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Kid Tested Spinach Pancakes Recipe

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The boys were begging for pancakes, but I wanted them to get some veg for breakfast.  So I thought, why can’t I just blend spinach into the pancake batter?  And it totally worked!

  I used a box of organic pancake mix, but any recipe will work.  

For 2 cups of pancake mix, I added one heaping handful of baby spinach.
1 cup of pancake mix in the blender with milk, softened coconut oil, and the spinach. 
After blending, pour it into a large mixing bowl, add the rest of the pancake mix and any eggs.  The spinach seemed to thicken it up a bit, so i added more milk to help get the consistency I wanted.  Mix with hand mixer or fork to combine all ingredients.  Cook as usual. 

  Serve as usual.
We couldn’t taste the spinach at all.  I think it’s safe to use more next time, without affecting flavor.

 

 

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Fresh black bean salsa quick and easy vegan gluten free

Fresh Black Bean Salsa – Vegan & Gluten Free

Ingredients:
1 can black beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with chillies, drained
1 cup corn
1 red onion, diced
Juice from 1 lime
1 bunch cilantro, stems removed, rough chopped

Combine in a large bowl.
If you have essential oils made for consumption, add 3 drops of lime oil
Stir well to combine.

Serve with tortilla chips, in an omelette, or as a topping for tacos.

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Bacon Wrapped brussels sprouts

Oh what a heavenly hors d’oeuvre!

I found a recipe to make this with maple syrup and a maple dipping sauce, but I prefer a tangy salty flavor over something sweet.  So I made my own recipe, using plenty of lemon, and decided to skip any dipping sauce.  These are really yummy on their own so why add all the extra calories?

Just roasting the sprouts and bacon seemed like it would be bland, so I made something to soak them in, that would season them and add some acidity.  The boys LOVED them!  My 9 year old loaded up his Thanksgiving dinner plate with them, and had more sprouts on his plate than turkey!

To get started making these awesome little bacon-covered gems, I trimmed the stem end of the sprouts, and removed any loose petals.  

Then I tossed them in a bowl of lemon juice with minced garlic and salt I had already made, and allowed to sit to absorb the yummy garlic flavor.  (Recipe is at the bottom of this post.)

While the sprouts sat in lemon juice, I cut the bacon in half, so they’d be a better length for wrapping the sprouts.

Next I wrapped each sprout in a half slice of bacon, secured them with a toothpick, and sat them on a cooking sheet.

Then I squeezed the other half of lemon over them, and cracked a little pepper on top.

Into the oven they went!

I set them on a paper towel on a plate to cool.  

Git in my belly!

Nom Noms

 

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The Steps I took to Get off Multiple Sclerosis Medications http://rebeccaheriz.com/breakdown-of-the-steps-i-took-to-get-off-multiple-sclerosis-medications/ http://rebeccaheriz.com/breakdown-of-the-steps-i-took-to-get-off-multiple-sclerosis-medications/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:06:43 +0000 http://rebeccaheriz.com/?p=6289 But first, DISCLAIMER: I have to tell you that this breakdown is just what I did to get off my Multiple Sclerosis meds.  It wasn’t intentional, meaning that I wasn’t trying to get off meds, I just happened to start using some natural options and was slowly able to get off the drugs.  We are all […]

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But first, DISCLAIMER:
I have to tell you that this breakdown is just what I did to get off my Multiple Sclerosis meds.  It wasn’t intentional, meaning that I wasn’t trying to get off meds, I just happened to start using some natural options and was slowly able to get off the drugs.  We are all different.  What worked for me, may or may not work for someone else, but people are always asking, so I wanted to share in case this information is useful to someone else.  
I am not a doctor.  I can not treat, diagnose, cure, or recommend supplements or any other natural option for any illnesses.  This post is for informational purposes.  Please consult your doctor prior to trying any natural options (especially to make sure there won’t be any conflict with your current medications) and to keep her/him informed of what things you are trying.  

The Steps I took to Get off Multiple Sclerosis Medications

One of the most common questions I get asked is how did I get off my Multiple Sclerosis meds and what am I doing now to help MS symptoms.

I haven’t written about Multiple Sclerosis in a while.  I think breast cancer has been on my mind more, but I thought I should post again about it and give a quick overview of how I got off all my meds and treat my symptoms naturally. 
I think this information could be helpful to anyone looking to live a healthier, more natural life.  Not just people with autoimmune disorders or other illnesses.

So for those of you who haven’t been following me for very long, I’m Rebecca Heriz.  Military Wife, mom of 2 awesome boys.  Breast cancer survivor, Multiple Sclerosis warrior, and dog lover.  

 

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost 20 years ago. 
By 2005 I was on 17 different prescriptions and OTC meds.  It was such a pain going to see a doctor and having to go over that long, long list each time, confirming how many Milligrams per dose and how many doses per day… Eventually I just kept the information on a little card in my wallet to hand to the nurse checking me in. 

Early on, I was not the natural-remedy seeking soul I am today. I was very reluctant to try anything alternative for treating the disease.  And had no faith or confidence whatsoever in vitamins, acupuncture, or chiropractics. 

But In 2006, a close friend who was battling cancer, recommended an acupuncturist about an hour from my home.  She told me this doctor eased some of her pain and gave her a little energy, so I decided it would be worth trying.  I was blown away by how focused and energized I felt after my first appointment.  And BONUS, I loved that she would treat anything that was bothering me too… like “I have a sinus headache” or I’ve got a giant zit on my chin.. can you help?” and she always did! 

In 2007 I got pregnant with our first child.  I was able to go off a lot of the medications, for the safety of the baby.  (WHOOP!)  Copaxone was a daily injection that I was allowed to quit.  I was so happy!  Even though I strongly believed that medicine was helping me, I didn’t want to go back on it.  I hated the shots.  They hurt and I had divots at the injection sites where it looked like the drug was eating away my muscles!

After the baby was born, a friend who knew I wanted to stay off those meds, sent me a link to a book she thought I should check out, called the MS Recovery Diet.  It was an early version of a primal or paleo diet, back before paleo was a thing.  It was SOOOO restrictive though and I didn’t feel ready to go that far, so I just cut out dairy and gluten.  The results were pretty remarkable.   I cut those out for 2 weeks, then tried a piece of birthday cake to test it out… and I couldn’t walk the next day, and struggled for the following week .  I was worse off than I’d been 3 weeks ago!  Like my body rebelled against having the gluten in the cake (and possibly all that sugar too).

In 2009 I lost my Dad to cancer.  A few months later I got pregnant with baby number 2 and suddenly became hyper aware of phthalates in shampoo and toxic ingredients in cleaning supplies.  I wanted to eliminate carcinogens in our home to protect my kids, including the little guy in my belly, from cancer.  I changed out our skin care and hair care products, and began using more natural cleaners and learning how to make my own cleaning products.  Little did I know that doing this would also have a big impact on my overall health.  Looking back, I think the odors and fumes in cleaning products were triggering some of my MS symptoms (I’m just guessing… I’m not a scientist… all I know is that changing how we cleaned really helped me.)  Now, if I go into a bathroom that’s just been cleaned with bleach, I get headaches and become super nauseous. 

After my second son was born I started taking medical grade vitamins.  It was kind of a fluke.  They came in a weight loss kit I’d ordered (put on way too many pounds that second pregnancy!)  I took them, only because I had them, but I wasn’t expecting anything from them.  By the second day I could feel that MS fog lifting.. a cognitive fog that impacts ability to focus… and I was feeling more energetic.  I was amazed.  They weren’t anything special, just a multivitamin similar to waht you’d get from a health food store or a Doctor’s office.  Prior to this experience I figured that all vitamins were the same and why would you pay $40 for a bottle of Vitamin D from the health food store, when you could get the same thing from rite aid for $9? 

This awesome experience with the multi vitamin got me doing tons of research about nutrition and health, and what supplements could help my different symptoms.  I started thinking about my restricted diet in a less negative way.  Instead of dwelling on what I couldn’t have, I focused on what new things I could add, that would fill me up and leave me feeling great, instead of feeling deprived because I could have certain things anymore.

It’s been a long journey figuring out the things that have helped me.  In September 2013 I was able to quit my last pharma medication.  Going from 17 meds to zero is really awesome!    It was a slow process, 2006 starting acupuncture, until I was able to get off meds in 2013… and I’m still learning and still adding new techniques.  And this year I truly started researching and learning about essential oils, and what they can do for me.  I’ve been using EOs for years, but not regularly, with any actual knowledge of safety or proper use.  Now there’s oils in our kitchen, the pantry, my bedroom and my bathroom.  There used to just be 5 or 6 bottles in the medicine cabinet of my bathroom.  Now there’s probably over 100 oils in our home!  I love that my eyes and mind have been opened to trying natural things.  I feel SOOOOO much better!  

We are all different.  Disease affects us differently.  My journey will be different from anyone else’s, but I believe there are a few natural living techniques that can help everyone.
•  Good nutrition.
•  Eliminating toxic chemicals wherever possible.

•  And thinking outside of the box can benefit any mom and any home regardless of current health status.

 

My Current Multiple Sclerosis / Health Regimen:
• I try to make a fresh pressed green juice every day
• Taking vitamins/Supplements
• Replaced OTC medications with supplements and Essential Oils 

• We don’t use any conventional cleaning products in our home 
• Exercise / Yoga / Pilates  (lots of stretching)
• Eat 80% whole foods diet
• Limit Stress and manage energy output
• I’ve learned to say “no” when I feel like I’m spreading myself too thin.  If I don’t take care of ME I can’t take care of my family!

I hope this information can help someone.  Please SHARE/RT

Be Well,
Rebecca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Edit The Preview Image On Your Facebook Videos

 

If you’re using Facebook to help build your business, you should definitely be posting videos!  Videos get great engagement.  They allow your Page fans to get to know you better, and are often more shareable content than anything else posted on Facebook.

Videos can be informational, instructional, motivational, inspirational, and even funny.

The best way to get your videos seen though, is to make sure the still image that shows in the newsfeed, while the video isn’t playing, is attractive and appealing.  A great still image will help make people want to click on your video, and watch it.

In this video, I will show you how to edit your still image in an uploaded, or live video, on Facebook.   You will learn how to choose from the stills that Facebook preselects for you, or upload your own, in order to help make people WANT to view your content.

 

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Mummy Halloween Cookies without Food Coloring http://rebeccaheriz.com/pumpkin-spice-cookies-mummy-halloween-cookies-without-food-coloring/ http://rebeccaheriz.com/pumpkin-spice-cookies-mummy-halloween-cookies-without-food-coloring/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:35:14 +0000 http://rebeccaheriz.com/?p=6221 Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Mummy Halloween Cookies without Food Coloring   Pumpkin Spice Mummy Cookies with Real Pumpkin and no Artificial Food Dyes I LOVE making cute, fun holiday foods, but we are pretty strict about avoiding artificial food dyes.  I knew I wanted to make mummy cookies, but I wasn’t sure how I’d get […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Mummy Halloween Cookies without Food Coloring

 

Pumpkin Spice Mummy Cookies with Real Pumpkin and no Artificial Food Dyes

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

I LOVE making cute, fun holiday foods, but we are pretty strict about avoiding artificial food dyes.  I knew I wanted to make mummy cookies, but I wasn’t sure how I’d get a great, spooky Halloween color, without food coloring, unless I added a lot of cocoa powder.  But I didn’t want a chocolate cookie, nor did I want a brown mummy.

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

So, I thought to myself, “what’s black and natural?”  …

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL!

Before you get worried that there’s a yucky flavor from the charcoal, there wasn’t any!  We couldn’t taste it at all.

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

I have charcoal in capsules, but you can also find it as a loose powder, in a jar.  Yucky things bind to charcoal, to help flush them from your body.  It is commonly used in the ER to treat certain types of poisoning.  It helps prevent the poison from being absorbed from the stomach into the body.  It can also be used to whiten teeth!
More on how to use charcoal HERE.

Since I didn’t know if there would be any flavor from the charcoal, I decided to make pumpkin spice cookies, using real pumpkin, and some pumpkin pie seasoning.  I’m so glad I did… these cookies are DELICIOUS!

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies | zombie cookie cutter

Use your favorite cut out cookie recipe.  If you want to make it easy on yourself and get a mix, I love Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie, Cookie Mix, that makes soft cookies that can either be drop cookies, or cut out cookies.  This mix doesn not contain preservatives, artificial colors or flavors… SCORE!

The Betty Crocker pouches make 3 dozen 2 inch cookies.  Ginger bread men can be pretty big cookies, and I needed to have plenty to share, so I used two pouches.  Depending on how many cookies your recipe makes, you may want to double your recipe, or use half of the pumpkin, spices, and charcoal that I used.

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

 

For my double batch of cookies, I mixed in 1/2 can of pumpkin, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, and 5 capsules of charcoal.  Next time I do these cookies, I will add more charcoal to make them more black, but I was being conservative for the first attempt.  5 capsules equals about 1 tsp.  Next time I think I’ll double the amount of charcoal I use.

For 1/2 can of pumpkin, I added 4 TBS of all purpose flour, to help counteract some of the moisture from the pumpkin, so the dough would work with a cookie cutter.  If you want to do this as a drop cookie, just add 2 TBS of flour.

In addition to mummies, I also made “monster blob heads”, in order to use up the excess dough after I cut as many mummies as I could.  If you don’t have a “ginger bread man” cookie cutter, these would be an awesome, festive, halloweeny substitute.

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

Mix your cookie batter according to the instructions, with the pumpkin, pie spice, and flour added.  Then chill the dough.  I separated mine into 3 sections, each wrapped in plastic, then put them in the freezer for 20 minutes.

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies | zombie cookie cutter

Flour your working surface, roll out your dough, and cut with any “ginger bread man” cookie cutter.  I have a Zombie cookie cutter than my sister sent for my birthday, so that’s what I used. 

Bake your cut out cookies, allow to cool, then apply candy eyeballs with a dab of frosting.  Wilton makes them, and they can usually be found in the cake mix aisle of the grocery store, or at any Michael’s or AC Moore art supply store.  Walmart usually carries them with their Halloween decorations, during the Halloween season, while supplies last.  The eyes will contain artificial food dyes, but it’s such a small portion of the overall cookie, I decided not to stress over it. mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

Now for the FUN part!

mummy cookies | pumpkin spice cookies | halloween cookies

If you have tips for a frosting bag, use a flat tip to make it the icing look like fabric ribbons on your cookies.  Otherwise, scoop some frosting into a plastic bag (I used a zipper freezer bag, and sealed it tight.)  I snipped the tiniest hole possible in one bottom corner of the bag, then squeezed out frosting as I moved my hand back and forth across the cookies.

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 I used cream cheese frosting, because it goes so well with pumpkin spice, but vanilla would work well too.  I’m so pleased with them!  They’re so cute, and super yummy too 

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What is Carrier Oil – Essential Oil Safety Guide http://rebeccaheriz.com/what-is-a-carrier-oil-using-essential-oils-safely/ http://rebeccaheriz.com/what-is-a-carrier-oil-using-essential-oils-safely/#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:18:00 +0000 http://rebeccaheriz.com/?p=6051 What is Carrier Oil – Essential Oil Safety Guide What is a carrier oil? – Essential Oil Safety Guide Contrary to popular belief, carrier oils do NOT actually dilute the efficacy of an essential oil, they slow down the absorption rate of the oil, but they don’t lessen the strength.  This is important to understand, if […]

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What is Carrier Oil – Essential Oil Safety Guide

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What is a carrier oil? – Essential Oil Safety Guide

Contrary to popular belief, carrier oils do NOT actually dilute the efficacy of an essential oil, they slow down the absorption rate of the oil, but they don’t lessen the strength.  This is important to understand, if applying oils to a child.. we’ll get to that in a moment.

What kind of oils are carrier oils?

Carrier oils are fatty oils or vegetable oils, that help “carry” an essential oil, in order to reduce discomfort, or allow for proper coverage of an essential oil, without using more than 1 or 2 drops of essential oil.

Carrier oils ensure that essential oils applied topically, are comfortable to the skin.  When you dilute with a carrier, it changes the heat or sensation of the oil on your skin, but does not dilute the potency or effect of the oil.

Using a carrier oil can help prevent waste due to excessive application.  If you feel like you need an oil to cover a larger area of skin and 1 drop of EO isn’t enough for adequate coverage, a carrier oil would be really beneficial for helping to spread the oil, and still use the appropriate dose (1-2 drops).   Essential oils are absorbed into our skin, and get into the blood stream.  It is important not to use too much for safety as well as cost.

Some good carrier oils are Fractionated coconut oil, Jojoba oil, and Young Living‘s V6 Oil

 

Using Carrier Oils

Children & Babies

When applying oils topically to children or babies, it is best to put about 10-20 drops of carrier oil (an organic vegetable oil like fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil) to the palm of your hand, then add 1-2 drops of essential oil.  Combine in your hands, then apply to the child.

Smaller children and babies require more dilution, a 20 to 1 ratio is the ideal starting place. 
Rubbing the oils in your hands will help prevent applying too much, as you will absorb some of the oils, and your hands will act as a sort of diffuser. Some Young Living products come pre-diluted with carrier oil, as indicated on product labels, and are intended for direct application on children.  (Contact me directly for more information about Kids’ oils.) 

Applying oils “Neat”

If you apply an oil “neat” to yourself (no carrier oil) and the oil doesn’t bother you at first, but in a moment it begins to feel hot, simply cover the area with a small amount of carrier oil.  This will help temper the hot feeling.  Never use water!  That will make the burning sensation worse.  Always apply a carrier oil.
“Hot oils” are oils that can cause a hot or warming sensation when applied to the skin. Examples of hot oils and blends include Cinnamon, Clove, Lemongrass, Oregano, Thyme, Exodus II™, and Thieves®. For some people, Peppermint’s cooling sensation can be too intense.

I like to use peppermint oil, or certain pain oil blends, like Deep Relief® for headaches, stiff neck, etc.  These oils don’t bother me if I apply them neat to the back of my neck.  But if I apply it to my temples to cool headache pain, I need to follow up with carrier oil.  The carrier oil will “encapsulate” the peppermint or menthol type blend of essential oil, which keeps the fumes from bothering my sensitive eyes.

For adults, many essential oils can be applied neat (no carrier) but some oils to watch out for are Cinnamon, Clove, lemongrass, oregano, thyme, Thieves blend, and Exodus II.  For many people peppermint is also considered a “hot” oil. 
Hot oils are oils that can cause a hot or warming sensation when applied to the skin.  Peppermint has more of a cooling sensation, but it can be intense. 

Use a patch test procedure first, to test your sensitivity.  This procedure can be used for any new oil.  Apply 1-2 drops of oil to a small patch on your forearm.  Watch that area for an hour or two to monitor for any reaction (usually in the first 5-10 minutes, but keep an eye on it for at least an hour).  If you experience discomfort, apply carrier oil as often as needed.

If a rash occurs, that is usually a sign of your body eliminating the oil (detoxing).  Drink water to help encourage the release and removal of toxins in your body. Toxins present in petrochemical-based soaps and skin care products, detergents, and perfumes may trigger some of the detoxification reactions. Consider discontinuing these agents if a reaction occurs.

I have seen some documentation that states to dilute or wash oils with water if they cause irritation.  DO NOT DO THIS.  Water actually drives oil into the skin and eyes! 

Other ways to use Carrier Oils

Use carrier oils to make your own sprays, or roller bottles filled with your favorite oils.  Use 50% carrier oil, and 50% essential oils.

How often can essential oils be applied? How much do I use?

Real, pure Essential oils are very powerful, so start low and go slow. Excessive use of essential oils may increase the risk for adverse reactions. In most cases, 1–2 drops are adequate, and using more may waste product. Depending on the essential oil, you can gradually build up to 3–4 uses per day, if desired.

 

 

Rebecca is a work at home Mom, focused on healthy, toxin free living, since 2011.

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How To Create A Logo With Picmonkey and add to any custom graphic

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How To Create A Logo

I love making graphics to use in both my professional life, as well as in my personal life.  It’s great to be able to create my own party invitations, and holiday cards.  For business, I like to add a logo to “watermark” all the images I create.

It the video posted below, I will show you step by step how to create a logo, using picmonkey.com, and then add it to any image.  These instructions are for ALL skill levels.  Don’t worry if you’ve never created any graphics before, I got you!

Once the logo is added to a photo or graphic, I will show you how to change the color, as well as how to make your logo appear as a transparent, but visible watermark, like the faint images sometimes seen on a check or legal document.

 

 

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I am a work at home Mom who started a career in Direct Sales in 2011, using the internet to connect with people through her blog and on social media.  In addition to building my business online, I teach others to use Facebook for business, how to build a wordpress website, and how to leverage the internet to make the most of a small business.

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Paper Plate Jellyfish Puppet : Under the Sea Summer Craft for Kids http://rebeccaheriz.com/paper-plate-jellyfish-puppet-under-the-sea-summer-craft-for-kids/ http://rebeccaheriz.com/paper-plate-jellyfish-puppet-under-the-sea-summer-craft-for-kids/#respond Thu, 06 Jul 2017 20:00:20 +0000 http://rebeccaheriz.com/?p=5785 Paper plate jellyfish puppet under the sea summer craft for kids You have likely seen this jellyfish puppet video on Facebook.  It has over 8 million views! How adorable!  I wanted to duplicate this craft for an art camp, and also for a larger group of kids who wouldn’t have very much drying time, so […]

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Paper plate jellyfish puppet under the sea summer craft for kids

jellyfish puppet under the sea craft for kids

You have likely seen this jellyfish puppet video on Facebook.  It has over 8 million views!

How adorable!  I wanted to duplicate this craft for an art camp, and also for a larger group of kids who wouldn’t have very much drying time, so I figured out a great way to cheat a little bit 

Here’s how we made our Jellyfish puppet craft:

large jellyfish puppet craftFor art camp, I had 9 campers, age 4-6.  What’s nice about camp, or doing this at home, is you have plenty of drying time, so painting a paper plate isn’t a problem.

First I had the campers paint their plates while I cut the half-circle jellyfish shapes from cereal boxes.  Since the cereal boxes were light brown, we did a base coat of white paint and allowed the plates and cardboard to dry while we worked on another craft.
Once those items were dry, campers painted the front of their jellyfish bodies with a mix of white, pink, and purple paint.  I showed them how to swirl the paint to get texture and dimension.  Once they dried we attached strips of curling ribbon, using regular Elmer’s glue, to the back of the jellies, and googly eyes to the front.  I added large popsicle sticks with a glue gun, and cut slits into the paper plates with an x-acto.  Then we taped them up on our sea wall and played with them!

Here’s a few of them:under the sea craft for kids jellyfish puppet paper plate

Those were the full size version, like she showed in the video.  But for the non-profit art center I run on Saturdays (KidSPOT) we needed to do a version that would dry faster because kids come in, make some crafts, then take them home.  I happened to have some small blue paper plates, so I decided we should make a mini version of the paper plate jellyfish puppets (because the plates were small).


under the sea craft for kids jellyfish puppet paper plate

I pre-traced and cut about 20 little jellyfish bodies from a plain white paper plate.  Card stock would work well too, or even a cracker box or some sort of food box that happens to be white on the inside, to eliminate the need for a base coat of paint.

under the sea craft for kids jellyfish puppet paper plate

I set out trays of paint, with 3 – 5 colors in each tray.  All of the trays had white paint, to help give the jellyfish a translucent look.

There was also an assortment of yarn.  I wanted to use yarn instead of curling ribbon this time, because we had some really cool white yarn with a lot of fuzzy texture, and it looked like jellyfish tentacles to me!  Some jellyfish have color and texture variations in their tentacles, so I chose a variety of yarns to use.

under the sea craft for kids jellyfish puppet paper plate

Do to our limited drying time, I had kids line up their pieces of yarn on a small piece of cardboard (cereal box), then I applied hot glue over the yarn, then pressed their jellyfish onto the yarn tentacles and flipped the jelly over to add a regular sized popsicle stick to the small piece of cardboard with hot glue.

under the sea craft for kids jellyfish puppet paper plate

Kids added their eyes, then inserted their jellyfish puppets into the blue paper plates.

jellyfish puppet mini with plate

Some kids trimmed their jellyfish tentacles, other kids chose to leave them super long like mine.

Kids and grownups all enjoyed this jellyfish craft!

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