in the glass, and 1 Tablespoon of Natural Ginger Ale. 

Your sick kiddos will be begging for this stuff & it will put a big smile of their sad little faces!:)

This is a sponsored post in partnership with SodaStream Play. I was provided compensation and the Play machine. All opinions are 100% our own. We absolutely love our SodaStream Play & think that you will love it as well!

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