Dirt and Worms Recipe with Leaf Cozy – an Earth Day Activity
This Dirt and Worms Recipe is a delicious way to celebrate a lot of special days. It is particularly scrumptious for Earth Day, but would be a fun snack for the first day of Spring or Fall, April Fool’s Day, or any rainy day when worms appear from the ground. It’s kid friendly to make and to eat!
To further dress up the snack, we’ve crocheted a twig and leaf cozy. Change the colors to match the special holiday you’re celebrating. Use bright colors for Spring or Earth tones for Fall. Earth Day calls for the use of recycled yarn…in any color!
Let’s start with the snack. While it sets up we can crochet a leaf cozy.
Dirt and Worms Recipe
Our versions of the Dirt and Worms Recipe is a chocolate lovers delight. We’re not diluting the pudding with whipped cream. We want a nice rich dark chocolate colored dirt. This is a quick and simple recipe for kids in the kitchen.
- 1 – 5.9 oz Instant Pudding and Pie filling – Chocolate (Jello Brand pictured)
- 3 cups cold milk
- 1 package Oreo cookies (Double Stuffed pictured)
- 1 package gummy worms (sour worms pictured)
- 3 Mason Jars
- Mix pudding according to box.
- Pour approximately 1 cup of pudding into each mason jar.
- Set aside (or refrigerate if needed) to setup – refrigerate if not using right away.
- Place 9 Oreo cookies (3 per serving) into resealable bag and crush with rolling pin or hammer.
- Just before serving pudding, sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top of pudding and top with gummy worms.
Earth Day Activity – Crochet Leaf Cozy
This leaf cozy is a cute Earth Day activity. Not only is the cozy fun to crochet, but the twig and crocheted leaves are a great reminder of how awesome our planet is. Using recycled yarn makes this an earth friendly activity. Using this cozy instead of disposable coffee cup sleeves is also earth friendly.
This is a great stash buster…which is very earth friendly. We’ve used Vanna’s Choice. There really are too many colors to choose from! We reigned ourselves in with only three cozies.
Skill Level: Easy +
Stitches Used: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet
Techniques Used: Crochet in Rows, Crochet in the Round, Crochet in Back Loop, Crochet in Both Loops
- Vanna’s Choice: RADIANT YELLOW, RASPBERRY, FERN, KELLY GREEN
- (Autumn Cozy: Kelly Green, Brick, Chocolate)
- (Fall Cozy: Eggplant, Terracotta, Fern, Radiant Lime)
- Mason Jar
- Twig (4” Length)
Leaf Cozy Instructions
Ch 34, join with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Sc around. (34)
Rnd 2: Sc around. Join and change color to Fern with a sl st. (34)
Rnd 3: Sc around. Join and change color to Raspberry with a sl st into back loop of first st made in this Rnd. (34)
Rnd 4: Work in back loops only. Sc around. (34)
Rnd 5-8: Work in both loops. Sc around. (34)
Rnd 9: Work in both loops. Sc around. Join and change color to Fern with a sl st. (34)
Rnd 10: Sc around. Join and change color to Radiant Yellow with a sl st into back loop of first st made in this Rnd. (34)
Rnd11: Work in back loops only. Sc around. (34)
Rnd 12: Work in both loops. Sc around. (34)
Sl St. Finish off and weave in ends.
Insert twig under any st of Rnd 9.
Leaf Instructions (make 2)
One Fern and One Kelly Green (or colors desired)
Rnd 1: 3dc in 3rd ch from hook (count first two as the first dc), 2 dc in next st, hdc, sc, sl st in last st, ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook. Continue working on the other side of the foundation ch. Sl st in the firs st, sc, hdc, 2 dc in next st, 4 dc in last st. Join with the first dc of this Rnd. (one leaf made)
Finish off leaving a long tail for attaching to cozy.
Attach to twig by tying a bow with the tails from the leaves.
More Cozies in Store
Looking for the cup and mug version? They’re in the ebook.
Each design in the ebook has instructions to fit Mugs, Cups and Mason Jars. Every design has a delicious recipe or fun craft.
All 3 leaf cozies pictured at the beginning of this post are in this ebook! AND the ebook includes 4 new designs – Dracula, Vampire, Mummy and Blue Jeans.
Store: Coffee Cup Cozy Collection