Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lemons and Lemonade

Nothing says summer like a big pitcher of lemonade.  Eva and I made one and a citrusy lemon slice to go along with it.
For the lemonade, we combined one cup of ultra-fine sugar with one cup of hot water and then stirred it until the sugar was dissolved.
Then we squeezed the juice out of five lemons to get a cup of lemon juice.  You may need more or less lemons depending on how juicy they are and how much your toddler dumps over his or her head- don't ask!
Combine the juice, sugar water and 4 cups of cold water.  Stir and chill until ready to serve.
For the lemon slice craft, Eva began by finger painting with light yellow paint on a sheet of white paper. I added some white paint to the yellow finger paint to lighten it.  I also tried adding lemon juice to make it scented but it didn't work out as the paint had too strong an odor.
We let that dry overnight and then I cut out wedges for Eva to glue onto a yellow construction paper circle.
We also tried out the ring toss that Eva's grammy gave her.  Eva wasn't into actually tossing the rings but she did match each ring to the color of the flower.

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