We’re all starting to get a little stir-crazy and running out of ways to stay busy during self-isolation. Fortunately, there are thousands of simple baking and crafting ideas that can be fun for the whole family. Here are a few new projects to try this week.

It doesn’t get much easier than one step, three ingredients, and ten minutes. Our Chocolate Dipped Piroulines start by melting your cocoa in a small saucepan. Once they’re dipped, you can add any topping you’d like from nuts, coconut, sprinkles, or chocolate drizzles! It’s an easy way to get the kids involved.

Sidewalk art is making a big impact as people stay close to home. With messages of hope, it’s a great way to spread a little joy. For a fun twist on traditional chalk, try this chalk ice recipe from “The Best Ideas For Kids.” They’ll love creating art with these “paint-sicles,” and watching the colors melt together. 

Looking for something a little more permanent? With a little patience, you can make beautiful geodes in your own kitchen. These easy instructions from “Dollar Store Crafts” will take you through the process of picking your color, shaping your thread, and watching your crystals grow.

With the cancellations of some state and county fairs across the nation, perhaps it’s time to consider building your own carnival. “East Coast Mommy” breaks down the process of making a backyard “guessing booth”. And after everyone makes their predictions, the person who guesses correctly gets to keep the whole jar of candy! 

Need something different for breakfast? Our Pirouline Granola is a sweet way to start the day. You’ll only need eight ingredients including some pecans and old fashioned oats. Serve it with yogurt or milk, and it’s a great excuse to eat cookies in the morning.

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