I wasn’t surprised when almost as soon as the weather got nice this Spring, Molly was busily putting up a new fairy teepee in our front yard. She just loved her first teepee-style fairy house so much that springtime called out to her to set up a new fairy habitat. In honor of the creation of a new fairy habitat, we made some Spring Fairy Wand Treats and Fairy Fruit Juice.
Since we’ll be talking about all of these yummy sweet treats with sugars and fruits, we’ll talk a little bit later about ways to enjoy them, while still maintaining your dental health thanks to Aquafresh® toothpaste. Let’s see what we can do to avoid leaving the Tooth Fairy some cavity-filled teeth, okay? Later on in the post, you’ll also have a chance to enter for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.
Okay, back to our Spring Fairy Wand Treats and Fairy Fruit Juice.
How to Make Marshmallow Fairy Wand Treats
This was Molly’s favorite, because it’s so easy that she was able to make them with no need for help from an adult. Although, of course, I did help. I wanted a chance to make these fun treats too!
You’ll just need:
- Sticks of some sort
- Full-sized marshmallows
- Candy melting discs or almond bark
- Sprinkles, colored sugars, or nonpareils
These are as simple as gently putting the stick into the marshmallow and then dipping the marshmallow into the already melted (according to package directions) candy melt discs. We then tapped off excessive melted candy and then immediately sprinkled the marshmallow with the decorations of our choice.
To allow the Marshmallow Fairy Wands to dry, we placed them on wax paper with the top of the marshmallow facing down (so that the sticks were up in the air). This way, the tops of the wands are flat, but the sides still look great.
How to Make Butterfly Fairy Wand Treats
You’ll just need:
- Sticks of some kind
- Your favorite crisped rice cereal
- A butterfly cookie cutter or any spring shape that you prefer
We made two batches of Rice Krispie Treats according to the package directions. They would be hard to mix as a double batch, so that’s why I made two separate ones. I packed them down into a cookie sheet (with sides!) that I had sprayed with cooking spray ahead of time.
After the treats had a chance to harden, I used a plastic butterfly cookie cutter to cut out my butterfly shapes. I then carefully put the stick up through the middle of the butterfly. This is why you’ll want either a double batch, if shaping it into a cookie sheet, or probably a single batch if you just use a standard 13×9 cake pan. You’ll need your shapes to come out densely packed and thick enough to support a stick.
How to Make Fairy Fruit Juice
This juice is fun, pink, icy, and packed with fruit and Vitamin C!
You can change up the amounts to make more or less. This made enough for five juice glass size servings or around two glasses that are the size shown in the picture.
- Crushed Ice
- Six fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1/2 of a banana
If you are able to get finely crushed ice, you can fill your glasses with it as you start to blend the other ingredients. Mine doesn’t come out of my refrigerator quite that finely, so I blended it in my blender first.
Add all fruits and fruit juices to a blender and blend until completely combined. Pour your pretty pink Vitamin C creation over crushed ice in your glasses. Garnish with a slice of strawberry, a slice of pineapple, or both! (If the flavors are too tart or citrus-filled for your child’s taste, you can sweeten it a bit with your choice of sweetener, such as sugar or honey.)
Once you’ve enjoyed your Spring Fairy Party and consumed all these sugary treats, you’ll want to do some dental care to make the Tooth Fairy happy too.
A great way to do that is to use products like Aquafresh® toothpaste, which gives you a fresh, clean mouth while also protecting your tooth enamel against the sugar acids that occur just by eating your everyday food choices. The Aquafresh Cavity Protection Toothpaste is an especially great option for us, since we have two people in our house that the dentist says are just a little more prone to cavities than the other people in the house. (Sadly, I’m one of them.)
While I know that sometimes it’s easy to forget about dental care when you’re busy and on the go, your teeth still need your loving care when you brush them twice each day! Aquafresh® toothpaste can help with that!
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