Roo's Casa

Preschool Graduation Hat
June 1, 2012, 1:03 am
Filed under: Crafts, Kids

These pictures show how to make this simple hat.  The ribbon is hot glued on.  The teachers ended up making these for the graduation. The drawings on the top were done after school was out.


Preschool Bunny Ears
April 1, 2012, 12:58 am
Filed under: Crafts, Easter, Holidays, Kids

This is such a fun and easy little craft for preschoolers.  Cut construction paper or sentence strip paper to fit around each child’s head and mark the spot to staple in place. Then, cut out the ears and staple onto the headband while not on the head. 

Leprechaun Mask
March 1, 2012, 12:52 am
Filed under: Crafts, Kids, St. Patrick's Day

Here is an easy paper craft that your preschooler can make for St. Patrick’s Day.  All you need is a paper plate, construction paper, red or orange paper streamers, stapler, and a popsicle stick.  The popsicle stick is stapled to the bottom and used to hold up the mask.  My preschooler loves pretending to be a leprechaun with this.

Pretend Checkbook
January 14, 2012, 7:05 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Kids

There is a great tutorial for making a pretend checkbook. My kids just love this!  The tutorial is found on Just Something I Made.

Hershey’s Mouse
December 12, 2011, 9:09 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Kids

These little candy mice were perfect for our toilet paper tube owls.  Just glue (I used a cold setting hot glue gun) on some ears and then glue the two Kisses  flat sides together.  Glue on some eyes and a ribbon tail.  Also, I snipped off the paper tag that sticks out of the Kiss.  I got this idea from Family Fun.

Toilet Paper Tube Owl
December 11, 2011, 9:09 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Kids

I have seen these cute owls all over the Internet and decided to give it a try.  My kids water colored the tube first and then let it dry.  Then I pushed down on the top to form the ears.  Finally we used permanent marker to draw on the face.  We stuck in a Hershey’s Hug mouse and plan to seal the bottom somehow.  These are a gift for Christmas for our owl lover. 

Hidden Spinach Smoothie
November 4, 2011, 12:49 am
Filed under: Dairy Free, Health, Kids, Recipes, Vegan

Smoothies are a great way to get fruit and vegetables into your kids.  My smoothie is mostly fruit, but I add a generous handful of spinach so that it includes a vegetable that my kids would not normally eat.  Here is a before and after shot of my smoothie.  The secret to hiding the green color is to add some blueberries or some blackberries.


1 cup apple juice

1/2 a bag organic strawberries (I get mine from Whole Foods)

1 banana

handful of baby spinach (my kids are picky about the spinach we get, so it has to be the organic Kroger brand in the container) or kale

5 blackberries or pour in a little bit of blueberries

Blend all of these ingredients and drink.  The only frozen parts are the strawberries and the berries.  We stopped adding ice to our smoothies since the cold made it too hard to eat.