All aboard for a Christmas snack!

 

 

 

 

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Apron Adventures – All Aboard!

When you have boys, every activity inevitably ends up having a vehicle of some sort so I shouldn’t have been surprised that this is what the boys finally agreed on for our little holiday snack.

This activity was just about perfect for my 3-year old’s tiny fingers and he was thrilled that he could do every bit of the assembly himself.

Here’s what you need to get started:

  • wafer cookies
  • red and green hard life savers candy
  • just a smidge of frosting to use as glue
  • knife
  • cutting board

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Lay two cookies next to each other.

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Stack two more wafer cookies directly on top.

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Take 3 wafer cookies and cut in half to make smaller rectangles

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Position two of the smaller cookies horizontally along one end of the vertical longer cookies.

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Stack another two of the shorter pieces on top of the last two shorter cookies.

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Finish up by stacking the last two cookies on top.

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Using a bit of frosting as glue, stack 4 life savers.

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Turn the little candy tower on its side and position on the cookies.

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Using frosting, attach 4 lifesavers for the wheels on the sides of the “train”.  We added one more directly on the front for a Christmas wreath.

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The boys loved the project since I just let my little engineers look at the model and they figured out how to build it all on their own.

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As you can see, those little fingers can do this activity with ease!

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And speaking of little fingers, honestly, aren’t those the sweetest little fingers?

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They were very proud of their choo-choo train and even more excited to eat it!

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If you have older children in the house, this activity could easily be made a bit more complex by letting them decorate in detail their creations with some royal icing and some candies, or you could even create a small tender and multiple cars behind the engine.


Author: Rachel Skvaril
Sugar Artist
Fondant Flinger

Comments

  1. Joyce Larmore says:

    Adorable as always!

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