Earth Day Fun and Food Ideas
What better way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 then by planting
something and making dirt cups!
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4 Growing Projects for Earth Day
First here are some ideas to plant on this Earth Day. Of course
planting a tree is a great activity, but if you don't have the space
here are some smaller space ideas for planting.
in egg cartons or reuse plastic cups. See ideas
on what to plant with your kids.
scraps into new plants
for your garden.
Plant an herb garden.
Plant grass in a crafty box.
Create a cardboard box out of recycled cardboard or cereal boxes.
Decorate, color and design the outside how you'd like.
Line the bottom with heavy plastic sheeting. Add potting soil. Press
seeds into soil. Radish seeds grow quickly or to look like straight
hair plant grass seeds.
Using a spray bottle, spray seeds slightly with water and cover with
plastic wrap for several days. Uncover and spray every day.
1 to 2 weeks later you will have a basket that has real looking
grass in it.
Dirt Pudding Cups
In a plastic cup, add chocolate pudding. Add gummy worms poking out
of the top. Crush chocolate sandwich cookies and sprinkle on the top
to resemble dirt.
Dirt Cupcakes Recipe
- 1 1/4 Cup of water
- 1/3 Cup of canola oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 (18.25 oz.) box chocolate cake mix with pudding
- 3/4 Cup ready to spread chocolate frosting
- 24 gummy worms
Preset the oven temperature to 350 degrees allowing the oven to
Place paper cupcake liners into the cups on a muffin tin.
Spray the lines lightly with a non stick cooking spray.
Pour the water into a mixing bowl.
Whisk the canola oil into the water.
Add the eggs and whisk until well combined.
Add the cake mix powder and stir until blended in well.
Fill the paper lines 2/3 full of the batter.
Bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of
the cupcakes comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes to a wire rack and cool for 20 minutes.
Using a wooden spoon handle make a hole in the center of each
cupcake about as wide as a penny.
Place the frosting into a baggie and snip one corner off the bag.
Squeeze the frosting into the holes on the cupcakes allowing a small
amount to top the cupcake.
Press a gummy worm into the frosting hole of each cupcake leaving a
portion of the worm over the edge of the cupcakes.
Or make a whole dirt cake instead of cupcakes.
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