Tuesday, February 8, 2011
½ cup butter
1 8oz pkg. cream cheese
1 ½ cups sugar
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp. b. powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar beating well. Add egg. Beat well. Combine dry ingredients and blend in. Chill at least 2 hours. Roll out thinly and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with decorative sprinkles.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Merry Miss Activity Days
Articles of Faith
This was one of my girls’ favorite Activities. For this activity you need:
A selection of charms (beads, button, baubles)
Needle nose pliers
One of the goals in the Faith in God award is to memorize the Articles of Faith.
I measure their wrist, add a closure, and then they receive a “charm” for every
Article they pass off. I keep the bracelets in an envelope and they get to take them
home when they pass them all off. For those girls who go on to the next class before
they have earned all the charms, I give their bracelets and the rest of their charm with
the jump-rings to attach them to their moms so they can keep working on it and get it
when they are done.*
*Be sensitive to those girls who struggle with memorizing. This activity is to encourage them to finish, not discourage them.
Book of Mormon
The girls need to write down their testimony for one of their goals. We did this by covering the inexpensive Book of Mormons from the
Scrapbook paper, making a small hole in the right hand side-middle and then attaching a ribbon for closing, a small colorful flower (center removed),one of those tacks that spread in the back and gluing a jewel in the center.
Then you open it up, glue a small bit of paper over the ends of the tack so they won’t poke through, and then cover the inside and back cover of the book with a plain piece of cardstock. The front is dedicated to a small picture of them and their written testimony. The back is reserved (left blank) for their written testimony after they finish reading the Book of Mormon.
1 paper back Book of Mormon for each girl
8x10 inch scrapbook paper
hot glue gun and glue sticks
27 inches matching gross grain ribbon
flat flower, center remove
large jewel or button for center of flower
cardstock for the inside covers
We made this bag for the girls to put their Book of Mormon, Faith in God book, and journal in. You can make it out of a pretty place mat or 19 by 13 inch piece of fabric
and one yard of heavy ribbon. If using a place mat, lay flat and arrange ribbon in a loop around to make handles and over lap on bottom. Sew sides together and sew a across bottom (seam makes a triangle) that is 3 inches across.
For this activity, I bought small wooden frames from the dollar store. They should be flat and undecorated. You can cut out a mat shape (or even use a mat, if you have one) from card board.
Take the frame apart and then cover it with tiny strips of torn masking tape. The more irregular the pieces are the better. When it is covered completely, pass out latex gloves and let the girls use furniture stain to color the tape.
After it dries (next Activity Day), have the girls pick a picture from a church magazine or the Gospel Art Book (distribution center) and have them cut it out and put it in the frame. Attach it or put the back back on.
Part of this lesson is the girls must tell everyone why they picked that picture and why it is important to them.
For this Activity you need:
Small frame, mat, or card board mat shape
Old shirts for aprons
Books to cut pictures out of
Composite Notebook for each girl
Scrap book paper
Two sided tape
I covered the note books myself, and then let the girls embellish them.
After they have embellished the out side I have them put their name, age,
and a picture on the inside cover.
In the Faith in God for Girls Book on page for there is a list of thing to do
to help them keep their baptismal covenants and to keep spiritually strong.
At the top of the first page, I had them write in their own hand:
My name The Date
To help me keep my baptismal covenants and stay spiritually strong,
- Pray daily to Heavenly Father
- Read the scriptures
- Keep the commandments
- Honor my parents
- Be kind to my family and everybody else
- Pay tithing
- Attend Sacrament and Primary regularly
The last three they were to add whatever else they felt they needed to do daily.
Kid Friendly Crafts
My Favorite Play Dough
Store bought play dough smells bad and is expensive. This homemade one smells
wonderful and is very cheap. Because of the salt, it will keep for a long time, too!
It needs to be it a closed container because it will dry out and turn to cement.
3 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water
Mix dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Blend water and oil. Slowly add to
dry ingredients in bowl. If it is too dry, add water a teaspoon at a time
until right consistency. If too wet, add a little flour.
Star Salt Dough Magnets
½ cup salt
1 cup flour
½ cup water
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Mix the ingredients until a dough is formed.
Add flour if it is too sticky
Knead until soft and smooth
Roll out ¼ inch thick
Cut out star shapes and press center in with small
round cap to prepare a place to glue pictures
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in pre-heated over 2 hours.
Paint with acrylic paint, glue on photo, sprinkle with glitter and add any other
Decorations you want.
Glue magnet on the back, or alternately make Christmas ornaments.
These are especially fun for rubbing leaves
1 Cup cake tin
Preheat oven to 250.
Remove paper from crayons. The easiest way to do this is to slit the
paper with a knife.
Rub muffin cups with the oil.
Put four broken crayons in each cup (1/3 full)
Place in oven, watch carefully, do not let them melt completely, but
just barely start. If they melt completely the color are not as bright.
Use the toothpick to smooth them by stirring.
Let cool completely.
Tap them out of the pan.