My angel's class has been studying dental hygene and, to end the theme, decided to make Apple Smiles. The apples were cut into wedges then smeared with cream cheese then the kids added marshmallow "teeth" to their smiles. This "smile" was nothing that my little one would smile about so I came up with an alternative - Smiling Pears. They were lots of fun, very healthy and reinforced a good lesson.
1/4 C rice flour
1/4 t sugar
2/3 t honey
2-4 T hot water
Ocean Spray Craisins
Cut pear into 2 wedges.
Place pear wedges on a plate and turn the wedges to face each other like a pair of lips.
In a small cup or bowl, mix rice flour, sugar, and honey.
Begin adding hot water to the mix, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture reaches a consistency slightly thinner than that of cream cheese.
Let the flour mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow excess water to absorb and rice flour to reach a smoother texture.
When flour mixture is ready, it should resemble cream cheese.
Place Craisins in another small cup.
Give your angels the pear "lips", flour mix, a small spoon, and the Craisin "teeth". Have the kids smear a little of the flour mix onto their lips then stick the "teeth" onto the flour mix.
Enjoy with smiles!
NOTE: The texture of the flour mix can sometimes be grainy. If you would like to make a smoother texture, add a little more water and microwave 10 seconds at a time until slightly cooked. Use while still warm (not hot). Careful....if you overcook this, it will turn into a rice cake!