Hello all! How was your Christmas? We’re hoping it was peaceful, relaxing, and completely enjoyable. (That all might be a stretch…if it was all even half of that, you did something right. :) ) Today we’re just sittin’ here, in Anoka, trying to stay warm (it feels like 37 below zero right now out there, seriously, that’s real), and also prepping a few things for NYE. We aren’t planning to do much–but, we will have a few kids around the house, and a few adults who are looking to entertain those few kids. We’ve decided to put together some candy kabobs tomorrow night (to go with our pizza and movies :) ). All you need are some chewy candies, a few skewers, a scissors and a little patience. Your kabobs can be inspired by color, favorite candies, sour vs. sweet, or just go totally random. You could also prep them ahead of time, or let the kids get involved! (We tried to prep a couple alone, for this blog–but, alas, where candy is, kids seem to come running.) We’ve included a few photos of our ‘process’, to get you thinkin’, we’ve also added a few photos of some of the other candies that we have around the shop that would work great for this. We’re here from 9-4 today, so stop in early! (These are also GREAT for bday parties, class parties, or just a regular, old, movie night. :) )
What you’ll need:
Washi Tape (optional)
Cut the long candy into chunks.
Get to pokin’! This was when my kid suddenly got very curious about what I was up too…hence the little hand. It was a good lesson in patterns…if nothing else. :)
Once we got all the candy on the skewers, we chose to cut off the pokey part. The last thing with want is anyone stabbing themselves, or each other, with a kabob. (That would ruin our night too. :/ )
After that, we chose to add washi tape on the ‘handle’. It’s not necessary at all. We were going for a ‘retro’ feel, so the colors worked nicely with that.
Here’s the first two…we’ll keep making more before tomorrow. As you can see, there are a couple of little knees, up on the counter, in the background, waiting to ‘sample’ our creation.
He finally got to sample the creation, after he modeled for me, and he chose the fakest smile ever.
(Also, he approves of them, just FYI. ;) )
As promised, here are a few other ‘chewies’ that would work great for this…