Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flower Pot Dirt Dessert


For my first post, I chose something I have made pretty recently.  Since I didn't have a blog yet, I didn't take step-by-step photos while making them.  


For my daughter's 6th birthday, I made Flower Pot Dirt Dessert cups for her snack to share at school.  All it takes is chocolate pudding, whipped topping, Oreos, gummy worms, green spoons, pipe cleaners, and some cups that can double as flower pots.  I used the recipe from Kraft, but then modified it some. I made the instant chocolate pudding according to package directions and mixed in the Cool Whip and crushed Oreos, but I used more pudding and Oreos to make darker "dirt".  Top with more crushed Oreos and then put in a gummy worm or two.




I used cups that I bought 10 for $1 at a dollar store.  You could use anything that looks remotely flower-pot-ish.  I found green plastic spoons at a party store and topped them with a flower made from pipe cleaners.  


All the children loved them.  And even the boys wanted to keep their flower spoons.


I realize that many schools don't allow homemade treats, but luckily, my daughter's school still does.


Good luck and enjoy!


UPDATE:  Here are the instructions on how I made the flower spoons.

I bought green spoons at a party store and pipe cleaners (aka fuzzy sticks) at WalMart or Target.


 I bent the flower blossom color into a W shape.  I cut the flower center in half then bent into a V.


 I then took the points of the W and bent them to the center, forming the straight sides into the four petals.


 Now you have a flower shape and a V.


 Next, place the point of the V over the center of the flower, catching the bends that are across from each other, not the open side.


 Place on top of spoon, tucking the loose ends under the flower.


 Wrap and twist tightly around the spoon.


 Come back to the front, twist and go to the back and twist tightly again.


 Tuck in all loose ends and you have a flower spoon!


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  2. So cute and fun to do do, I would love to do this project with my students

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  3. Wow. Awesome article. Please do more articles like this in the future. Very informational and knowledgeable. I will expect more from you in the future. For now i will just bookmark your page and surely I'm gonna come back later to read more. Thank you to the writer!


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  4. Just stumbled upon this and I'm going to try it! My daughter has her 3 1/2 birthday party coming up (Christmas baby so we celebrate mid-year) and we're going with the theme of 'Grow'. I love that the spoon-flower is a (necessary) integration of the whole thing. Cool idea!

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    1. We have made it several times and it is always a hit with kids and adults. I hope everyone loves it!

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    2. It was a hit! I used whipping cream and pre-made pudding. The worms of course was the fave :D

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    3. The worm is always the favorite! I'm glad it went well for you.

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  6. how did you make the pipe cleaner spoon flowers?

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    1. I had been meaning to add that to the post for years. Thanks for the nudge. Please see the updated post for flower spoon making instructions.

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  7. Great idea! I am studying "the garden" with my kindergarteners, and next week we are studying "earth worms" and how they benefit gardens. This will work perfectly for a fun activity just before Snack Time!

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    1. Fantastic! Have fun with it. My first consumers of this treat were a classroom full of kindergarteners and first graders. They looooooooved it. I hope yours will too.

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  8. Thanks! I'm going to make today for my daughter's class! I have a gardening with kids blog at www.laceydrussell.com
    keep posting :)

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