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    Smore's on a stick from Today's Creative Blog

    Posted by  ·  June 23, 2010

    The awesome Kim from Today’s Creative Blog is here today to share a clever idea to satisfy our hungry kids and keep them busy!

    Kim writes…

    Thinking of things to keep my 11 yr busy and off the play station can keep me on my toes. He loves art and he loves projects…….especially if they involve food. S’mores on a stick are right up his alley. IMG_6114While cruising through my Get Your Craft On weekly links, I found this project from Whimsical Creations……….I instantly loved it because I figured my son could pretty much do it on his own, building self esteem and satisfying his need for independence all at the same time. And it involved chocolate.

    Items needed to make S’Mores on a stick:

    • Graham Crackers
    • Marshmallows
    • Lollipop sticks
    • Dipping ChocolateIMG_6101

    This is where most boys will be very happy……they get to crush the graham crackers. While he’s crushing, I placed the chocolate candy discs in the microwave for 2 min. You can also melt using a double boiler.IMG_6105Yes, that is a dirty string on his wrist….he’s had it on for a couple of months. He’s wearing it until it falls off……..or until I cut it off in the middle of the night.

    After pushing the sticks into the marshmallows, dip and swirl your marshmallow in the melted chocolate. IMG_6107Let excess chocolate drip off before rolling in the graham crackers. This is where you could add sprinkles too……or toffee chips……or crushed peppermint, or crushed fruit loops…..the possibilities are endless.IMG_6106And if you’re 11, you’ll get distracted by the chattering of the bird that’s on the house next door….and you’ll ask your mom to take a picture….because it would be interesting on the blog.IMG_6109 Place them on your plate….or cake plate in a haphazard fashion like any 11 yr old would.IMG_6113 Let it set for about 30 min. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor!IMG_6118 The perfect treat for kids and adults of all ages. Enjoy!

    For more ideas and a showcase of creative blogs be sure to visit Today’s Creative Blog!

    Don’t miss all the fabulous and fun summer crafts


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    1. Bonnie
      Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
      Cool idea, thanks! and fun to see your son having fun with it:) Tell him it was fun to see the bird also!
    2. Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
      I want these bad! Are they good for breakfast? :)
    3. Monday, June 28th, 2010
      I made the exact same thing last week for a Grade 2 class party. It was a hit with the kids AND the teacher who didn't need to worry about cleaning sticky fingers.
    4. Susan
      Friday, June 25th, 2010
      Brilliant!!!
    5. Friday, June 25th, 2010
      Mmmm, I just might have to make these for our church pot-luck on Sunday.
    6. Thursday, June 24th, 2010
      These will definitely be featured at this summer's backyard campout. Perfect for those who are too young to do the real thing! This is featured in my Friday Favorites this week!
    7. Thursday, June 24th, 2010
      I am going to make these with my girls this weekend! YUMMMMM!!!
    8. Thursday, June 24th, 2010
      I want these so badly right this minute.
    9. Jenny
      Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      Love this idea! Perfect to keep kids busy AND happy! I'm going to have my niece (Skip to my Lou's daughter) here tomorrow and we will try them! Love the dirty string and the bird photo as well! ;-) Looks like you have a really fun family - what a cute son!
    10. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      Glad your son had fun making them. Thanks for the linky love. =D
    11. Amy
      Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      Went and picked up all the things to do these today! What a fun and easy treat. With a little prep work I plan to do these with my 2 year old. Will be a fun departure from the apples and cheese snack :)
    12. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      Those look FANTASTIC!!!
    13. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      OH wow, and yummy! We really need to try this recipe!
    14. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      Genius! Way less messy that letting kids on the loose with s'mores :)
    15. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      We loves Smores around here, but sometimes getting the fire pit lit is a pain. The kids would love to make these!
    16. Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      What a fabulous idea! I'm on the way to my kitchen now to make them!
    17. sheryl
      Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
      sounds wonderful and yummy but 1 part is missing....the burnt marshmallow??? That is the best part of a smore!!