Monday, April 4, 2011

4-H Spring Craft Day

Last week, during spring break, we had a 4-H craft day.  The kids made wool felted Easter eggs, washcloth bunnies, beaded hair barrets, painted bird house gourds and blow torch recycled jewelry.  We had alot of fun.  We also had a food project meeting where the kids made banana streusel muffins.  Mia had the kids make 2 batches and that was our snack.  The mufins were really good.  The recipe is below:

Banana Streusel Muffins:

2 C flour                                         1 tsp baking powder
1 C sugar                                        1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda                        1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs                                             1 C sour cream
1/4 C butter melted                         2 medium mashed bananas


1/4 C sugar                                        3 Tbs. flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon                               2 Tbs. butter

In large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.  In small bowl, beat eggs, sour cream, butter and banans, stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fill greased or lined muffin cups three-fourths full.  Combine streusel sprinkel over muffins.  Bake 375 for 20-25 min.

Whitney didn't want her picture taken. :)

eye protection for blow torch first....

The gourds were left overs in the weeds of my garden.   I just put them in a bussel basket and wintered them over in my barn.  They dried really nice and we drilled holes, cleaned out old seeds, sanded and painted the gourds.  Note the snow...this was spring break!  Only in Wisconsin...we are all outside without coats, it was sunny after all!   

My niece and great-nephew...they joined our club this past year.  Christal homeschools her boys and is an excellent mother!

The group picture show each member with at least one of the projects they made that day.

I have been a 4-H project leader for 14 years.  Our oldest daughter, Justine has been in 4-H since kindergarden.  This will be her last year.  She is a freshman in college.  I truly love 4-H for the opportunities the offer kids.  We have learned many valuable life lessons! 
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