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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

April Fool's Fun

We had a Japanese Sushi Teatime...
for April Fool's Day. They are all "Candy" Sushi!

How to Make Candy Sushi

The Chocolate sushi roll and strawberry sushi rolls are simply cut up Little Debbie Snacks. Swiss Rolls and Strawberry.
For the fish sushi, cut a marshmallow lengthwise, attach a Swedish Fish to the cut side of the marshmallow and wrap with a thin strip of Fruit by the Foot.
For the Rice Krispie Sushi, instead of making Rice Krispie Treats, like so many candy sushi recipes do, I just cut a marshmallow in half width-wise and cut a hole in the middle. I inserted a gummy worm in the hole and dipped the cut side of the marshmallow in Rice Krispies. Then wrap the whole marshmallow in a strip of Fruit by the Foot.
The soy sauce is chocolate sauce. The bowl of rice is Rice Krispies, but a ball of Rice Krispie Treats would be even better.
What fun variations can you make?

 The boys had fun trying their own hand at making candy sushi creations.

 The boys don't play with playdough much any more, but I do make it for them every once in awhile. 
I presented them with these balls of homemade playdough today...

 and when they began playing with it, they were pleasantly surprised to find out that there was color hidden inside.

How to make Color Surprise Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil

In a heavy saucepan, mix together all the ingredients, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and forms a large lump or ball (approx. 3 min). Remove from heat and set on a sheet of wax or parchment paper to let cool for a bit, then knead until smooth.
To hide the color, simply separate the dough and rolled it into as many ball as you would like. Poke a hole into each ball with your finger and put a few drops of food coloring into each hole. Carefully mold the hole close. Put into plastic baggies to keep the dough from drying out.

The boys had their own little April Fool's surprises, too.

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  1. Great surprises for April Fool's Day! I bet boys had fun with your sushi tea party!

  2. You ROCK!!! I went about half way through my day before realizing it was April Fool's day- those little surprises will "stick" with your kiddos (and you) for a long time...

  3. I think that is sushi my kids would eat too :)


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