What better way to take advantage of a sunny day than with a picnic? The components are so easy to make that kids can do most of the work themselves. The biggest challenge is organizing and packing everything so that it arrives at the destination intact.
Now we'll show you how to dress ham and turkey sandwiches with cream cheese spreads that hold up well in the heat, serve fruit salad in ice cream cones, and prepare ranch dip in baking cups to cut down on dishes.
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Wash vegetables, then pat dry so they'll stay crisp. While an adult chops celery and peppers, kids can snap green beans and put cherry tomatoes and cut vegetables into plastic bags.
Prepare Trail Mix
Raid your pantry for dried fruits, nuts, and other bite-size sweet and salty snacks. We used dried bananas and cranberries, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, raisins, pretzels, cashews, and peanuts. Put a handful of each into aRead More »from Plan a Kid-Friendly Picnic (and Even Better, Let Them Pack)