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Does anyone else cringe at the thought of all the back to school madness? Between shopping for school supplies, meeting a new teacher, and making new friends this school year is going to be hectic. Getting Tatiana back into her school year routine is always so hard after sleeping in for months and not being used to a tight schedule. Summer is over now and we’ll be getting back on our schedule but luckily we have a super fun way of choosing our after school meals. I wanted to put a fun twist on choosing Tatiana’s after school meals so that she’s not stressed about just coming home to do homework and I’m not stressed about her indecisiveness about what she wants to eat.
I came up with the idea for a DIY spin wheel because Tatiana loves a good game. I also think it’s something about the suspense of the spin that makes it fun too. The spin wheel is easy to make and a fun activity for the whole family.
- Lazy Susan
- X-Acto knife
- Wooden dowels
- Chalkboard paint color of choice
- Washi tape
- Sand paper
- 12×24 piece of wood for a backer
- Letter stickers
- Start by sanding down your lazy susan. This will remove the stain and allow the paint to adhere to the board.
- Paint the lazy susan with the chalkboard paint once it is completely sanded down.
- Paint the wood for the backer.
- Cut the dowels into 1” pieces.
- Once the lazy susan is dry, use the washi tape to create 6 even triangles.
- Use the glue to adhere the lazy susan and wooden dowels to the backer. Allow at least 72 hours to dry.
- Add your after school meals to the board.
- Spin away, have fun, and enjoy your meal!
Once your DIY spin wheel is done, you can add all of your after school meals to the wheel. For an added bonus, you can add more triangles to your wheel for drink and condiment options. We keep it simple with our favorites: Jimmy Dean® sausage links, Tyson® Fun Nuggets, Hillshire Farm® Turkey lunch meat. Not only are they quick and easy options for us but our family loves them. The fun nuggets are made with whole grain breading and white meat chicken which makes them perfect for after school. The slow-cooked, oven roasted turkey is our go-to choice for turkey and cheese roll-ups especially when we have to head to an after school activity like swimming or dance.
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After Tatiana takes her spin and finds out what she’ll be eating, we head to the kitchen to make her meal and dig in. What are some fun ways you make prepping after school meals fun and stressless?