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Fly Guy & Frankenfly
It’s October and we’ve been in a Halloween-y mood in our house. We went to Dollar Tree and got some fun decor to add a little festive touch and have put our Halloween books into the reading basket on the floor. Little man has been really into the Fly Guy Books so when he found Hombre Mosca y Frankenmosca in the library he was so excited to bring it home to add it to our basket even if only temporarily. (The English version is called Fly Guy & Frankenfly)
In this book Fly Guy and his best friend, Buzz spend the day playing spooky games and making crafts together. At bedtime, Buzz has scary things on the brain so naturally, he has a bad dream where Fly Guy turns into Frankenfly! He’s trying to get away from Frankenfly when he wakes up to see that his best little buddy has been hard at work all night making him pictures.
After reading we had fun making Frankenstein pudding cups. I’ll readily admit that in an ideal world I’d totally be that Pinterest mama but in reality, I’m far from it. I even had a Pinterest fail with this simple activity. Don’t judge me! These were super easy and fast to make so that even my fournado could enjoy it without having a meltdown. Mom hack: This snacktivity could be even easier if you buy pre-made pudding cups!
The other nice thing about them is that I already had many of the necessary items at home and was able to get all of the supplies for really cheap. I got the short, clear, plastic cups at the dollar store and the other missing materials at my local Wal-Mart.
Frankenstein Pudding Cups
Clear Plastic Cups
Gallon Ziploc Bag
Green Food Dye
1. First, make the pudding exactly as the directions state on the box by pouring the powder and the milk into a bowl.
2. Second, use a whisk to blend them together until the powder is dissolved.
3. Next, place the mixture in the fridge and allow to set for 5 minutes.
4. While the pudding is setting in the fridge place the Oreos into the Ziploc bag. (The amount needed will vary by how many cups you are planning to make. We only made a couple so about 5-6 Oreos was plenty.)
5. After that, seal the bag making sure to remove all of the excess air.
6. Use the rolling pin to crush the Oreos.
7. Once the pudding is set, add a few drops of food coloring and mix well with a spoon.
8. Then, use the sharpie to draw eyes and a Frankenstein mouth on the cups. (Tip: draw them a little lower so you don’t have to fill the cups as high with pudding.)
9. Spoon the pudding into the cups filling them enough to cover the face with pudding.
10. Finally, spoon crushed Oreos over the top of the pudding and enjoy!
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