Blueberry Hand Pies and Flower Crowns

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How to Make Simple Flower Crowns with Kids

Flower crown idea from the lovely Maya*Made.

Making Blueberry Hand Pies with Kids

Blueberry hand pies inspired by Angry Chicken, using a regular pie crust recipe (from Amy’s cheat sheet) and filled with this blueberry filling:

Filling Recipe for Blueberry Hand Pies

Mix the following ingredients in a bowl ::

  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch nutmeg

Roll out fist-sized balls of the pie crust. Add a couple large spoonfulls of filling to half of each dough circle. Fold the crust over the filling and pinch the edges closed with your fingers (or use a fork to press the edges together). Use a butter knife to poke a few ventilation holes in the top of the hand pie. Brush with egg wash or milk and sprinkle with a spoonfull of sugar. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

DIY Flower Crowns and Blueberry Hand Pies

The girls are wearing their flower crowns and eating blueberry hand pies. Yum!

DIY Garden Loom for Kids

Garden loom made by Harry.

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  1. mes petits artistes (my little artist's) says

    what a super fun day!!! :) the crowns turned out great, hand pies YUMMY! and the garden loom is so pretty!

  2. Maria says

    We did this exact flower crown project for P’s birthday party last year. It was in October so we had lots of pretty autumnal petals and leaves. I loved it!

  3. says

    I love the garden loom! We are in the opposite weather system so I just posted about the soft house we built! Thanks for the trip to summer!

  4. says

    Made these crowns today with my little girl! Such a great idea. We did this in conjuction with our celebration of the letter F. Check out my blog for pics, just uploaded as promised. Thank you for such a BEAUTIFUL and FUN idea! So grateful!