I’m part of a ChickFilA mom’s panel and for February they are having a upcycle challenge with the Chick Fil A soup bowls.
Which, if you haven’t tried their soup. You need to. My kids love the chicken noodle and the southwestern chicken is my favorite, even though I don’t usually enjoy spicy foods.
Then we took our soup containers and the girls made little jewelry boxes. This was a fun and easy craft and we made something useful – just maybe their jewelry will end up in these boxes and not all over the floor!
- ChickFilA soup container – washed and dried
- Paint – we used acrylic paint and some puffy paint
- Newspaper – for covering your surface, you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint off your table
- Paintbrushes – we used foam brushes and regular brushes, it’s all about how you prefer to paint
- Cup of water – for rinsing brushes
- Paper towels – for drying brushes, wiping hands, etc.
- If your kids are doing the painting I also recommend an old shirt or paint smock for them.
- Wash and dry your containers
- Spread newspaper over your work surface
- Paint containers with the acrylic paint. You might want a couple of coats if you want more coverage, I tried to convince my kids to use more paint but they really liked the textured look they were getting with just one coat. Rinse and lay out your brushes to dry. Let your containers dry completely
- Add designs with the puffy paint. My girls attempted to draw jewelry with their paint. They even traced the Chick Fil A logo on the lid of their containers because they love Chick Fil A and thought it was so cool to have Chick Fil A jewelry boxes. The puffy paint is also great for keeping the containers from sliding around on hard surfaces. Let this dry overnight or however long your puffy paint says.
- Fill with jewelry 🙂
This project was so much fun and let the kids get super creative.
I don’t know about you, but I love Chick-Fil-A salads! They’re so delicious! And seriously, the best fast food salad I’ve ever eaten. So, I throw away a lot of salad containers. This past month in my Chick-Fil-A Mom’s club we were challenged to Upcycle our salad containers.
Since my kids have taken over my herb garden space with their wildflowers this year. Seriously, all my outside space is now wildflowers! It’s so pretty!
But, I still want an herb garden, so this Chick-Fil-A challenge was perfect!
1. Chick-Fil-A salad containers (I used the large salad containers and the little one from the superfood side as well)
2. Seeds (pick your favorite herbs)
3. Potting Soil
Step 1: Put soil in your containers
Step 2: Add seeds and gently cover with soil
Step 3: Lightly water
Step 4: Put lids on the containers – these Chick-Fil-A lids are perfect for tiny greenhouses because they have little holes in them already!
Store with lids on at night and remove lids during the day so the plants get enough sunlight. Water as needed. In a few days you’ll start seeing some sprouts!
This was super easy, and now I have my favorite herbs growing right in my kitchen!
This point is also a good time to transplant your herbs to outside if you’d rather grow them outside after getting the seeds started.
Chick Fil A Cow Day is like a holiday at my house. It’s this marvelous day, that happens only once a year, on which we all dress up like cows and go eat free chicken. If you live near a Chick Fil A and have never heard of this day, you should go check it out!
Chick Fil A gives out free entrees for a shirt or hat, or you can get a free meal if you completely dress like a cow from head to tail. Speaking of tails, check out my tutorial for a super easy cow tail to go with your awesome cow shirt.
This year, Cow Appreciation day is July 14th. And if you’re wanting to make it easy, they have free printables to help you design your own cow costume.
The first couple of years, I cut out construction paper spots and safety pinned them to all our white t-shirts. I got tired of making new shirts every year, so I made some that I can reuse every year.
Black or brown acrylic paint
Large piece of cardboard (I cut up an old box)
Black or brown fabric marker
Start by inserting the cardboard inside your t-shirt. You don’t want any of the paint to bleed through onto the other side of the shirt or your work area.
Draw your spots on with your fabric marker – if you don’t have a fabric marker any marker should work.
Put a glob of paint on your paper plate and use your paintbrush to fill in the spots.
Let your shirt dry overnight.
While you’re waiting, make your cow tail. Then wear your costume to Chick Fil A on July 14th, and enjoy your free chicken!
Chick-Fil-A Moms is hosting a Dress Up Your Nuggets challenge. Sounded like lots of fun. I chose an Around the world Theme to show off some different ways to eat Chick-Fil-A nuggets.
First up is French. They’re all about their minimal servings. Though I doubt they eat barbecue or chicken nuggets in France, if they did, this is what it would look like. And Chick-Fil-A is such a quality nugget, it could be served in a gourmet restaurant, right?
Next we have Chinese. They pair everything with rice. Add a little sweet and sour sauce and you have a meal!
Third we have Mexican. I love a good taco! My 6yr old thought this one looked so good she claimed it for herself as soon as I finished photographing it. Of course, I had to remove the lettuce, because she doesn’t eat lettuce on her tacos. A little mexican rice, cheese, lettuce, and chicken for a delicious chicken taco.
Last of all, I came back home to the Southern US and did Fried Chicken and Waffles. No one can beat some savory fried chicken and sweet syrup, especially when the chicken is boneless and oh so tasty!