January 30, 2008

Grass Head Guys

This is an idea that I got from the Family Fun Magazine. I haven't had a chance to make them with my kids but it looks like a fun idea!

2 tablespoons grass seed
Nylon stocking foot
1 cup potting soil
Plastic yogurt container
2 googly eyes
Permanent marker
Double-sided tape
Card stock, craft foam, and so on, for clothing

Time needed: About 1 Hour
1. Spoon the grass seed into the stocking foot, and the potting soil on top of the seed. Tie a knot in the stocking, leaving the excess fabric hanging. Fill a yogurt container halfway with water and place the stocking head on top with the nylon tail in the water to serve as a wick. Attach googly eyes to the head and draw on a mouth with permanent marker. To decorate the yogurt container, tape on clothing made from card stock or other materials.

TIP: Be sure to check the water level in the yogurt container every day, keeping it at least half full.

(Sorry there is so much space under this post...I'm not sure why)

Mexican Sausage Dip

This is one of my all time favorite dips. It is so easy, and SOOOO good. It's looks kind of weird, but it is delicious!! You will love it. Great for New Years, Superbowl, or just anytime.

1 lb. Ground sausage (I love the maple flavored one)
2 bricks cream cheese
1 can rotel tomatoes

Brown the sausage, then add the cream cheese, and tomatoes. Keep on the heat until it all just melts together. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Easy & delicious