I made molded rice balls which are yummier than they sound, and pretty child-friendly. Just cooked and cooled basmati rice, cream cheese, and fresh steamed white corn. Actually, I just mixed it up, Supergirl molded most of them in the (vaguely) bear-shaped onigiri molds I provided.
I also made a pile of shaped sandwiches this morning - ham, turkey, cheese, and cream cheese + jam.
But my favorite contribution was the platter of jello orange wedges. I was looking for something really fun and child-friendly to make, and came across this idea on the internets. The ones I saw were based more on a jello-shots kind of thing, so of course I omitted the vodka!
They came out so jewel-like and deceptively fun! What is it that I find so entertaining about watching people be fooled by surprising food? Cracks me up.
5 thick skinned navel oranges, cut in half, carefully juiced and cleared of all pulp.
(reserve the juice and strain it for the jello)
1 box of orange Jell-O -- (3 oz.)
1 C. boiling water
1 C. freshly squeezed orange juice
2 Envelopes Knox gelatine dissolved in 1 c. cold water
1/2 C. sugar
Mix the above ingredients until the gelatin is dissolved. Scraping the oranges was the hardest part of this (part of the problem may have been that I used valencias instead of the recommended navels. At any rate, set your scraped orange shells in a muffin tin or custard cups to make the next part easier and keep them balanced. Pour the liquid into the shells, filling them as close to the top as you can. Chill overnight. To slice them into wedges, I found the easiest way was to put the orange, cut side down, on a clean cutting board. Hold the shape of the orange as you slice through the skin and jello center. I found that a large, serrated knife was the best for this job. Then go fool someone and laugh!