Family Builders

S’mores Bars

You’ll Need 20 graham crackers ¼ cup granulated sugar 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 7 oz. Kraft Marshmallow Crème® Kitchen torch 8 x 8-inch pan Tinfoil

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Fish Pops

You’ll Need Lollipop sticks Light blue candy melts Marshmallows Graham crackers Goldfish crackers White sugar pearl sprinkles Wax paper Directions Crush graham crackers until they look like sand and put in a shallow dish. This can be done by hand

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Jello Oranges

You’ll Need 3 oz. boxes of Jello, a rainbow of colors Oranges Knox Gelatine envelopes Hot water Saucepan Directions Cut oranges in half and remove all the fruit, leaving only the peel. We used 6 oranges, one for each color

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Water Balloon Flip-Flops

You’ll Need Inexpensive flip-flops 300 water balloons Instructions Place 3 water balloons in the same direction and tie them together with the fourth balloon. Continue with the fourth balloon, double knotting it onto the flip-flop strap.  Repeat until each flip-flop

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Candy Jar

You’ll Need Flower pot & saucer Glass bowl Ball knob E600 glue Spray primer, red spray paint, silver spray paint & clear coat Blue painter’s tape M&Ms® Instructions Spray primer on the flower pot, saucer, and ball knob. (We placed

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Homemade Playdough

You’ll Need 1 Cup of flour ½ Cup of salt Food coloring or gel  ½ Cup of water Plastic or latex gloves Zippered plastic bags Instructions Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Put on gloves if you do

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Creating Work Outside of the Box

By Pam Molnar With today’s economy being what it is, teens are having a hard time finding work. Jobs that have traditionally been filled by teenage workers in our society are now being filled by under-employed adults and recent college

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Bridging the Gap

Six Tips for Planning a Family Reunion By Pam Molnar As the world gets smaller, extended families stretch across the country. A recent survey shows that only 37% of us live in the hometown where we grew up. The result

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Family Chatter | July+August 2019

Our FamilyChatter Challenge is simple—just do your best. Here are some easy questions that will hopefully inspire your family to engage in great conversations whenever, however, you can. Enjoy! Would you rather spend the day shopping, at the beach, at

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10 Ways to Show Her+Him You Care | July+August 2019

10 Ways to Show Her You Care ♥ Sit on the couch with her or outside on a warm day and just talk. ♥ Try not to make sudden changes without discussing them with her first. ♥ Allow your wife

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