Last weekend I decided to put on my supermom cape and attempt a couple fun fall-themed activities with the kids. And it was actually a success! The kids were happy and didn’t fight and we all had fun! I can hardly believe it myself. We did an autumn tree craft and decorated some monster rice krispies treats.
I had the boys help me make the rice krispie treats the day before, they both looove helping with anything in the kitchen. I had to muster up all my patience though as they tossed the marshmallows into the pot One. At. A. Time. *deep breaths*
The next day, my brother, sister in law and nieces came over to join in the fun of making candy monsters!
I bought different colours of melting chocolate and sprinkles and some candy eye balls and gel icing. I stuck candy sticks into the rice krispie squares to make them easier for the little ones to manage.
I melted the chocolate in the microwave, 20 seconds at a time and stirring frequently. I put the sprinkles in plastic drinking glasses and gave everyone a sheet of wax paper.
Then we all had loads of fun dipping the treats into the melted chocolate followed by sprinkles. We added eyeballs and grimaces/smiles.
The finished monsters were laid to dry on the sheets of waxed paper. It only took about 30-40 minutes for the chocolate to set.
I will admit that this isn’t a totally original idea…I saw a similar photo of monster treats on Pinterest. 😛
We also did this super easy autumn tree craft:
We had a great weekend doing these simple fall-themed activities!
Do you have any fun activities you do for Halloween or Thanksgiving?