Friday, October 8, 2010

"Tie Dye" Autumn Apples

Don't you just love how the leaves change into the prettiest shades of Autumn sunsets this time of year? It's as if God is dipping all the trees into a bucket of Tie Dye colors and leaving them to dry in the cool Autumn breeze. I'd like to think he is using the same color palette for the leaves that He uses for the sunsets. So with that said, here is a fun little idea I want to share with you---"Tie Dye" Autumn Apples! My daughter went to a kid's cooking camp this summer and learned how to make a little treat called "Tie Dye Apples". I figured it would also be a fun Autumn snack for her and I to make in the kitchen where she gets to have fun "painting" Autumn colors onto apple slices. It is Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy.

You need sliced apples, 4 boxes of  Jello in different flavors(we think Jello mixes in shades of red, purple, orange, and blue work best), a small spatula, 4 small bowls or ramekins.

Separate Jello mixes into separate bowls. 1 bowl for each color.

Use a small spatula dipped into various Jello powders
 to "paint" the apple slices.

My daughter chose to arrange the apple slices into a flower
with a grape in the center.

I think this is a simple and creative way to have a little Autumn fun in the kitchen with your child. Enjoy!

Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten