24 Days of Christmas: Day 12 and 13

Day 12

I had to remind myself how to fold the paper to actually get a six sided snowflake. But the boys each cut about 3 from white paper- then we laced a string through them and hung them in our doorway.

We also did darker construction paper ones- and painted a saturated solution of hot water and epsom salts on them. When the paper dries it leaves a crystallized pattern all over which sparkles very nicely. Of course my camera can't capture that.

Day 13

Reindeer Chow

When it's not Christmastime this is also known as puppy chow. It's really easy to make and the kids had a blast with it....

1 box chex cereal
1 bag chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
about 1.5 cups powdered sugar
(you can also add other stuff....marshmallows, peanuts, pretzels, etc...)

Melt the chocolate and peanut butter until it can be stirred smooth. Pour onto the cereal (and any other mix-ins) and stir until coated.

Put the mixture into a gallon sized bag (or 2...or 4, in my case) and add the powdered sugar) Close the bag well and SHAKE!

Once all the pieces are dusted, dump the bag contents out onto a cookie sheet to dry...or just dig in!

1 comment:

  1. I have everything for this right now. It sounds like a perfect Monday project for my kids.