Roo's Casa

Popsicle Stick Snowflake
December 13, 2011, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Winter

When I saw these popsicle stick snowflakes on Crafty Nest, I just had to make one.  They turned out so neat and are hanging in my son’s room.  To make it easier, I did the beginning shape (hexagon) as a template and left it as is to make more.  It is much easier to glue them together with a template underneath as a guide.  


Math Game
November 20, 2011, 1:28 am
Filed under: Educational Stuff, Winter

Capture the Penguin Game from

New Year’s Eve 2010
January 9, 2011, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Holidays, New Year's, Recipes, Winter

1. Chocolate Fondue based off of Tyler Florence’s recipe.

8 oz. Hershey’s chocolate (milk)

1/2 cup cream

5 caramels (I had to microwave these to soften them)

Served with: graham sticks, rice krispi treats, strawberries, bananas, and apples.

2. Cheeseball with crackers

3. Chips and salsa

4.  Snapple (strawberry/kiwi)

5. Potato chips

Snowman Candy Bars
December 24, 2010, 11:50 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Winter

These little snowmen are actually just wrapped candy bars.  They make great stocking stuffers.

Powdered Doughnut Snowmen
December 21, 2010, 8:19 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Food, Holidays, Kids, Winter

These snowmen are a very simple way to make a special treat for your kids.  You will need:

Small powdered doughnuts

Candy corn

Mini chocolate chips


Press the chocolate chips and the candy corn into the doughnuts and you are done!


Valentine’s Day Napkins
February 2, 2010, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Sewing, Valentine's Day, Winter

These Valentine’s Day napkins were made by cutting 12.5×12.5 inch squares and then sewing each side 1/4 inch in and then again.

New Year’s Eve Food 2009
January 2, 2010, 8:28 pm
Filed under: Holidays, New Year's, Winter

1. Whole Foods Cheeseball and Carr’s crackers- we did a taste test between Carr’s crackers and the Whole Foods brand and Wolfgang could tell the difference but I couldn’t.  The kids liked the Whole Foods “Ritz” crackers and everyone liked the cheeseball.

2. Organic Motzarella sticks- the only one who didn’t like them was the little one. Too stringy maybe.

3.  Chocolate Fondue with Rice Krispi Treats, strawberries, bananas, large marshmallows, apple chunks, Back to Nature Graham Cracker sticks- we all liked the idea of this and the dippers. I used a chocolate recipe from Cooking Light and didn’t really like the taste.  Also, I froze the Rice Krispi Treats from our gingerbread house night on Christmas Eve and they were defrosted in an hour or less on the counter and still tasted fresh and great.  

4.  Tortilla chips with Blue Moose Salsa- we all liked this.

5.  Special apple juice and the reindeer root beer- the kids loved the apple juice, but not the root beer. 

6. Hershey’s Hugs

The kids had fun with their poppers, hats and blowers too.