Monday, February 21, 2011

Ye Olde Sugar Wafer Castle

For many children throughout this great country, this week is winter vacation. Which means that many parents are counting down the hours until happy hour/bedtime/next Monday. What is one supposed to do with all these endless hours of free time? Take a cue from my friend's friend's niece Brooke who decided to get crafty with sugar wafers, frosting and gumdrops. Sour fruit roll-ups were used for moss and flags. Apparently there's a guillotine in there somewhere, too. In any case, I think this is a brilliant vacation week activity. Clean out your cupboards. Unearth all that leftover Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's candy and give the kids some some frosting and detailed blueprints of the Parthenon, then go to town! Only four more days 'til the weekend.


Carol said...


That looks like a great idea!! Maybe the Sugar Baby can make one of Mount Rushmore, or the Eiffel Tower. He is so creative I am sure he will make something fabulous. My J once made the Great wall of China with icing and mini marshmallows for a school project. He also made pyramids with same mini marshmallows. :-)

Candy Yum Yum said...

Great ideas Carol! I will post our castle soon. The flaw was that we ate about as much as we constructed with. Talk about a tummy ache!