Kitchen Krafts


Fruit Totem Pole

To make a fruit totem pole, you will need: honeydew melon, other fruit (such as apples, oranges, lemons, pears), 1/4″ (.6 cm) dowel, 2′ (60 cm) cord, construction paper, felt-tip markers, and toothpicks.

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    Put honeydew melon on bottom of totem pole. Coil cord snugly around bottom of melon to keep it from rolling.

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    Insert dowel into middle of melon.

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    Push other fruit onto dowel.

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    Use markers and paper faces, arms, and wings to decorate fruit. (Use toothpicks to attach paper to fruit.)

Soup-Can Ice Cream

Ice cream in a soup can is a perfect treat for one person on a hot day. You might want to invite your friends over for a do-it-yourself ice-cream-making party, or make some for family home evening. For one serving of homemade soup-can ice cream, you will need: clean soup can, medium-size plastic bowl, spoon, 2–3 cups ice cubes, 1/2 cup rock salt, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring.

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    Place can in bowl and surround it with ice cubes.

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    Sprinkle rock salt on ice cubes only.

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    Pour milk into can, then stir in sugar and vanilla. Continue stirring until mixture thickens into ice cream (about 15–20 minutes), then eat! Vanilla is the most popular ice-cream flavor. However, you can add diced fruit, crushed candy or cookie, nuts, coconut, butterscotch or chocolate chips, or chocolate syrup to the basic ingredients.

[illustration] illustrated by Shauna Mooney