building robots

last year when we had oscar's dinosaur party, the crafting time was a big hit. so this year i wanted to do that again and unleash the kiddos for some mess-making. i set out a big bowl full of 3 different sizes of marshmallows, pretzel sticks, various candies (sixlets, jelly beans, fruit roll-ups, airheads, and little candy eyes from the craft store) and let them build some edible robots. they each had a bag of buttercream with the corner snipped to use as glue and there was a bowl of little tubes of decorator gels.

they went all out with it and had tons of fun. oscar made his all by himself! check out that fruit roll-up scarf!

aaron made this awesome octobot and ate a lot of candy. then he ate the octobot and made another one just like it.

here is scotie's robot with airhead legs - very nice!

and two of lane's robots - he ended up making a few more.

they had so much fun building and eating that it was hard to get them to move on to the next activity. i thought surely yelling 'pinata time!' would have them running from the table, but they wanted to keep making edible robots!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a whole party of creative geniuses!