Yesterday was a crazy day at work, so I didn't get home early enough to post my recipes and kids' craft! So today is a longer post!
First I want to share my card that I made for the sketch at Sketches! by Tamara. I finagled it a little bit to fit my spooky card. I am not normally one to make Halloween cards, but this week I have made three! Weird. Anyway, here is the sketch:
You are welcome to join in and play along. See the other cards HERE. A lot of the Design Team went with a Christmas theme, as the sketch pictures show a poinsettia type flower or snowflake, but I decided to do something different and stick with October and make a Halloween card:
My cut out mummy (Stampabilities) is the flower on the right side of the sketch, and the vertical lines of the designer paper (The Paper Studio) are representing the vertical cross piece. My little spiders are plastic confetti that I have had forever --- one day they (hundreds and hundreds) fell on the floor...... weeks later I am in my stamp room and see a spider on the floor (I hate spiders! Why, you ask, do all of my Halloween cards have them then? LOL). I am thinking it's a little black REAL spider! But now I have learned to recognize the confetti shape! The corner web is a little Stampin' Up! incentive stamp and the sentiment is Studio G (a gift from my friend, Shelly!). The black webbing trim is from Really Reasonable Ribbon's September Club offering.
Now on to some fall food! Many of you probably have this Werther's recipe already, but it is such fun to make and give as little gifts all fall. I don't like nuts, so I like to eat this recipe too! (I do add nuts on some gifts). Sometimes I just make up the caramel mixture, put it in little containers and give with a variety of fall apples. We have so many different ones around here (more than 20!), and some people would rather cut their apples and dip, than eat them on a stick! Either way, it's yummy! I double or triple the recipe, depending on how many I want to make at a time.
4 medium apples (I use Granny Smith most of the time)
4 apple sticks
11 oz. bag of caramels, unwrapped (I like Werther's)
2 T. evaporated milk
Push sticks into the top of the apples. Put caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Dip apples in mixture, or spoon mixture over apples (on wax paper). Let caramel set before wrapping or serving. You can also put these in the fridge on styrofoam trays for faster set-up. Dip almost set caramel in crushed nuts, candies, and chocolate!
And now for the kids - this kind of goes along with my card! We have done this activity at school aside from Halloween, when the kids are working on the Bones unit!
A few different types of pasta and dried beans, like spaghetti, macaroni, tiny tube pasta, long tube pasta, wagon wheels, long spirals, tiny shells, wagon wheels, lima beans
A piece of black construction paper
Glue the pasta to the black paper using white glue. Have the kids arrange the pasta on the paper before gluing (to make sure that they have room for the whole body on the piece of paper).
You can use just about any type of pasta (or dried beans) for the bones. A wagon wheel is nice for the head. Spaghetti makes good fingers and toes. Tiny tubes or dried lentils are good as vertebrae in the spine. Long tubes make collar bones. Longer tubes or long spirals make good arm and leg bones. Small shells or dried white beans are nice for the kneecaps, wrists and ankles. Two dried lima beans make good hips.
Before and After Patterns:
Have a super day! Thanks for stopping by!