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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Witch Hat Cookies

Thanks to my friend Michele for sharing her photo!

Thanks to my friend Michele for sharing her photo!

Okey doke, hokey pokes, my last Halloween-inspired TTTTT post: Witch Hat Cookies. Saw these on my friend Michele’s Facebook page — aren’t they adorable?! And, they’re super duper easy to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Then, here’s what you’ll do:

  • Lay out cookies.
  • Pipe a thick circle of the orange frosting around the hole of the cookie.
  • Push a Hershey’s Kiss into the center of the frosting, covering the hole.
  • Add sprinkles.

Cute and easy peasy, no? Might actually make these with the kiddos on Halloween. 🙂

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Glow-in-the-Dark Handprint Ghost T-shirts

Proud of the handprint ghost shirts they made

Proud of their shirts!

If you missed it when I shared it last week on Facebook, the kids and I had some fun doing a Halloween craft — we made glow-in-the-dark handprint ghost t-shirts — so I’m resharing the post I wrote for CraftyChild.com (formerly KidsCraftsFunandGames.com).

So yes, I did this craft, so technically I can’t claim I am (or was) too tired to try, but hey, I’m too tired to find something else to share, so that’s gotta count for something, no? Ahhh, laziness. 😉

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Solid-colored, long-sleeved t-shirts (We grabbed some from our dressers.)
  • Nontoxic glow-in-the-dark gel paint (Found this in the crafting paint aisle at Wal-Mart.)
  • One paintbrush (We happened to have a paint sponge on hand, and I found this worked great.)
  • Puffy paint in various colors (In keeping with the Halloween theme, we used white, black, orange, and a glow-in-the-dark white)
  • Baby wipes (or wet paper towels/any other wet cloths) to wipe off hands
  • Newspaper or butcher-type paper to cover the table/floor (optional)

To see the complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Scarecrow Cupcakes

I found these adorable scarecrow cupcakes from My Own Ideas and just had to share. Not only are cupcakes delicious, but these look like they’d be a lot of fun to make with the kiddos. And, perfect for Halloween!

Photo courtesy of My Own Ideas

Photo courtesy of My Own Ideas

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ingredients to make cupcakes — either a box mix or your favorite recipe from scratch
  • Icing (My Own Ideas suggests a nice buttercream icing)
  • Suggested decorations: Orange slices candy, M&Ms, Fiber One cereal or egg noodles, cinnamon or chocolate graham crackers, candy corns

Then you bake and decorate! And the beauty of this is that you and your kiddos and personalize these however you want. Each cupcake will be 100% unique.

To see the complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos from My Own Ideas, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Baby Princess Leia Halloween Costume

Ok, ok. You see “costume” in the title and you’re thinking, “No way am I actually making a costume!” Right? Well no worries, my friends. Not only is this costume easy peasy to make (ok, you do need to be able to make a stitch, but there’s just a few, I promise), but the directions are easy to follow, and Robyn from Hollow Tree Ventures is hilarious, as usual.

Photo courtesy of Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures.

Photo courtesy of Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One pair of thick, brown opaque tights (adult size)
  • One white child-sized t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Needle and brown thread

Then there’s mostly cutting involved, with some rolling and twisting and a few stitches thrown in. And then you’ll have this adorable baby Princess Leia costume.

To see Robyn’s complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Apple Smiles

Ok, I’d have to be uber lazy to not have the energy to try today’s snack idea because it looks so incredibly easy, AND it’s absolutely adorable: Apple Smiles. So glad I found this from Just 2 Sisters.

Photo courtesy of Just 2 Sisters.

Photo courtesy of Just 2 Sisters.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apples
  • Peanut butter (or, if there’s a peanut allergy, you could try Biscoff spread or another type of cookie butter, mmmmmm)
  • Mini marshmallows

Now I said this snack looks super easy to make, and I’m sure you can guess how to put these cute smiles together, but it’d be great if you could check out Just 2 Sister’s original post to show them some love.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Scribble Lanterns

When I came across these adorable little lanterns from Valarie at A Place Like This, I just knew I wanted to share them with you. Fair warning that this craft is a little more involved than the ones I have shared in the past, but the end result really is fantastically cute and perfect for fall.

scribble lantern

Photo courtesy of Valarie at A Place Like This

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 18 x 12 manila drawing paper
  • Tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • Double stick tape
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue or Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Leaf or other pattern for tracing and cutting into lantern
  • Poster board
  • Pencil
  • Variety of color crayons
  • Flickering LED light (optional)

Then you do some scribbling, folding, cutting, tracing, and gluing, and you’ll end up with this adorable lantern. For added fun, add a little flickering LED light!

To see Valarie’s complete tutorial with step-by-step instructions and photos, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: No Butter, No Oil Yummy Pancakes

I’m always looking for ways to make comfort foods healthier without having them taste, errrr, healthier. If you know what I mean. I want the food to taste good AND be healthy! Is that too much to ask? I think not.

In looking for a recipe to share today, my friend JD from Honest Mom offered up one she created for healthier pancakes. Yes, healthy(er) pancakes. Now, she swears by them, and even her daughter declared them the “BEST PANCAKES EVER,” so I’m in. I think I’ll be giving these a go this weekend.

Photo courtesy of JD at Honest Mom

Photo courtesy of JD at Honest Mom

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup regular flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (JD uses Chobani)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • Just under 1 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (omit if you are using vanilla yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ (optional – add more if you’d like or leave it out)
  • Blueberries, bananas, or other extras (optional)
  • Two mixing bowls
  • Whisk

Then you’ll do some whisking (dry and wet ingredients separately at first), some mixing, some griddling, and some flipping. And the end result: some extra thick, yummy pancakes.

To see the complete post with step-by-step instructions from JD at Honest Mom, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)