What happened to November?
It seems like just yesterday when we were getting ready to go trick-or-treating and now, we've skipped over November and jumped right onto the Christmas sled...;o).
I put away all of my fall decorations today and we will soon be dusting off our Christmas ornaments. But before we get all tangled in Christmas lights, I wanted to share a little sweetness with you.
I heart jelly beans...
Instead of using melted chocolate
as our 'glue', we used caramel
I showed the kids pictures of candy turkeys found on the Internet.
I always encourage them to make their own creation - using what
they've seen as inspiration - but trying not to copy someone else's work.
Here is Tristan's gobble-gobble....
Here is Ethan's intricate turkey tail. He used jelly beans cut in
half and 'glued' onto an oreo cookie. He then placed each
white sprinkle - clever lad! (see mine in the background...shame)
This is Tristan's interpretation of the cooked turkey...
And because of our Canadian "true patriot love", here is a beaver
Ethan had made, because of course we already had our Thanksgiving.
And the best part of the craft (I made sure they brushed their teeth really well that day!).
While I appreciate these little treats may not be something you would put on display or serve to guests, the intent of this lazy morning craft was to have some fun with the kiddies, allowing them to express (and then eat!) their creativity.
Okay...now I can go Christmas Crazy!
Hoping you have a sweet Friday!
p.s. please don't forget to come back tomorrow for my weekly simplicity Saturday......