Waddles

This is Waddles the penguin.

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Its poem is “when I swim, I go really fast, but when I run, I’m usually last!”. Its birthday is May 11. Now, I will tell you more about penguins.

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Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.

Although all penguin species are native to the Southern Hemisphere they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos penguin, lives near the equator. This information is from Ask.com. To learn more, go here.

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Magic

This is Magic the unicorn.

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The poem is “Everyone loves my pretty pink fur, and casting spells is fun for sure!”. It’s birthday is September 20. Now, I will tell you about unicorns.

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This information is from the website, The Kids Window:

Both kids and adults are enchanted by the pictures and tales of this legendary creature that has the shape and looks of a horse but also has a magical, spiral shaped horn growing from it’s forehead. These prancing, dancing animals are often described as possessing many different powers including the ability to become invisible at will and the ability to fly. Winged unicorns are also called Pegasi.

Myths and legends about the unicorn have been known and discussed for hundreds of years. One legend says that you can find these mystical creatures only during the light of the full moon. The horn will twinkle and shimmer in the moonlight and this sparkling light will lead you to where they are grazing. Most of the pictures of unicorns show animals that are Snow White in color, but a few are the color of ebony. Their horns are always gold or silver colored and the shape of the horn is shown as a spiral.

You can read more about unicorns here.

Pie Crust Fortune Cookies

Piecrust coverI know that I haven’t been posting for a LONG time but this next post (Pie Crust Fortune Cookies) is really cool!Fortune-Cookies-01First thing, before you start the recipe, what are fortune cookies without fortunes? What you need is to cut paper into 2 inch strips and write special fortunes for the people you’re giving them to or just write happy fortunes if it’s random picking. One more thing you can do if you can’t think of fortunes, just write symbols like hearts, suns, moons, flowers, etc.Fortune-Cookies-07What you also need is: colored sprinkles, (the crunchy kind) pie dough or any other flat dough, a circle cookie cutter, fortunes (you just made), and instructions if you printed them out.

Fortune-Cookies-11First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.Then you sift some flour onto your working space.Fortune-Cookies-12Next, you put your dough on the sifted flour and sprinkle flour on top.Fortune-Cookies-16Then, you use your circle cookie cutter and make as many (reusing the dough scraps) as you can.

Tip: If you can’t cut the dough, try pushing harder.

Fortune-Cookies-17Next, you put a fortune in a circle and fold it in half.Fortune-Cookies-18Fold again into a quarter.Fortune-Cookies-20Repeat the last two steps with all your circles.

Fortune-Cookies-21 Fortune-Cookies-22Then, you put the dough on a cookie sheet. brush each cookie with a bit of water and sprinkle 1 color on each cookie.

Tip: Try to put on the sprinkles fast before the water dries. If it does, keep the water out and brush it again.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown. Carefully take them out of the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before taking them off the pan.Fortune-Cookies-27And there you have it!  Your very own fortune cookies!  Give them to your friends or have a party!

I got this recipe from a book at Barnes & Noble and it’s called Pink Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery.

Tell me if you liked it by commenting.

Thank you!

Sunsets

Yesterday I made a silhouette and this is how it came out:

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Here’s another look at it:

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And it’s going to be on TV! there is an art show coming 4/11 to 5/12. If you want to know more, go to The Olympics Are Over! and to my teacher’s site, and you might find information.

Oreo cookie cake pops

This was originally oreo cookie balls, but I put sticks on them so they are cake pops.  If you want the balls, click here.

ingredients:    softened cream cheese, Oreo cookies, and [white or dark] chocolate

first, you crush the Oreos, and cream cheese. it should look like this:

Oreo Cake Pops (1 of 17)next, you put small balls on a tray [easiest to use ice cream scooper]Oreo Cake Pops (11 of 17)

then, you freeze them

then, you put sticks in them

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then, you melt the chocolate and dip the pops in them

Oreo Cake Pops (15 of 17)I like to put sprinkles on them but you don’t have to.

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