Monday, November 28, 2011

Candy Garland

Here is a cute and inexpensive garland for your classroom tree! 
The anticipation is truly sweet with this candy chain. And it's so easy to make, your kids can prepare one for every member of the family.

  • Wrapped candies (we like striped starlight mints)
  • Ribbon (red or green)
  1. Take two of the wrapped candies and using ribbon, tie a twisted plastic end of one to an end of the second mint. Continue until your chain has enough candies for your countdown.
  2. Hang your garlands from the mantel or from doorknobs. Each day, untie and eat one piece of candy.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tepee Treats

Historically, an Indian tepee was made from a cone of long poles and a hide covering that appeared shiny white until the hearth fire cured it. Construct a village of similarly handsome -- though edible -- tepees with this food craft.

  • Sugar cones
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cake-decorating icing
  • Decorative candies
  • Toothpicks
  1. In a mixing bowl with an electric beater set at low speed, mix 2 cups of sifted confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup of softened, unsalted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract until smooth and spreadable. Stir in a bit of milk, if needed.
  2. Use the icing to lightly frost eight ice cream sugar cones, then place them in the freezer for a few minutes until the icing hardens.
  3. Now use tubes of cake-decorating icing to draw linear patterns and images and glue on decorative candies. For lodgepoles, insert toothpicks into the tip of each cone.
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Marshmallow Tinkertoys

Building an Edible House
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A bag of marshmallows and some thin pretzel sticks are all you need to build the perfect puffy pal, a 3-D house, or tepee. Your child simply skewers the marshmallows with the sticks to create his own masterpiece. Add to the fun by placing toy pigs or other animals in the house and challenging your child to be the big bad wolf and blow it down.