Spring Crafting and Snacking #MTHalosFun

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It was a blustery cold day in NYC, but the Momtrends team was channeling spring at our #MTHalosFun event this past weekend, at the Children's Museum of Arts in downtown Manhattan.

An event that combines two things we love: healthy food and family fun! What's not to love...

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As moms, we want to find healthy, delicious, and convenient snacks for our children that meet our high standards and satiate our kids' nonstop hunger. Luckily, Wonderful Halos mandarins check off every box on our lenghty list of requirements. They're 100 percent California-born and raised, and non-GMO-project verified. They're sweet, juicy, seedless, satisfying, easy-to-peel, portable, fresh, and good for you to boot! What more could a mom (and her picky eater) ask for? Oh, I don't know... perhaps a snack that doubles as a craft supply?!

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Yes, to celebrate our favorite seasonal fruit, we teamed up with Halos to a host a day of spring-inspired snacking and crafting, and invited a few of our favorite local bloggers and their families along for the fun.

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While lunching and munching on delicious dishes chock-full of mandarins and sipping smoothies, we got our arts-and-crafts on with some super-cute and silly projects, featuring the star of the day: Halos mandarins, of course!

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Want to get in on the creative action? The Wonderful Halos website features all sorts of amazing recipe and craft ideas you can try at home. Here, we're sharing our two favorites from the event! Enjoy... just try not to eat all your Halos before you finish your work of art!

Wonderful Halos Island Breeze Smoothie

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prep: 10 minutes, serves 2

Ingredients:
2 wonderful halos mandarins, peeled
1 cup coconut milk
1 banana, peeled
1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
1/3 cup of macadamia nuts

Method:
1. Combine everything in the pitcher of blender
2. Cover and blend on high speed until very smooth, about 2 minutes
3 Serve.

Halos Chick

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Materials:
Halos mandarin
Yellow paper
Yellow pipe cleaner
Googly eyes
Glue dots

Instructions
1. Cut the chick's wings from yellow paper. you can create a feathered effect by cutting little slits into the paper's edge. fold them bck at the base nd secure to the sides of the halo with glue dots.

2. Use a yellow pipe cleaner to form the legs and feet

3. Fold yellow paper and cut a little trainge for the beak. use glue dots to add the beak and google eyes

Find all the crafts at http://www.halosfun.com/teamhalos.html. (More spring crafts being added later this week!)

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