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Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Incorporating Arts & Crafts Into Home Education Routines With Michaels Same Day Delivery

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This Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe and Incorporating Arts & Crafts Into Home Education Routines post was first seen at Thrifty Nifty Mommy.  Sponsored by Michaels, as always, all opinions are my own.

Everyone is stuck at home and daily schedules have been turned upside down.  But did you realize that social distance crafting is growing among families in the U.S.?  In fact, 50% of parents surveyed have confirmed they are incorporating arts and crafts into their child’s home education routine.  Because guess what?  Arts and crafts are educational, fun, and are a great way to pass the time together as a family!

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Incorporating Arts & Crafts Into Home Education Routines With Michaels Same Day Delivery

Michaels Is Here To Help You Get Crafting!

To make crafting easier, Michaels craft stores has announced the launch of contactless same-day delivery for online orders in select locations!

In an effort to protect customers while also emphasizing the safety of Makers and Michaels team members, this contactless same day delivery as well as curb side pickup is a great option for everyone!   Both services will ensure you can create safely at a time when crafting and DIY projects are on the rise.  And if your local store isn’t open, online ordering and shipping is also an option.  See here for more details.

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Arts And Crafts Are Educational

Arts and crafts is a term to describe a wide variety of activities involving making things with one’s own hands.  But did you realize that arts and crafts are actually educational too!?  There are lots of options families can incorporate into their daily home education routines that are actually learning in disguise.   It’s a great way to work together as a family and have some fun while being stuck inside.

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Incorporating Arts & Crafts Into Home Education Routines With Michaels Same Day Delivery

New data uncovered by Michaels reveals that being home is spurring creativity and a DIY culture: 

  • Nearly 138 million Americans have looked to a creative project to stay busy right now.  This ranges from arts and crafts projects to home improvement work and re-decorating.
  • 50% of parents surveyed in their community confirmed they are frequently incorporating arts and crafts into their child’s home education routine.
  • 95% of parents surveyed believe that crafting is an educational activity.

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Incorporating Arts & Crafts Into Home Education Routines With Michaels Same Day Delivery

Arts And Crafts Are Important

Taking part in arts and crafts offers a process which helps children explore, discover, create, and experiment. Altogether, arts and crafts help children in growing as an individual. This entire process allows kids to be more spontaneous, creative, and expressive without any inhibitions.  Arts and crafts offers a way for people of all ages to express themselves while also having fun.

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Incorporating Arts & Crafts Into Home Education Routines With Michaels Same Day Delivery

Just a few examples to get you started are:

  • Baking:  Encourage the kids to get busy in the kitchen and help create meals, snacks, and desserts.  {SKILLS:  math, fractions, measuring, reading, and following directions}
  • PaintingPainting can help children communicate their emotions or feelings. Through the use of different colors, they are able to express themselves without the use of words.
  • Knitting and Crocheting:  These crafts work both sides of the brain, using both logic and creativity.  Not only that, you can improve fine motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination.
  • Candle Making:  You can practice following instructions, measuring, and more while making candles.
  • Bulk Kids Crafting:  Depending on the type of crafts you choose, there’s an endless amount of learning and skill building to be had!
  • Card Making:  Get the kids working on crafting homemade cards and then write a note inside.  Send to family members, friends, and nursing homes to encourage others during this time.  {SKILLS:  writing, spelling, fine motor control} 

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe

The best part about this show-stopping Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe is that they are SOOO easy to make!  I just used a regular cake mix, grabbed a few essentials from Michaels, and me and the kids got to work.  It was so fun to make them together as a family and the kids loved being the taste testers!

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients:

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Buttercream Frosting Recipe Instructions:

  • In a large stand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese till smooth; about 2 minutes total.
  • Add vanilla and continue beating.
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Make sure it’s fully incorporated before adding additional cups.
  • After you’ve added all 4 cups, check consistency. Add additional powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, if not thick enough.
  • Beat for 1 minute after everything is added to increase volume.
  • Place in a piping bag and frost cakes or cupcakes as desired.  Top with sprinkles.
  • Enjoy!

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe Instructions:

  1. Begin by following the directions on your white cake mix box.  Once batter is made, divide evenly into 6 bowls.  
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  2. Then, using your Performance Color System (aka: food coloring), create 6 colors of your choosing.
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  3.  Carefully spoon even amounts, one on top of another, into cupcake liners.  The batter should be divided evenly between 24 total cupcake papers.
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  4. Once all batter is dispersed, bake the cupcakes according to the package directions.  
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  5. Check cupcakes with a toothpick and remove from the oven once the toothpick comes out clean.  (***NOTE:  It’s extremely important to not over-bake cupcakes as that will make them taste dry.)  Place on a wire rack to cool.
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  6. Once cool, use a cupcake corer to remove a small amount of  cake from the center of each cupcake and then fill with sprinkles of your choice.
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  7. Carefully frost each cupcake with cream cheese buttercream frosting (recipe below), making sure to fully cover the center sprinkles.
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  8. Finally, add additional sprinkles to the top of each cupcake.
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  9. Enjoy!  Everyone will be stunned as they bite into their cupcake and discover the hidden sprinkle surprise inside!
    Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe + Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Print Our Easy Rainbow Cupcakes And Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

If you’re wanting to stun your family or guests, definitely grab this recipe and whip up a batch of our easy rainbow cupcakes recipe with cream cheese buttercream frosting.  I get SO many compliments every time the kids and I make these!

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe & Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This delicious cream cheese buttercream frosting recipe is the perfect finishing touch to any cake or cupcake!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar + more if needed

Instructions

  1. In a large stand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese till smooth; about 2 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and continue beating.
  3. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Make sure it's fully incorporated before adding additional cups.
  4. After you've added all 4 cups, check consistency. Add additional powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, if not thick enough.
  5. Beat for 1 minute after everything is added to increase volume.
  6. Place in piping bag and frost cakes or cupcakes as desired.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftover/extra frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

*Keep frosted cakes and cupcakes in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

These nutritional facts are offered only as an estimate and could vary slightly.

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gloria patterson

Sunday 21st of February 2021

I am like so many other people my first thought was how would it be educational. But the more I read the more I was how come I didn't realize before. That baking is a science and so many other things

Jessica Walker

Monday 8th of June 2020

These look so pretty. I think my kids would love to make these with me. Thank you we are always looking for new desserts to try.

Peggy Nunn

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

I am going to the store to get all the goodies to make these for when the girls visit. They are so excited to make them.

Katie Bellamy

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Yummy! Saved these are our next "Arts & Crafts" class!!

monique s

Friday 29th of May 2020

I think the candy treats inside these make them extra special and fun

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